Flee and Pursue, Part 1

1 Tim 6:11 states, “But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.” These things refer to the love of money which is the root of all kinds of evil. The porn industry is all about THE MONEY!! They do not care about the people behind the pictures or the movies…they are in the industry because it is such a lucrative business (grossed $10 billion according to CBS News, see http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/11/21/60minutes/main585049.shtml). So of course, Christians should have no part in “donating” to their profits through any kind of purchasing of any kind of pornographic material. Instead the Christian is to pursue righteousness and the things of God. However, most Christians do not have a problem with agreeing to this. This is definitely true because many Christians can obtain pornographic material (pictures, videos, and stories) for free on a regular basis since the invention of the internet. Why would the porn industry offer their product for free? Because they know the intoxicating, addicting nature that pornography has on an individual, both male and female. Now through the sciences, we know that orgasm and male ejaculation results in a chemical release in the brain, so that over time there becomes a chemical dependency (like seeking a high or a buzz).

Furthermore, today, there is an increasing number of females who struggle with pornography on both sides! Females in pornographic pictures or videos are either forced (in a multitude of ways including the emotional, psychological, physical, and situational), unaware (of the camera), or through their consent for a variety of reasons including money, life situation (feel they have to in order to survive), or even hedonistic pleasure. Regardless, the men cannot blame the women for posing in such pictures because if the men were not willing to purchase such obsenity then they wouldn’t have a choice but to abstain.

Flee and Pursue, Part 2

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