Pornography and Our Free Will – Choosing Not to Sin

Pornography is not a disease.  It is not something you catch or something that afflicts us.  It may bring about a physiological response but is not caused by physical issues.

It is just sin.  It is a tangible expression of an unseen problem with our hearts.

It is the same story that is as old as man.  Temptation comes before a man.  There is an opportunity for choice: Sin or no sin?  Then the decision is ours, always ours.  We too often choose sin.

That is bad news – this sin is our choice.  No one is forcing people to watch pornography.  It is our free will decision and therefore our responsibility.  We won’t get out from under it unless we start with this truth.

This is also good news – sin is our choice.  Where God gives us freedom to choose between sin and no sin He always gives us the power to turn away.  He provides a way of escape.

What we choose to do we can also choose not to do.

Sin may be pleasurable for a season but it is fleeting and ultimately leads to death.

For more on this check out this post  The Emptiness of Sin

Freedom in Christ is an awesome and wonderful thing.  It also means great responsibility as a Christian.

We are free to choose life or death, joy or heartache, righteousness or sin…we make these choices a thousand times every day.

We can admit that we make the wrong choice without fear and without shame because we have a great Savior Jesus who cleanses us from all sin and helps us to turn away from it.  But if we say we have no sin when God sees exactly what we are doing?

But what happens if we say we have no sin when God sees exactly what we are doing?

The Word puts it so simply, right?  If we confess what God already knows then He cleanses us,  If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves  and the truth is not in us.

Which are we going to choose today?

 

2 thoughts on “Pornography and Our Free Will – Choosing Not to Sin

  1. Is the fact that we have a choice to sin or not to sin further emphasised by the idea that if we indeed had NO choice in a transgression, then it’s not our sin at all, it becomes our tribulation?

    But in Jesus’ greatest tribulation, in his greatest suffering he had a choice. He laid down his life by choice, very clearly he said it was not taken away.

    But WE desire NOT to suffer for transgressions that we DO choose to make… And Jesus chooses TO suffer for all transgressions that he NEVER chose to make.

    Amazing… our God accepts that payment on our behalf… because he loves His Son… and because loves us.

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    • Yes, truly amazing! The sad part about those who get rid of the idea of sin and responsibility is that in doing so they take away from the awesomeness of what Jesus did for us.

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