Pornography is a serious problem, according to various studies. One study I read indicated that in the United States, $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography every second. Every second there are 28,258 Internet users viewing pornography as well as 372 Internet users typing adult search terms into search engines. Even more troubling is the fact that every thirty-nine minutes a new pornographic video is being created.
Let’s be clear. People who either consume or participate in pornography can totally be redeemed by the gospel. I think we need to be careful not to mention the above statistics in a way that makes it sound like those who are involved in pornography are unredeemable. That’s simply not true. Jesus loves people who are addicted to porn and Jesus loves people who are participating in the porn industry.
What many people think is “innocent fun” is actually extremely harmful. In fact, you do not need to be a Christian to see pornography as destructive.
Dr. Victor Cline suggests that there is a four step progression for people who continue to use pornography. It is as follows: [Read more…]