“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:27-28
Last Sunday we looked at Jesus’ words in his Sermon on the Mount about lust and adultery. They’re hard words for disciples of Jesus who live in a pornified culture like ours. So many things around us from music clips to billboards invite us to lust after others.
Through the gospel Jesus has freed us from the power of sin – including lust and adultery – to live new lives for him. Free from porn, which is visual adultery.
If you’re struggling with porn, get help. The best place is within a church community. This is a good place to start if you haven’t got anyone close by to turn to.
Here’s a great resource on the damage porn does to those who use it and make it. It’s not written from a Christian perspective, but by people who see it as a serious public health issue.