Sex And Pornography Part I

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Sin prevents our lives from receiving this flow.

And God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and rule over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the sky and over all the beasts that tread upon the earth. (Genesis 1:28)

  The history of sex is undoubtedly older than man, which was immediately after the days of creation of the fishes and birds. God had said, Be fruitful and multiply but to whom had he said that? Not to man, for man was one of the last creatures whom Father created. He had said to the created fishes and birds, And . . . Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the fowl multiply in the earth (Genesis 1:22). Surely, man was yet to exist! Man was made to occupy the land, not live in waters and hang on air, for that would make them more animal-like or fish-like. But God had said that before man was created, not after man was created, which implies that sex among animals was itself, older than man.
   However, even sex among man and wife isn’t as old as sex among those animals first created but all in a general sense, sex is older than man.

                 No Other Way But Sex

   When God blessed his creation, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the fowl multiply in the earth, (vs 22) he wasn’t expecting magic. There surely was no other way but sex in other to have them multiply, increase all over the earth. Sex was made for procreation, not for T.V. drama; between husband and wife, male and female, not a husband and another man’s wife.
   God said the same after man was created, but there’s no record of Adam and Eve having sex before the fall. We see a record of that after it. This means that the time between the creation of man and the fall may, perhaps be a very short while. However, woman wasn’t created for man to always have sex with her. Both had a job to do in Eden! They had to care for what God had planted in Eden, the animals and every other living thing which was in it. Woman was made as his helper not a being made for sex. This doesn’t mean that sex is a SIN but it’s good when we remove it from this: women were made for sex. Certainly, that sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Since man was put in that garden to tend it, the woman made as his helper was to assist him in the assignment given unto him. When we see woman as made for sex, there’s no way we would get our thoughts off of lust.
   The second chapter of Genesis is summary of the first chapter and bears some extra account not included in the first chapter, like the rivers leading to Eden. However, this particular verse, So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them (1 : 27) explains that man and woman had already been created but in chapter 2, we are told that man was first created and then the woman and also, why she was created. One thing before the days of the fall, was just so different from the days after the fall, And the man and his wife were both naked and were not embarrassed or ashamed in each other’s presence (2 : 25). They never were ashamed of their nakedness and in that side of life, sex would be appreciated as part of the gift to procede the work of procreation.

              Not A Result Of Sin

   I have gone through the net, discovered many blog posts point that sex is nothing but a result of sin. How does that look? Would God command that they be fruitful and multiply, only to have all they did termed as sin? If sex is a result of sin, wouldn’t it make it so clear to discover that even the animals were exchanging a sinful act? But man is not an animal, nor do animals have sin in them. They never had sin but sin itself came to change the look of everything. Friendly ones became the devourers and some loved to stay distant from man but in the creation, it wasn’t that way.
   It was this way: man’s major desire was to please God by tending the garden and caring for the animals but perhaps, just a side of the job was left undone: there was no child who came from sexual intercourse bearing the nature of God in human body. All that came through the moments man had sex with his wife was of the nature of Adam, yet created in the image of God.
   Therefore, sex isn’t a result of sin. Sin brought them to realize they were naked and the shamefulness of that came alongside the discovery. What God had given as a gift to man in order to procreate more people in the nature of God was now used to procreate people in the nature of a sinful man, until Jesus came to have man reborn into the nature of God, just as it was in Eden.

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Some people believe pornography to be all about an EROTIC GRAPHIC CONTENT but they miss a lot about it by forgetting it's also about the real practical sex-act which humanity get involved in either outside marital-life or dirty acts in marital-life.

                 Sex And Pornography

Just as the history of sex was traced back to the days of Adam before the fall, so pornography is traced to after the fall of man, when man abused the God-given gift which was to aid the procreation of more humans and populate the earth.
    Pornography is the obverse of natural sex-life, behaviors and it arouses the interest of man for corruption, uncontrollable lust and dreary desire for sex outside of marital-life; stirring the desire to have sex in the wrong parts. It has encouraged even Christians to participate in anal sex. While some identify that such anal activity isn’t recorded in the bible and can be done out of free-will even in marital-life, as no part of scripture forbids man to engage in such defying activity, it draws them further into the dark tunnel of evil.
    Some find this activity to be refreshing their desire for sex in marital-life and a means to ban loneliness from their mind for a certain moment. Perhaps, some identify that for fun. Whether loneliness, fun or marital-desire, it still is against the divinely-arranged sex which Father commands is included in marriage.

Fun-less Fun  

  Basically, fun is something that adds more beauty to life. So is pornography fun? Viewing it on internet can be so tempting that it adds more pressure on the blood to make one put what he sees into practice. Let’s look at the following which we’ve been made to believe is true:
It’s all about fun: It’s not! It’s a soul-killer! One’s spirit gets dragged deeper into that tunnel filled with confusion, digs a man’s grave without a knowledge of it and makes the love of God look obscure. In the actual sense, the fact is the love of God never grow obscure, but the blackness which resides in a man’s heart have him blinded from seeing that love. When pornography is looked to for fun, it’s not because there’s no other way. It’s because the victim doesn’t have the idea of any other way. There’s constant hiding found in his life as he access the tunnel: fear that he might be caught and excommunicated, or something worse may happen in his marital life. It’s that way! The fun which they run to find only gets them turning their backs on the whole lot of people who know nothing about them.
   In the days when I was in the dark tunnel, I often would hide myself from others just to at least, get one video that would paint my loneliness with much fun. But what did I get? Nothing! Each time I try that way, all I get is nothing . . . No possible, interesting gain in having that done. It only shoved me further from God, having my heart dimmed from recognizing his love toward me. The more I seeked this fun-less fun, the further I could see myself falling, falling and falling. The blood would keep rushing back after I had done the whole thing. I would look around to find out no one was watching, so I could have some chance to pray a forgiveness-prayer. It was a mess and I was too! More days and months were getting wasted and I couldn’t fill them back.
   If you’ve gone through such experiences, I assure you it’s the grace of God that took you out. It was just so tough finding fun through that because you never will find it. Just stop looking for it!
It’s all about a loneliness-solver: This act isn’t about any loneliness-solving. Rather, it ease that lonely feeling further to another degree of wantonness. When Adam was the lonely fellow in the garden without a partner, a woman was brought to him as his wife with whom he would spend some time. There’s no record that he got lonely afterwards. Why? The love for his wife and the love toward God was occupying that empty hollow place in his life. There’s no way he would ever pause to look at something adulterous in nature. If you’re a married fellow and you cry you’re lonely, and all you do to get rid of that loneliness is view this fun-less fun, you certainly may get addicted to it. The reason is you don’t love your wife as much as you loved her when you first married and your affection toward God is dead.
  Our earthly partners are given to us to erase that thought of loneliness and help us move on. All we think about is how much we may impress each other and show more love. This fun-less fun creates no loneliness-solving, rather, it empties our desire to make our spouse happy. You’re what you eat! The habits you absorb into your heart from the moments of the dark tunnel is what you’ll exhibit toward your spouse. Your craving for more sex, inviting the wrong sexual parts will keep replacing your love. Rather than help you look away from trying to have more sex, it deepens your desire for it and gradually blots your thoughts to nothing else but it. What you learn in moments of your loneliness is what you’ll exhibit. Nothing else, nothing less!

The Purpose Of Sex

   Look all through scripture, you’ll discover a unique truth about sex: childbearing. They had sexual relations because they needed to get children to succeed them but what does pornography do? It encourages people, including believers who view it, to engage in anal sex which was never Father’s intention from the beginning. He made the woman as a helper to the man and through her he can produce more people like himself who will populate the earth. He included the rightful part as part of her body to be actual region where sex must take place, not the anus. Childbearing doesn’t include the anus. So why should we engage in such abominable thing?
   I won’t say the purpose of sex is fun but sex could be filled with fun. However, that’s not its purpose. Adam didn’t have sex with Eve for fun but to procreate. Therefore, it’s good if we remove our thoughts from explaning that its purpose is just for fun. It’s not!

You Condemn It, But The Bible Doesn’t Talk About It!

   Just as scripture talks in detail about sex-life, so does it talk about pornography. Many parts of history contain stories of men and women who carried out the activities involved in modern pornography, though, it wasn’t called so in those, it was. Let’s look briefly to several examples found in scripture and what they did which is so akin to modern pornography.
In Genesis 19:3-10, the Sodomites approached Lot’s house to have sex with the two men whom Lot had just shown hospitality. These men were angels whom Father had sent to Sodom and Gomorrah in answer to Abraham’s request. The Sodomites were so desperate to do the task: it’s called gay (man to man sex). 22You shall not lie with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination (Leviticus 18:22). Understand that pornography also encourage this same sex sin, which means it was already in existence but not as rampant as these days, as it also occupy the net.
This dark-tunnel encourages outside-marital-sex but you may wonder, “Where is it in the bible?” But it is! 20Moreover, you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife, to defile yourself with her (Leviticus 18:20). God has called this a carnal act and those who engage in it are living in such carnality. Their soul will be getting drawn to the evil in this sin. David, though, we can’t call him a pornographer also carried out this outside-marital-sex sin by laying with Uriah’s wife. The real core of the cause of succumbing to pornography is lust. If the enemy can’t overtake you in a tough battle, he will use your carnal pleasures to get you under Father’s judgment. The enemy couldn’t defeat David in battle but was able to defeat him through the carnal pleasure and had him under Father’s judgment.
Amnon was caught in this pornographic act when he forced his brother’s sister, Tamar, into relations with him. God had commanded, 9You shall not have intercourse with or uncover the nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father or of your mother, whether born at home or born abroad (Leviticus 18:9). Those who are well aware that pornography do encourage sex between a brother and sister, can agree that this is true. For to them who have no knowledge of scripture, such sin is no offense. For scripture equally said thesame about abominable sex-life. 6None of you shall approach anyone close of kin to him to have sexual relations. I am the Lord. 7The nakedness of your father, which is the nakedness of your mother, you shall not uncover; she is your mother; you shall not have intercourse with her. 8The nakedness of your father’s wife you shall not uncover; it is your father’s nakedness. 9You shall not have intercourse with or uncover the nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father or of your mother, whether born at home or born abroad. 10You must not have sexual relations with your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter; their nakedness you shall not uncover, for they are your own flesh. 11You must not have intercourse with your father’s wife’s daughter; begotten by your father, she is your sister; you shall not uncover her nakedness. 12You shall not have intercourse with your father’s sister; she is your father’s near kinswoman. 13You shall not have sexual relations with your mother’s sister, for she is your mother’s near kinswoman. 14You shall not have intercourse with your father’s brother’s wife; you shall not approach his wife; she is your aunt. 15You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son’s wife; you shall not have intercourse with her. 16You shall not have intercourse with your brother’s wife; she belongs to your brother (18:6-16).

All of these mentioned above reigns in a pornographic world where no one tends to respect and obey the laws of God. There’s no sin on earth that isn’t recorded in the scripture, one way or the other which means that engaging in any of these acts is nothing but SIN.

Who Are The Pornographers?

   It’s easy to conclude that the pornographers are those persons who engage in the real dramatic sex which is then compiled into a video tape for others to view. However, the pornographers ain’t only those who do the sexing. It’s also those who engage in the viewing.
   Why? Those who do the sexing are committing the sin externally after it has been rooted within their hearts and those who do the viewing are also committing sin in their hearts and the sin externally is the process of viewing.
   Pornography isn’t just an internet graphic content. It’s biblically known as sex-sin.
   Jesus said all the issues of life, spring forth from the heart. Sex-sin is committed at the root and with time, it grows to be committed externally. What we have within us is what we’ll exhibit toward others.
   Therefore, the pornographers are those who view the pornographic contents thereby committing sex-sin in their hearts, and those who do the sexing also are for they have taken it to the practical.

Like The Holy Of Holies

   In the Old Testament priesthood, only the High Priest had the grace to enter into the Holy of Holies (Hebrews 9) while other priests were able to enter into the Outer Court to perform their duties to God. The High Priest had to enter in to offer sacrifices once a year.
   The parts of the body that were created for sex are just like the Holy of Holies and it’s only established for man and wife for the purpose of procreation. When any other priest apart from the ordained High Priest get into the Holy of Holies, it’s termed a sin before God. Likewise, anyone who breaks the law of God by defiling himself through sharing these body parts with others apart from the chosen man or wife whom God has given unto us as a companion, is under the judgment of God.
   Paul said wives are to submit to their husband, yes, their husband in everything (Ephesians 5:24). What does this include? What are they to submit? He’s not only talking about finance, tongue or anything else but also talking about her body. This also applies to the man who must submit his body to his wife.
   When both see their bodies as the Holy Place which mustn’t be defiled and the hidden parts of the body as the Holy of Holies which likewise must not be defiled by anyone else so as not to defile the marriage bed, both will keep their bodies only for each other, not for those who are external.
   Furthermore, sex outside of marriage is no less pornography; for it is sex-sin in God’s eyes. In his eyes, SIN is more than a disease.

          A Sex Outside Pornography

   A godly marriage is always a marriage that has a sex-life outside pornography. No one among the spouse is caught in the trap of a pornographic lifestyle. They see sex-life as a divine gift from God to continue the work of creation. They don’t see sex as the purpose of man’s existence. The purpose of our existence is worship (a godly living outside of sin).
   Though, it’s true that there’s a possibility that one or both of the spouse may be caught in pornography but how do they get out of it if both suddenly find out about these error of theirs? Should they split? Or should they work with a pornography industry to complete the scene? While all these sounds so ungodly, we still have believers who engage in this acts.

In our next post, we’ll see why people including believers engage in this before we talk about the Way out.

If you’ve anything you want to say about this, feel free to share it in the box or to samueljunoi@hotmail.com

God bless.

Sammy.
Lovestream.

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