Maybe you’ve heard the statistics about pornography. The staggering amount of men (and studies show women more and more) who are sinking into the world of consuming images. And maybe you’ve heard about the statistics of the world of pornography being built upon broken homes and broken families, and leading to more of the same (the book Silent War points out that up to 80% of women in the adult film industry suffered from sexual abuse in their past).
But here’s the best reason of all to avoid it.
Wednesday night, Randy Harris preached at Highland about some of the implications of living out the Gospel. It was a great sermon, and I highly recommend you give it a listen. At one point during Randy’s talk, he talked about how the general tension most of us live our lives in, is the balance between power and fear.
That is, we tend to act out of fear more often than we’d like to admit. And that generally, the way we try to overcome fear is by gaining power. These are the options that the world presents us with. It is the continium that we live on.
But it’s not the Gospel. Continue reading Cruciform Sex