I did a short blog 2 years ago on how I believe the church is being led away from the Truth found in scripture regarding man’s wisdom concerning pornography. I just wanted to expand on that a bit after attending a Christian conference lately in Belfast. I seriously couldn’t believe that this faith-based ministry was teaching a half-truth to church leaders with no biblical reference, no answers or conclusion to the problem and letting them go home without bringing the hope of Jesus Christ.
To me this highlights three things:
1. The Church doesn’t teach about the effects of porn and what it really is the way God wants it to be taught through His word.
2. They are running after a different source; the bible puts it this way – they are drinking out of broken cisterns.
3. They aren’t prepared to sit down with their bibles open and listen to the guidance of the Holy Spirit who will lead them into the truth and knowledge of scripture.
It would be a bonus or at least a bit of a comfort to know that the Church is united over how to tackle pornography among the rank and file, but sadly it isn’t. The curse of pornography has managed to separate and divide those of us who are trying to stand up and do something about it. It’s gotten among us and is scattering our trains of thought to all the wrong places. Instead of this fight uniting us together under the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit it has split us up, huddled in our own little groups with the majority now turning to worldly secular wisdom instead.
Christianity is the largest collective faith-based group in the world and many are seeking out the world’s advice and treatment rather than looking to God’s word for an answer.
Here at this ministry we don’t look to psychology or rely on science to inform us what pornography is, instead we go straight to the bible and to Numbers 25 to understanding what the church is facing today concerning pornography.
You see, the thing is you won’t find the word PORNOGRAPHY in scripture, just like you won’t find the words rapture, trinity, abortion or dinosaur, but you will find their descriptions, behaviour and what they are. I don’t know if you have picked up on this but lately there is a huge, huge push by everybody to promote porn as an addiction and I believe through scripture that this theory is simply a smoke screen to lure you away from what God’s word really teaches. Each lecture, each written article is a fabricated half-truth to cast doubt on the sovereignty of God and of course on the back of every addiction is a lucrative business opportunity for those vultures to bleed your pockets dry.
All it takes is one person’s theory to catch another’s imagination, promote it, publicise it through Satan’s global media empire and soon it becomes fact. The church bought into this type of misinformation over 400 years ago with alcoholism. Modern science back then believed that alcoholism was a disease and if you touched or stood near an alcoholic you would catch the disease. The church bought into this theory and promoted this scientific nonsense as fact. I want to bring a book to your attention called the Myth of Sex Addiction by David Ley and it contradicts the porn addiction theory . I don’t like recommending any books other than the Bible, but in this case I’m prepared to let you see that the scientific community aren’t in full agreement either and at odds with each other. The bible doesn’t support the theory and a lot of professionals and academics don’t support it either, but you know the truth gets suppressed and so does Christ.
Gary Wilson’s Tedx talk explains how he believes pornography rewires your brain. It’s a good presentation, so good that you could almost believe it. But you need to understand this is not a Christ-friendly presentation and seizes every opportunity to draw truth away from the bible. Like Darwin did vs Creation, and AI vs God the Creator. The underlying theme of this false teaching is designed to cast doubt on the word of God by exchanging the truth of scripture for the half-truth of man’s wisdom.
Science is generally a rejector of God’s word and in effect what that presentation is saying is this. WE HAVE THE ABILITY/KNOWLEDGE TO EXPLAIN HOW PORN LIGHTS UP AND REWIRES YOUR BRAIN BUT IF WE CAN’T EXPLAIN A LINK BETWEEN PORN AND SATAN WORSHIP THEN IT CAN’T BE HAPPENING. So to me and you that means that Jesus is no longer the answer.
If science can find anything to come against the truth found in scripture then it will aggressively thrust its agenda in everybody’s face in this case attempting to re-educate the sincere believer that there is a power out there greater than your creator and that power is pornography because it has absolute power to change the DNA make-up of your brain. I’m actually not attacking Gary Wilson nor do I have any major problem with his work because what he presented at Tedx is what I would expect to hear from the secular humanist temples of further education. Unfortunately those people are always going to be with us casting doubt by whispering Satan’s lies. Thankfully over the centuries the Holy Spirit has faithfully revealed their schemes through discerning saints.
However, what I do have a major issue with here is believers, church leaders and especially faith-based ministries in this line of service promoting the secular view that pornography reshapes, rewires, reprograms your brain. The book of Romans tells us that it is not pornography, but God, who changes your brain as He withdraws His protection and peace from over your life because of your rebellious and idolatrous behaviour.
Romans 1:28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a debased mind to do things that ought not to be done.
A debased, depraved, reprobate mind, a condemned mind, a foolish mind, a sinful and corrupted mind, a defective mind, doubled-minded; these are all descriptions that you will find in other biblical translations of this popular scripture. God allows the process to happen, the mind is a work of His creation and He is the one who is in control.
The greatest resource that you could own to understanding what pornography is isn’t a text book or science book, it’s God’s book the Holy Bible. This process of your brain changing will only happen if you continually reject God and the prompting of the Holy Spirit and go deeper into pornography. You will force God to gradually remove His presence and peace from over your life and in turn He will then reluctantly allow your sin to consume you whether it be porn, alcohol, money, drugs, gluttony, materialism, etc.
Most men start to believe that they have formed an addiction to pornography but all that’s happened is that God has handed them over to captivity for rebelling against His Son. It’s the OT standard. God handed the Israelites over to captivity whenever they rejected his word and were whoring and idol worshiping after false gods. Why should He be any less with us who are called by His name.
So when you have those images 24/7 tormenting you in your mind, it’s not pornography changing your brain but rather warning shots that God’s presence and protection is starting to be removed from your life. God will not allow His Holy Spirit to be subjected to your lured choices, so you will give Him no choice but to withdraw His presence and peace from over your life.
We have no idea how faithful God is. God will contend and put up with us as long as we are truly and honestly trying to help ourselves, but God will not be mocked if you insist on having your sin and hardening your heart to the prompting of His Holy Spirit. The time will come when you will give God no choice but to surrender you over to the power of the enemy.
Rom 1:24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity to the dishonouring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the creator.
Can you imagine how difficult that is for God to surrender you back over to the enemy after the victory His Son won on the cross for you and to listen to the mocking voice of Satan taunt God? “Was Christ’s death not enough?” as he proudly displays you in his trophy cabinet as yet another fallen Christian, reclaiming what he used to be lord over.
Num, 11; 19-20 “you shall not eat 1 day, 2 days nor 5 days nor 10 days but you shall eat it a whole month until it comes out of your ears”. God says that if you want it more than me you can have as much of it as you want.
I hope you can see who is really in control and the One who is allowing the brain changing to happen. One vital warning we can learn from the bible is that if we will repeat the past and all this secular science rubbish, we are setting ourselves up to fall again for it is keeping us distracted from the warning found Numbers 25.
Judge everything accordingly to the word of God because your freedom depends on what you are prepared to believe. Science and secular society labels porn “ADDICTION”. God’s word calls it “SIN” and sin produces adulterers, fornicators, idol worshippers and whore-mongers. Where does the bible tell us these people have their place in?
Satan has waged this all-out war of porn and sexual sin against God but he’s using you, His precious bride to get at Him and you have to decide where you are prepared to take your knowledge and understanding from. The BIBLE or a SCIENCE BOOK?
If God has handed you back over to the enemy it’s never too late to turn the situation around. Judge yourself so God won’t have to, repent by crucifying the flesh, reject porn and turn back to Christ and God will pull you out.
God’s presence gives us a sound mind: 2 Tim 1:7 – For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind