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Pornography

Experts agree–this issue may well be the most pervasive and most troubling moral issue in the church today.

Pornography is the satanic counterfeit of God’s perfect design (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5) for us as sexual beings. Relaxed attitudes toward human sexuality have turned the biblical notion of wholesome and monogamous sexual relations between husbands and wives on its head. Scriptural standards of sexual morality have been abandoned; God’s design for sex has been perverted beyond recognition. Pornography perverts and distorts all of the God-given purposes for sexual intimacy. It tells us it is permissible, if not obligatory, to disregard the sanctity of marriage and the “one flesh” concept and sells sex as a form of recreation with superficial self-gratification. It hawks the view that sex is a purely physiological response. Of all the moral and ethical issues facing families in the 21st century, pornography is perhaps the most vicious.

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