Porn: it burns the soul, destroys lives and marriages, and leads down the steep slope to Hell. Reading pornography is not limited to just unbelievers. The addiction strikes Christians as well- just like drug addiction. I know of Christian marriages which have been torn apart by the husband reading pornographic magazines and watching videos. Pornography is rampant in our country, even on the television. Most people watching cable TV don’t even realize that many of the shows are pornographic in nature. It is “soft sold” to the public. Filthy comedy, lewd advertisements, and shows portraying adultery and homosexuallity are just as detrimental to your life as full page spreads of nude photos. The only difference is that it is more subtle.

Pornographic material is also one of the major causes of human sex trafficking. I think it is safe to say that most truckers who engage in sex with prostitutes and human sex slaves started out by reading pornography. With the advent of wireless Internet, the problem is now even more pervasive. I wonder how many truckers sit out in their trucks late at night viewing online X rated videos and reading magazines. You can bet there are Christian truck drivers doing it as well.

A Word of Warning

If you are a Christian who views porn, you are not just on a slippery slope headed down, you are on the express elevator headed to corruption and misery. You can’t lose your salvation, but you can destroy your life. God does chastise us when we repeatedly engage in sinful activity.

Publishers and movie makers who produce pornography are just as guilty and evil as the pimps and slavers who sell women and young girls in the act of prostitution. Those who buy porn and illicit sex are also just as guilty as those who supply such services. One day, these people will stand before a righteous God to be judged without mercy for their evil acts. It is only now at the present when such people may escape the punishment and torment which awaits them. Most will not avail themselves of this mercy in this life, but will reap the consequences of their evil acts.

If you are a Christian, but are engaged in any of these activities, the time to stop it is now. You are testing the patience of God with your continued immorality. If you are a true believer, you will escape the Hell for unbelievers, but remember one thing. God does chastise his own children when they continue to stray from the path of righteousness and God’s chastisement is a painful thing indeed. God has even taken Christian out of this life before their time, due to their continued rebellion against Him.

There is Hope

There are Christians who are addicted to porn, who are convicted daily by the Holy Spirit. If you struggle with this sin, there is hope. Freedom does not come easily, but you can overcome any addiction, including pornography. Here are the first steps:

Confess your sin to God
Acknowledge to yourself you have a problem with this sin
Seek out a Christian pastor, counselor, or Trucker’s Chaplain to tell your problem to and seek guidance in getting the counseling, help, and prayer you need.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. True Christian pastors, chaplains, and counselors see this problem everyday. They understand and are ready to help you overcome this trouble in your life. If you don’t get help, there is danger ahead and you are headed for a major crash.