Does Pornography Have a Hold on You? (Part 4, A Fearless Self Examination)

   We have broken the silence; we are discussing the fact that pornography has negatively affected our whole culture, including the Church. To address the issue, each of us must begin with ourself.

   Most people reading this paper have made a verbal confession of belief in Jesus Christ as their hope for forgiveness and life eternal. If you haven’t, do that right now………, okay, you’re up to speed with most everyone else. The next step as discussed in my last article is to surrender your will to God.

   The surrender of the will to God is a process that continues with a fearless self examination. Do you compulsively and obsessively do anything that occupies more time and dedication than your relationship with God though Jesus? If you do, you may want to consider that activity as an idol. 

   I had to face that fact with pornography, but for you that idol could be porn, food, work, gambling, religious activity or any of a multitude of things that take over God’s rightful place in our life as first and foremost. What ever is foremost in your life other than God should be at the top of your list and you may have more than one.

   Once you have established the possible idol(s) in your life you move on to identify your character defects.  Character defects are just that, they are flaws in our character make up that don’t ...

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