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Done in Darkness: Porn and Other Sexual Sin…

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You and I are sexual beings. To not acknowledge that is to deny a fundamental part of who we are as humans. You and I are also sinful. If we deny that, we’re in big trouble.

But sin corrupts.

And one of the most prevalent forms of sinful corruption is of our sexual nature. Look at our culture; its full of corrupted views of sex. There has developed a huge dichotomy between what our culture tells us is ok, and what we know from the Bible. Many of us live in that in between which will lead us into darkness. How many of us are 100% sexually pure? If your hand isn’t raised, that make come with lots of shame.

Guilt is God given to keep us from doing something wrong again. Our conscience functions in that way. On the other hand shame is not God given. Shame drives us to hide ourselves in darkness. Adam and Eve hid their naked bodies from God because their sin left them felling the sting of shame. Our “hiding” typically involves trying to cover our actions from friends, family, and even God. “Hiding” is equivalent to “darkness.” Darkness binds. Darkness corrupts. Darkness moves us out of proper relationship with each other and with God as we try to keep everyone out while we make excuses to manage our shame.

The only way to move out of darkness lies with entering into light. And that movement comes from admitting our sin.

God can’t forgive you when you never admit your sin. Nor will you never forgive yourself until you admit this to yourself.

When you keep sexual sin secret, it stays as powerful force in your life. “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” – 1 Peter 2:9 NIV Christ beckons us out of our darkness, to be purified by His light.

Porn is one of the biggest and most popular forms of sexual corruption. It removes one from wholeness to darkness. Shame then overwhelms one very quickly. A few moments of erotic stimuli leaves one with heaps of shame that needs to be covered so no one knows…

Shame shackles.

The way to freedom and to wholeness is by admitting where you are at. The same is true for any sexual corruption, whether its sex with your boyfriend or strange sexual urges you’d never share with anyone, ever. Jesus didn’t die for our sin just to have us to still be shackled by shame. What’s done in darkness needs to come to light, otherwise we continue to live into our corruption. “What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.” – Luke 12:3 NIV

SInce it is the most common form of sexual sin, I’ve included a video below on why porn is dangerous, both for both singles and married people. Its easy to say porn is wrong and its easy to quote a verse of why the Bible saying its wrong, but why porn is wrong leaves many with a loss for words. If we never understand why porn is dangerous, we will never appreciate the seriousness of it. If you struggle with sexual sin, may this be an “ah ha” moment for you…

“Marriages rarely survive if parasites are present. If you love your spouse, you must destroy any addiction that has your heart. If you don’t it will destroy you.” – The Love Dare

Human wholeness, in part, stems from sexual purity. God desires wholeness for all His people, yet wholeness only comes from living in the light. May you pursue God, even in your sexuality.

God Bless,

 
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