Matthew 5:27- 27

“You have heard that the law of Moses says, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust in his eye has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 So if your eye-even if it is your good eye-causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your hand-even if it is your stronger hand-causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.” Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

The Old Testament law stated that it was wrong for a person to have sex with anyone but the person they were married to. (At that time in history it did not need to be stated that men marry women and women marry men. It was also law not to have sex with someone of the same sex.)  But Jesus is saying here that to have the desire to have sex outside of marriage was a sin. Jesus emphasized that if the act was wrong, then so is the intention. To be faithful to your spouse with your body but not your mind is breaking a very vital trust in your marriage. Jesus is not condemning the natural interest in the opposite sex or a healthy sexual desire for your spouse, but the deliberate and repeated filling of one’s mind with pictures and images that would be evil if acted out.  It is the concentrating on these images and the thoughts of them that are sin.  It is evil and will lead to division and disharmony in your marriage.  It is dishonest and it is adultery to seek these images and think on them.  Jesus knew what we would be facing today with the accessibility of every image through the Internet. He knew what would be happening today. If you struggle with Internet pornography, but have never acted out your fanaticizes, it is still sin.  And it will destroy you as all sin leads to destruction and separation from God.  Seek God’s grace and turn from your sin and seek help.  You will need someone else who has gone through what you are going through to help you overcome it.  The stronghold that Satan has set up in your mind, with your permission, will be difficult to break. But it can be done because ALL things are possible through Christ.  But He is the answer and He is the only answer.  Do not wait. Do it today.

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