Alternative Methods Using the Bible to Deal with Porn

“Do unto yourself what you would normally do to others.” – Biloxi Blues

Most adults suffer from unnecessary worry and guilt due to misunderstanding the relationship between words, photography and procreation. Though they are indirectly connected by several industries, but since they can exist without one another, they are not “sin enablers” of themselves.

Both men and women, married and unmarried, have suffered from depression, self-rejection and undue worry, in regards to avoiding sexual impurity, or the accusations of such, all of which are among the provable causes for increased cancer cells in the body.

When Jesus taught people not to worry, He wasn’t just speaking of positive thinking. He warned us that worry can lead to a shortened life span.

Most church leaders don’t know how to tackle the issue of porn. I have sat through countless substandard sermons on the topic and have taken the liberty to call out some of the worst offenders in regards to an “anti porn” curriculum.

Buying their books or having them talk to your church group about their life experiences making or dealing with porn industry actors or producers will not draw you any closer to God.

Christians are already imputed with the righteousness of Christ when you received him as your Savior. That is in the Word. Thou Shalt Not Watch Sex is not. Bible verses forbidding masturbation do not exist. Scriptures have to be taken out of context to make a case against this act.

Before we discuss this further, we need to define some terms.

First a definition of porn.

Dictionary definitions (that support this message) seem to annoy many pastors I have shared this with, say I’ll paraphrase: Any image or word phrasing that entices your creative drive. This includes the excitement we feel about following our favorite sporting events.

This includes images of your spouse, clothed or not; intentionally posing in a sensual manner or not.

If it excites, and not just sexually, as food ads do to television audiences, it is included in this category.

Romance novels describing “bosoms” and “manhoods” are by definition porn.

Porn is not the same thing as “obscene”. Obscenity is a legal term used to describe an area considered inappropriate for public or general consumption, like cigarettes being marketed in stores where children cannot access them easily.

This standard marks several books in the Bible as containing porn, while not being obscene.

Matthew 5:27- 30 is the verse the Christian interpretation of adultery is based on. Jesus is speaking to a group of mostly Jewish men whose tradition of the day was to treat marriage as a financial contract. They build the business, and the women serve as child bearers and house servants. Period. At that time, there were two schools of thought. One was if a woman did anything that remotely displeased her husband, he handed her a paper marked for divorce and she had to leave. He was then free to marry another, so to speak. Another rabbi was slightly more compassionate toward women, and said that the man needed to be merely suspicious of adultery to issue her a divorce.

Enter Jesus’ statement and most of his tentative followers left. Fewer mouths to feed right? Even Peter did a double take. “How can anyone obey such a teaching?”

Context.

Leviticus isn’t about rules. It’s about hygiene. Back then, clean water wasn’t in the same league with the heavily treated water we flush in our toilets today, much less the water we have access to to wash and cook with.

So, as disease, the biggest danger in committed adultery, ran rampant, God issued some health regulations like, “don’t have sex with your mother,” and things of that nature.

Today it sounds like common sense, but back then, these were radical news headlines.

Don’t have sex with my mother? But what will I do if I get aroused? I’m employing a little sarcasm, folks.

Women are traditionally encouraged to dress in a way that is sexually appealing. They put on make up and dress according to fashions to augment their body’s shape and try to appear attractive to whomever might see them. Yes, some should consider leasing advertising space on portions of their overly-exposed bodies, but, in general, it is not unreasonable that women try to look “pretty”, without regard to the sensitivities of legalism.

Am I in sin for noticing them?

No. And stop beating yourself up for noticing a woman who isn’t dressed like a beekeeper. I say that as if speaking to both men and women. men aren’t the only people who notice attractive women, and vice versa.

Ladies, I’ll get to you in a moment.

First, lust. The context of lust Jesus uses is (without going into a lecture on Aramaic), is on par with rape. My will nullifies yours. You do as I want. Now, if the sexual partner is consenting, there’s two sides to look at. One, spiritual priorities which I’ll cover next. The other is hygiene.

When it comes to lust, or this degree of self-obsessed desire, there are only two entities that know when a person is “lusting”. The person and God. All else is accusation.

This includes viewing any image and enjoying its allure, whether it’s the film poster to Gone With The Wind or its latter day counterpart, The Empire Strikes Back, or visiting any number of virtual sex web sites.

Is a cop browsing evidence of a Special Victims case engaging in lust? Possibly but unlikely.

Therefor, there is no direct connection between the form of porn and the sin of lust.

Lust can exist without a spoken, recorded word or image.

Thus, neither the publishing industries nor the advertising industries are responsible for a person engaging in lust. Yes, Ted Bundy once told Dr. James Dobson that he accused the virtual sex industry of fueling serial killers. Bundy later admitted he was using porn as something other than himself to blame. However he did the one thing most critical in regards to the solution.

He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Romans 10:9 describes the requirement for Salvation as a personal “suspension of disbelief” that Jesus really did rise from the dead and is alive today, waiting patiently for the right moment to surprise humanity with Judgement Day.

Until then, the law as written by Moses, is fulfilled. So what does that mean in regards to anyone watching porn?

Here’s a cheat sheet: 
If you have not accepted Christ as your personal Savior, none of this has any value. Go off and do what you want, good or bad. The only consequences are man made, like prison for sex offenders, or rapists derived from broken homes. That may sound brutal, but we live in the Messianic Age, and that is the way it is.

Once you have received Him, unmarried men: your body will naturally discharge creative fluids. If thoughts persist, keep them private and know that, if you feel comfortable, masturbation is not only not a sin, there is evidence to believe that Jesus could have been an active masturbator.

All amend that. Our Lord was sent to earth to correct everything gone awry between Moses and His arrival 2000 years ago. And He did address everything God wanted corrected. He did not tell us about our brothers and sister on Mars or any other planets, so we can rule the Book of Mormon and aliens as a whole out. We can also rule out the condemnation of what the Catholic Church coined the phrase as “self pleasure”. Jesus never addresses the issue at all. If it was a sin, He would have.

Kings the Bibles considers the be “righteous” according to Old Testament standards had concubines, also know as mistresses.

Translation: unmarrieds need not worry about such myths as blindness, stunted growth or numbness in one’s groin as a result of masturbation. One is not losing ground in regards to their future marriage, nor losing relationship with God. Relationship with God is cemented, one and done, (sorry, Baptists) when Romans 10:9 is achieved.

What if I don’t feel comfortable masturbating?

Then don’t. As far as fornication goes, AIDS and HIV rates are so high that all it takes is one encounter with someone who does not know they are infected and your body can be.

What if it bothers my house mates?

Ephesians 5:21-33 covers this. If your spouse prefers you not, then submit to them. (Note I am not identifying a single gender here.)

If you are unmarried and are dealing with parents, move out of your parents home. Ordering a person not to release or allow for the release of bodily fluids, like a woman’s monthly cycle, is as ridiculous and cruel as ordering a person to stop eating. I am sorry if I’m not address your life-circumstances.

Now, medical science has been trying to address this for centuries. In the 19th century, a doctor name Sylvester Graham notice that sugar seemed to have an effect on the sex drive, and developed the Graham Cracker for this purpose.

Today, the average over the counter pain killer will help reduce the stress experienced from sexual arousal.

But, as the stomach quakes when the body is hungry, (for physical food, not just the Spiritual food delivered by reading a Bible verse), the creative drive quakes when it craves. The answer is not necessarily sex.

Any number of activities can satisfy the body’s desire to have a fluid rush. Adrenalin from exercise, creative writing, making music, and more can address the short-time desires of the body.

Now, let’s assume you’ve made the decision to evoke a personal orgasm. Unmarried people can use their free will to imagine anything they want. Alone.

When I address high school age groups about this, I don’t tell them to be abstinent. I advise them to only have sex with yourself or whomever you are married to. If the other party isn’t willing to marry you, reconsider having their body inside yours.

Much of our perspective in regards to sex and age is motivated by macroeconomics.

The economic conditions of today, which moved the average age of marriage and child bearing from 15 to 25, have distorted the lens we view sex through and fostered more reasons to have abortions in the event of pregnancy. You’re not financial stable at 16 years old? Wow, bummer, you’ll miss out on high school and college and have a life like that Bette Midler movie Stella. Online schools have nullified that excuse.

But AIDS and HIV are all too real. Condoms are not enough to protect anyone from these diseases and more. Al Capone was in prison when he died from syphilis contracted by way of fornication.

Masturbation can be done without thinking of any specific person. Consider film icon Jessica Rabbit or Miss Piggy. Now apply Jesus’ ground-breaking stance on adultery. It doesn’t apply.

Now consider that virtual sex is a mirror with a memory.

If an unmarried person looks at an image or reads words that do not conjure lust in their mind, no sin has been committed.

If they do take on the rape-like perception for that actor, not the fantasy the performer is doing, but the actor, they are engaging in lust and are forgiven by way of the blood of Jesus.

If they masturbate to such imagery, they are forgiven by way of the blood of Jesus.

If a room full of people gather to masturbate and watch certain images, like the Super Bowl (making a point here), there are to issues to be careful of. 1. Disease can transfer in any environment in which genitals are exposed. 2. Ephesians 5:21 is evoked.

Unmarried people, you have this freedom in Christ. If anyone tries to teach your otherwise that masturbation is a sin, politely suggest that they are preaching a false gospel that focuses on acts, and ask them to mind their own business.

Now we turn to married people. If your spouse does not like you do something, anything, Ephesians 5:21 tells you to stop it. But, most newlyweds want to engage in wild sex with their spouses. They like the idea of spicing things up with lingerie and video/photography.

What happens if a Christian couple records their love making and posts it on a social networking site?

Now, I know, many of your are asking why a person would do that. Not all marrieds are able to live with each other. For example, truckers. What if a spouse records their lovemaking and posts it on a special private social network page so that their spouse can enjoy them while working away from home?

Sure they can hold on for a night or two, but weeks to months?

The body needs to release somehow.

That said, enjoy the fullness of life with respect to Ephesians 5:21, without guilt, and as Paul states it clearly, with only 1 spouse. When you try to find loopholes for physical adultery, (with respect to the Spirit of our Lord’s famous quote), you will find that is where life threatening and ending diseases await you.

There are other subtopics one could cover here, but I’ll let you seek out my work if you want to know more.

Stop worrying about engaging in sex and just stay safe, spiritually connected to the Lord by reading the Word, and after using a bathroom for the purposes it was designed for, (glancing at guys), clean it!

Medical science has proven that a steady diet of marital sex or masturbation reduces the risk of prostrate cancer.

Now, ladies.

First, my wife enjoys visual stimulants as long as they never leave the house. We have experimented with photography, but no human eyes other than mine will ever see her beauty as we conceived three children. That said, some women have low self-images. They are offended at the hint of another woman appealing to men or women, whether live or recorded.

I am blessed to be married to a woman who is both hot and confident. She’s also a little too modest for my tastes, but, Ephesians 5:21 is my boundary not to engage in virtual sex images of others. It’s not about avoiding sexual imagery, it’s about submitting to my marriage. Meanwhile, she is the living playground on which I enjoy my sexual fantasies with.

It is one of the privileges of marriages. Further, my fidelity to our marriage, despite temptations and less than subtle offers to stray, I am protected from diseases, unplanned pregnancies and spiritual deaths involving my wife and my kids. Most divorces are a result in a spouse trying to fill a spiritual void or strike out in their personal hurt against their spouse, committing adultery. Like murder, the first one is the hardest step. Once you do it and are not immediately struck by lightning, you will talk yourself into doing it again.

So, I take out all my adoration of women out on my wife.

In exchange, she shows me respect. Not always, but my marriage covenant is with God, not with my wife. I am faithful to her no matter what in my covenant with God. And if she commits adultery, God has a protocol for that. I pray we never have to experience that. My role is fidelity.

As for unmarried women seeking out a date-worthy suitor or how to process a man’s usage of virtual sex, examine why he’s using it. This will help overcome what is essentially a jealousy toward a recorded image or written word. The performer, live or recorded, is trying to get paid, whether through web traffic, advertising or direct payment. Yes, it’s a virtual prostitute. Why is he or she seeking them out?

Virtual sex is a communication tool. It’s an ongoing cry for love. If a person cannot find love, they will do what audiences of romantic comedies do and settle for the simulation of love. The moment the body has discharged, the sexual imagery’s effect expires until a later time when the body recycles.

No one is trying to offend anyone when using virtual sex. Those who make it want ad revenue. Those who want to use it want to discharge fluids, similar to pooping, but designed by God to be extremely pleasurable. (It is suggested by some Bible verses that the air in heaven is like an orgasm.)

And the only ones who are offended are the ones with unfinished business before the Lord. How is your communication between you and your spouse or your patents or your closest suitors thereof?

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The porn industry is not the Enemy. As it is, it is shrinking. Amateur content uploaded onto video social networks has de-fanged the corporate snake it used to be. In 2019, more than half of the production houses in California closed their doors.

Know who your Enemy is. Church leaders and anti-porn advocates should stop wasting their emotions or speech on an Enemy who has been defeated.

Go love your wives as Christ loved the church or submit to your husbands as to the Lord, or rehearse those acts among your mothers and siblings.

As for the people typically targeted as collaborators with the Enemy, Larry Flynt gave his life to Jesus in 1979. The laws protecting his products also protect the Gospel from being banned from churches by atheists. Love him or hate him, he’s going to heaven.

Cory Parella is a Christian pastor in Colorado, a film producer and author of Bible-derived books. 

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