Pornography – the very word ought to disgust faithful Christians. It comes from the Greek word pornographia – meaning “the writing or drawings of harlots” (akin to the Greek word porneia, from which we get the word “fornication”). No child of God should ever partake of such an abominable practice - see Gal. 5:19-21. Yet countless Christians routinely view or read pornographic materials, and many thousands are ensnared by it (Heb. 12:1). This is largely due to the DECEPTION of pornography.
How so you spell “PORN”? Many mistakenly limit pornography to XXX magazines or graphic videos. However, pornography comes in many forms. The American Heritage Dictionary defines pornography as: “Sexually explicit pictures, writing, or OTHER MATERIAL whose primary purpose is to cause sexual arousal.” Wikipedia adds: “Pornography may use…a variety of media — written and spoken text, photos, sculpture, drawings, moving images (including animation), and sounds such as heavy breathing. Pornographic films combine moving images, spoken erotic text and/or other erotic sounds, while magazines often combine photos and written text. Novels and short stories provide written text...”
The scope of pornography is much larger than many care to admit. What the world calls art, music, romance novels, commercials and entertainment may in fact be pornographic. Virtually ANYTHING that triggers sexual arousal can be classified as pornography. This includes Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, posters depicting scantily clad women (or men), certain romance and mystery novels, Victoria Secret catalogues, popular movies, wrestling, TV shows (Remember Baywatch?) and even soap operas.
“Can a man take fire in his bosom and his clothes not be burned?” (Prov. 6:27). The biggest deception of pornography is that it pretends to be a “harmless diversion”. In reality, it will doom countless millions to hell! “Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality ... those who practice such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God” (Gal. 5:19-21). Don’t be fooled by pornography!
"But fornication and all UNCLEANNESS or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints..." (Eph. 5:3)
Jesus, Always Jesus!