thoughts? Confessions? Is it a sin? Does it send you to hell? How can we stay pure? How do we get unhooked?
it is a sin, and since it is a sin the penalty is death and hell. but we have Jesus so we are free of that. staying pure is hard....i broke the chains of porn with 1) safe eyes (a web filter) 2) an accountability partner 3) and most importantly prayer. its hard, but it can be done.
This sums it up perfectlyhttp://www.crossroadschurch.com/sermons/vimeo.asp?embed=clip_id%3D11050383&date=April+18+AM%2C+2010&title=Adultery+and+Purity&speaker=Chuck+Booher
It is a sin! I soooo agree with John! And it will send you to hell. But Jesus is the redeemer and he will save you if you ask him too. And i so agree its hard.
dude jesus said if ur eye causes u to sin pluck it out or if ur hand causes u to sin cut it off! "I think i need my brain plucked out of my head!!"-@justin
thanks. I live in a christian community and this is the #1 problem we junior-highers are facing right now and I have a couple people who wanted me to ask u guys this question. "okay so if you sin sexually like through porno or other bad stuff (you can imagine) other than the actual act of sex but you know it is wrong and want to stop, you keep praying you will but you keep giving in. am I going to hell?"
david,to answer the question:God looks at the heart, not the actions. God will judge if these people should go to hell or not for still giving in. i spent 2 years trying to quit this disgusting stuff before i realized - i wasnt trying 100%. since then, i have been trying 100%, and i have not given in. would God have let me go to hell if i still was trying but not 100%? i dont know, no one can say but God.
it is a sin. And if you do not repent, you WILL go to hell.God says that to even lust after someone is a sin.His standards are so high, that to lust is the exact same as committing adultery...
you keep praying you will but you keep giving in. am I going to hell?" do you keep praying for forgiveness? if you dont you cannot be pardoned of your sin. but God will provide a way out. i had a porn addiction for almost 4 years. it sucked. a lot. but God will help you out...just accept that help. i know that sounds silly..but i couldnt stop because i never accepted that God loves me even though i sin. i never could accept that i wasnt a bad person. i thought i could do it with a little bit of Gods help. wrong. you cannot beat it, you need God to do it all! stay strong. praying for you! xxxchurch.com is a good resource if you and your group want to get a bible study on this subject. also the book "every young mans battle" is a good resource.
thank you guys so much. three of my friends and I have recently broken out of the chains. However we are still greatly tempted and are struggling to stay pure. Please pray that we will stay strong as well as learn to handle all these new emotions were getting. Thank you guys so much for your help.