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“Hello Pastor, I am in pornography addiction is there hope for me?” asked a young believer in Christ, sobbingly. The pastor calmed his tone as he replied through the phone, “Yes my child. I’ve been through that road and I tell you the truth, there’s hope when you believe in Christ Jesus to overcome. Don’t rely on your strengths. Porn addiction is a form of spiritual bondage that only the Blood of Jesus has the power to deliver.”

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Porn Addiction enslaves the mind: A Teenage girl on her phone.
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Living in this digital age, pornography is being presented in a variety of forms such as social media, magazines, animation, writing, film, video, and video games. This is done by porno models and actors who pose for still photos or engage in filmed sex acts. Pornography doesn’t include live exhibitions like sex shows and stripteases. The portrayal of sexual subject matter for the exclusive purpose of sexual arousal is more than common nowadays. It’s frequent in this age we live in!

What’s Pornography Addiction?

Pornography is the act of portraying a sex topic or image with the sole intention of sexually arousing the viewers. That’s the definition of pornography or porn or porno. There’s a distinction between uncensored explicit or hardcore erotic art and porn. The “XXX” is used to designate pornographic material and various groups within the society consider the depictions of any sexually arousing graphics or videos as X-Rated. This means they are immoral, addictive, and noxious, thus suppressing them under obscenity laws, censored, or made illegal.

Pornography addiction occurs when the mind becomes used to watching porn scenes such that you can’t pass hours or a day without watching that dirty xxx-video. Addiction to pornography occurs just like any other form of addiction; such as drug or alcohol addiction. Porn addiction is a bondage so strong to break through, yet there’s always a ray of hope when you trust in Christ Jesus.

Pornography addiction; is there hope for me?

Let’s dive into the question asked by a sincere believer at the beginning of this article, “I am in pornography addiction is there hope for me to overcome this obstacle in life?” Well, first of all, what is pornography addiction?

Pornography addiction is when one can’t pass a day without looking at sexual graphics or videos for sex arousal. Addiction occurs when one is exposed to sexual images or videos more than once which then ignites their brains and flesh to form this craving that they can’t resist. It’s just like hunger. No one can resist hunger. A time will come when you will feel you just need food. That’s it! Without food, you feel you aren’t complete. In the same way, pornography addiction is when your brain craves insanely porno images or videos. Without porn, you feel you aren’t okay! This addiction is the major cause of masturbation which is sinful and also addictive.

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Porn opens many doors for other sins like masturbation.
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From the Biblical perspective, pornography is not only sinful but it also opens many doors for the devil and causes Christians to lose their ground in their faith. The Bible states that we should be holy because He who calls us is holy!

Because it is written, “You shall be Holy, for I Am Holy.” 1 Peter 1:16

“Thus you are to be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy; and I have set you apart from the peoples to be Mine.”

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Now that you know that pornography is sinful, how do you overcome porn? Just Keep On reading…

I am a slave to pornography addiction is there hope? Yes, the steps below are how to overcome porn successfully:

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A crime confession of a prisoner to the detectives.
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1. Confess porn Addiction as a sin to God

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

The first step to overcoming pornography addiction is to accept that you are in sin and that Christ came for the sole purpose of setting you free from this sin. To do this, you must first find a Church that preaches the True Message of the Kingdom. In other words, find a pastor who preaches sin as sin. There are two ways you can confess the pornography addiction sin to God;

  • By willingly believing that Christ died for your sins, let the pastor lead you in repentance where you confess your sins to God and ask God to help you not sin again. As the pastor prepares your heart to receive Christ in your heart (Revelation 3:20), you open up and tell the pastor about the pornography addiction sin and ask him/her to also intercede to God on your behalf. There’s power in confession. It’s like telling the devil you’re fed up and need God. The pastor’s faith as he intercedes for you is also a key to your deliverance here.
  • The way is by not confiding the pornography addiction sin to your pastor but confessing it to God as your pastor leads you in the repentance prayer. You can then repent the pornography addiction sin to God without informing the pastor. God, who knows your heart, will hear and help you. Other believers feel ashamed of mentioning this sin to the pastor. It’s okay. God knows your heart. As long as you really mean it, He will act and help you overcome porno.
To answer the question “pornography addiction is there hope for me?”

There’s hope when you acknowledge any sin before God. This includes even shameful sins you may feel you don’t want to share with anyone. Just be honest to yourself and speak to God.

Knowing that you’re in pornography addiction and not seeing it as a sin will only cripple your efforts to break free. You must understand that anything that makes you feel shameful or guilty is a sin.

Porn is a sin and you must confess it as it is for you to break free.

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When you confess this sin to God, you announce to the devil, who is the author of sin that you are helpless, tired of porn, and that you need God’s intervention and God will indeed help you.

Also Read: Are Sex Positions Sinful to Christians.

2. Stay away from anything that will make you fall into the sin of pornography

After confession, you need to draw close to God. One sure way of drawing close to God is by believing in His WORD in 1 John 1:9 which says you are forgiven. Forgive yourself too no matter how many times you tried and fell. The devil is very skilled in casting doubt on the believers. Don’t heed his whispers. Believe that God has accepted you and then draw to Him through constant prayers and fasting to kill the sinful desires of the flesh.

“For all that is in the world-the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life-is not from the Father but is from the world.” 1 John 2:16

You need to pray and study the Word of God on a daily basis. Fast often to overcome the sinful desires of the flesh. Next, don’t look at porn. Just purpose in your heart and ask God to help you by reading the verse below and praying fervently in the Spirit;

“Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word” Psalms 119:3. Pornographic images and videos are “worthless things” which you shouldn’t look at. Ask God to help you turn your eyes away from them. The devil is enslaving many unsuspecting Christians into porn through social media. Avoid those social media sites, movies, channels, and any content that has any X-rated scenes.

3. Fill your thoughts and your daily schedule with goodness and have a sense of purpose in your new walk

You are a new creature,

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“Anyone who is joined to Christ is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Whether you were already a Christian believer struggling with pornography addiction or you were not a believer who struggled with pornography addiction; you are now a new being. Move on with life having a new purpose; to live as a child of God intended for victory and eternal life. Join the worship team, learn to play the piano, participate in evangelical outreach, be an usher in the church, and so on and so forth.

When you take on new roles in the church, you create more space for God to use you to accomplish His eternal will. Thus, you shun the devil and his work.

Conclusion: “Pornography addiction is there hope for me?” Yes!

Yes. There’s hope only in Christ Jesus. The above three steps are not only valuable for overcoming pornography addiction but other addictive sins like smoking, drunkenness, masturbation, sexual sin, the lust of the eyes, etc. With God all things are possible. Just believe. When you stumble or fall, rise up and avoid sinning willingly after being set free from pornography addiction; otherwise, you will become a worse slave again!

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