Sexual intimacy within marriage comes from God. Pornography does not come from God, nor is it a healthy expression of God’s intended purpose for intimacy and sex.
The Bible is clear that pornography and masturbation are not God’s will for His beloved children.
“I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a young woman.” (NIV)
“But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (NIV)
1 John 2:16
“For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.” (NIV)
“But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” (NIV)
There is no sin too big for the forgiveness Jesus offers.
Do you feel stuck in an endless cycle of pornography and masturbation? Jesus wants to pull you out of that. You don’t need to be ashamed. Come to Jesus just as you are — even in the midst of your sin, come to Him. Receive from Him.
Did you know that Jesus didn’t condemn the woman caught in adultery?
“Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, ‘Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?’ ‘No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, ‘Neither do I. Go and sin no more.'” (John 8:10-11; NLT)
If you have accepted Jesus’ work on the cross, you are no longer guilty or condemned. Receive His forgiveness. Notice the all-important order in Jesus’ statement “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”
First, He told the woman that He didn’t condemn her (full-well knowing that He would pay for this very sin on the cross for her); and then He told her not to sin anymore. Only after a revelation that Jesus does not accuse His beloved sheep, are we enabled to leave our life of sin. So soak in this wonderful truth of your complete forgiveness in Christ, as Jesus washes away your desire to consume pornography. -> Jesus, help me! 5 Bible verses for when you think God won’t help you