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“Beware,” Pope Francis cautioned porn watchers. “The devil enters from there and weakens the soul”.

In a speech to aspiring priests earlier this month, Pope Francis warned that viewing pornography leaves you open to nothing less than demonic influence.

Decrying pornography’s modern ubiquity courtesy of smart phones and the internet, Pope Francis warned the seminarians he was speaking with that they are not immune to pornography’s seductive spell. "Priests and nuns also have the vice of porn on the web,” he cautioned. "If you have [pornographic images] on your mobile phone, delete them."

And it’s not just the kinky stuff, he explained. Even “normal” porn can lead one down a dark path.

“Beware,” Pope Francis cautioned. “The devil enters from there and weakens the soul”.

Is Pope Francis right? Does viewing porn leave one vulnerable to demons coming inside?

The War on Porn

Pope Francis is not alone in his distaste for pornography. Prominent evangelical leaders have long been on a crusade against porn, with many believing it to be a cause of societal decay.

Some have even gone as far as to try and get pornography or major pornography platforms banned altogether.

In a 2016 post, evangelist Franklin Graham wrote that consuming pornography is a sin, and that widespread pornography is the internet’s “greatest evil.”

“[Viewing porn] isn’t just a bad habit, nor is it only something that appeals to your lusts or your craving for excitement,” he wrote. It is sin—and you must not excuse it or deny it or say that it doesn’t really matter.”

Many Christians don’t just dislike porn – they want it banned altogether. Last year, popular online subscription OnlyFans announced that they were planning to ban sex workers from their platform.

Many saw that as a curious move, to say the least, considering that sex workers and their subscribers make up the lion’s share of their users. OnlyFans eventually reversed course on the seemingly self-destructive business move, but many wondered: Why was the announcement made in the first place?

The answer is that their banking partners dropped them, citing a “reputational risk” to continuing to do business with OnlyFans.

This move was reportedly fueled (at least in part) by a crusade courtesy of Christian anti-porn activist groups like Exodus Cry and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. In the past, they’ve successfully put pressure on payment processors to drop porn-affiliated companies, hoping to put the porn purveyors out of business. 

Is Porn Really Demonic?

But clearly, some critics see porn as more than just an addictive sin. Is it also a portal to demonic influence, as Pope Francis insinuates?

Yes, according to author and religious activist Jareb Nott. The “gates of pornography” can lead to something akin to demonic possession, says Nott. “We dip our toes in” to pornography, he says, and next thing you know we’ve left an open door for a “demon to infiltrate our lives.”

Still, he says that full-blown demonic possession from porn is rare. Typically when dealing with a porn demon, “we break the evil attachment and we command the demon to go and it’s a done deal.”

That’s a view that anti-porn advocate Sathiya Sam might cosign. He says that viewing pornography is akin to “dancing with the devil,” and that you’re “engaging with something demonic and giving [Satan] a foothold.”

With his comments to would-be priests, Pope Francis is seemingly in agreement.

What do you think? Is pornography the work of the devil?

72 comments

  1. Rev. Dr. Father JJ's Avatar Rev. Dr. Father JJ

    nobody sees the irony here. the poope telling seminarians about the dangers of porn...now? pedophilia was okay but porn is a no no? or is the catlick church just worried because their image has been tarnished because of the pedophilia? and why blame the SATAN and SATANIST, it's chrs chns that have the problem...blame their priest, not SATAN. chrs chns always need a scape goat

  1. Ealdormon Piparskeggr Robinson's Avatar Ealdormon Piparskeggr Robinson

    Major Facepalm

    Guys like this are why I left the Church for Lent in 1975 and never went back.

    1. Beth's Avatar Beth

      LOL! I thought I was the only one who gave up the RC Church for Lent! (1983)

      1. Ealdormon Piparskeggr Robinson's Avatar Ealdormon Piparskeggr Robinson

        Another was a Jesuit, who was our guest instructor for CCD. His topics for the evening were reincarnation/meditation to recall past lives and human auras/energy fields & how to direct/detect them.

        Odd topics I thought, for one of the Pope's Intellectual Storm Troopers.

      2. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

        I not only gave up the Catholic church, but also Lent, in 1979, when I was sixteen years old! And have y'all ever wondered why the Pope has a glory hole in his confessional? I've often heard that getting to the top often requires a lot of cocksucking.

    2. Rev. B's Avatar Rev. B

      You can add me to the list as well (also 1983).

  1. Tom Thackrey's Avatar Tom Thackrey

    I feel like porn+masturbation is a healthy way to release sexual tension. This applies mostly to men, although I have known women who enjoyed porn. There are many problems, like exploitation of women, with the creation of porn.

    1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

      @Tom Thackrey "I feel like porn+masturbation is a healthy way to release sexual tension" Not if you are Mormon... Official documents from the LDS church state if you do it you'll grow hair palms of your hand. Every seen a Mormon with hair on the hair on their hand? Guess this explains why Mormons are so tense.

      Talk to Amazon delivery drivers and they will tell you one of the most often items ordered by women are dildos.

      1. Beth's Avatar Beth

        The hairy palms meme has been a warning for hundreds of years. It did not begin with the Mormons, but they might have adopted it in a big way.

        How many people have YOU observed with hairy palms?

        MB causes blindness has been another MB warning for hundreds of years. How many people do you know who wear glasses or contacts?

        1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

          @Beth I have seen the Mormon literature given to young boys and the MB and hairy palms. You could probably find it online.

          In my lifetime I have seen a few people with hairy palms and seen a picture of one or two women with hairy palms. While Christians might say this was due to MB, we now know it's really caused by a rare genetic disorder.

          Not sure why someone would wear glasses if they are blind.... But okay. Never heard that MB causes blindness, but okay.... I've know some blind people, but again they were either born blind, was a genetic related or was the result of an accident, (but not while they were MBing).

          It's still not stopping Christians from telling young people MB caused hair on their palms, but then once the do it a few times and see now hair they realize this is just another lie being told by the Christians.

    2. Pastor Jim's Avatar Pastor Jim

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    3. Pastor Jim's Avatar Pastor Jim

      Are you the Tom Thackrey from Seattle?

  1. Alun Lloyd Palmer's Avatar Alun Lloyd Palmer

    The latest medical advice is that men should have at least 21 orgasms a month. How can a celibate priest take care of their health without masturbating? Obviously they can't. Pornography may not be absolutely necessary for masturbation, but seems to be legitimate aid if they want to stay healthy.

    1. Beth's Avatar Beth

      Sure, there are other ways the body can and will handle this. Erotic dreams is one. Of course, having erotic dreams has been viewed as visits by succubi - or maybe incubi if males are that man's interest. Of course, those are demonic forms. Or, to look for a simpler explanation, perhaps it's just mammalian psychology?

  1. Geoffrey C. Olive's Avatar Geoffrey C. Olive

    Why should anyone believe the nonsense about porn being the work of the devil peddled by the head of the katolick church (and other Xtian churches) that has a sordid reputation of pedophilia and child molestation by its priests! How many satanic worshippers and organisations have been accused of these so called sins? Very few I suspect!

    1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

      It's because the pope practices celibacy and has never had sex. (Well maybe young boys, buy let's not go there.) I'm sure if he had sex with a women he would have a different opinion? At the time of Martin Luther when he visited the pope porn sex was the rage at the Vatican. (Feel free to fact check.)

  1. Robert James Ruhnke's Avatar Robert James Ruhnke

    Porn as a concept, no. So long as everyone involved is an adult, their boundaries respected, and consent is 100% respected. Porn that has come sex trafficking, sure, demonic is a strong way to describe it.

  1. William R Clapie's Avatar William R Clapie

    Porn as a demon influencer? Yeah. No. I am 62 and have seen or read my fair share. I don't smell Sulphur or any other demonic presences around me. PS? Pornography in one form or another has been used ever since "ugga bugga" of the cave people that he could make marks on the wall. Don't believe me? Most (male) caver art is shown as being "excited". The Catholic church even has ( or had) many works of art that were stored because the depicted sex or sex related activity. Hum. Wake up.

  1. Parson Golden's Avatar Parson Golden

    Then the Bible is pornographic? Cause there is plenty of lust in the Bible. Throw in a little incest just for kicks.

  1. Alexander Arends's Avatar Alexander Arends

    I believe porn has different affects on different personalities. I believe the majority of people have no interest in it whatsoever. To others it can lead to addiction, much like not being able to control your eating. Some say porn leads to act out their perverse fantasies while others argue that it keeps people from from acting out their fantasies. I do think the porn industry should be better regulated. By the way, for a "denomination" that prides itself in accepting all faiths, some of its commentators slam conservative Christian faiths, If you can accept Muslims and Hinduists as your brothers and sisters, you should certainly tolerate Christians, regardless of their denomination.

    1. David Cox's Avatar David Cox

      Everyone hates on Jesus after what he did for everyone

  1. James C Riggle's Avatar James C Riggle

    Religious fanatics always try to find something to blame for people’s evil behavior. How could it be that a person is just evil without an outside influence? Pornography is the easy scapegoat. As if people doing bad things will simply disappear once they stop watching porn. They fail to tell us that many of their own priest or evangelical pastors watch porn themselves, so if they ban it nationwide, the problem is solved.

    The real problem is Organized Religion. Maybe we should ban their efforts to control everyone who doesn’t believe in what they’re selling. If there is a God, I don’t think they would care what we watch, but rather how we treat each other. This pornography thing is just another method of control.

  1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

    My favorite festival of the year is taking place here on Galveston Island right now: the Lone Star Rally. And I need to get back out there and find me a biker mama, so I won't be stuck watching porn flicks all by myself for the next few days. So if y'all don't hear from me until Monday morning y'all will know what's up.

  1. James Bullard's Avatar James Bullard

    https://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/a19534050/5-reasons-you-should-masturbate-tonight/

    A quick Google search returns similar results for women's health. Does the Pope oppose good health?

  1. Matthew Mastrogiovanni's Avatar Matthew Mastrogiovanni

    "You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye." Get the pedophilia out of your clergy, before worrying about porn,

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      Matthew, do you honestly believe a log would fit in a person's eye? A tooth pick would fit, but not a whole log.

  1. Lori-Ann Neeb's Avatar Lori-Ann Neeb

    I think you and many others miss the point. I do not care if you follow a concept of Satan or the catholic or any other religion. People get bogged down in dogma. In the book of Mary Magdalene said Jesus told her that there is nothing sinful unto itself. It is the intent of the heart that makes an act sinful I r not. Porn, like any other object or concept has no good or evil attached and the result always falls on the person. If a serial killer watches it before he goes out and kills, he used it to lead to evil results. If someone else watches it just for their own private release or enjoyment, they have done no harm. Back to my fork analogy... if I use it to eat my eggs, I have done nothing wrong with an inanimate worked piece of metal. If I put someone's eye out with it, I have used that object to commit harm.

    If the church does have anything to own up to it is the church accountant in the 1100's who decided married priests cost the church too much. It was then the church decreed priests must be celibate. I think the mindset of a pedifile would be the same no matter if they married or not. That is it's own state of mental intentions. But forcing priests to live solitary lives must put added stress on them also. And for no real reason at that.

    The bottom line is always the same. People are responsible for their own actions. That doesn't matter what they look like or what religion they do or do not claim. It doesn't matter who they are attracted to or not. It always comes down to you taking responsibility for your own actions.

  1. Lori-Ann Neeb's Avatar Lori-Ann Neeb

    Whether point is to your taste or not doesn't matter. It is just a concept issue and depends on the watcher how they react to it. If nothing happens then no harm has been done. If a serial offender watches it before committing a crime, that is very different. Besides, Satan does not exist. Demons do not exist. People really need to forget that "the devil made me do it" excuse and just look in the mirror.

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      But some people see Satan in the mirror, especially if they're red, and have horns and a tail. They could be shape shifters, so you wouldn't know it if you saw them. Iether that, or schizophrenics. However, I've heard that we are what we believe. It just depends on how strongly we believe in something.

  1. Val Jester's Avatar Val Jester

    I have always wondered why watching humans mate (a divinely created act) is so negatively viewed in most civilized societies. I am at pains to agree that the Bible calls this a sin if the viewer is not specifically lusting after a person involved in the act. The other part of viewing pornography is problematic as well. Viewing pornography floods the brain with dopamine. Dopamine in the brain causes the person to want more dopamine and thusly begins to use pornography on a more regular basis; becoming in every sense of the word, a drug addict. My problem with pornography is the prodigious waste of time that dopamine induced viewing causes. Time is valuable and divinely given.

  1. Charles A. McCall's Avatar Charles A. McCall

    It all boils down to the fact that it has been proven that pornography is an addiction. ...as for the theory that porn opens a portal to the evil realm or demonic possession, I can't personally attest to that as it would be speculation and conjecture. Scientific research has shown evidence that pornography "re-wires" the pleasure receptors in your brain (dopamine and endorphins) making porn addictive.

  1. TheMinisterLady's Avatar TheMinisterLady

    Romans 8:8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

    1. Lionheart's Avatar Lionheart

      But is your god real? He seems to struggle letting anyone know he exists. Could it be because he’s not real?

      🦁❤️

      1. TheMinisterLady's Avatar TheMinisterLady

        Everyone's walk is different. I was saved in 2020. Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you, says the a Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." .. with that I took it and ran... so I roll with Christ. Everyone has a choice to walk in the spirit. I couldn't do the flesh experience anymore. So I will Praise God for what He has done for me when I was ready to turn to Him. Whether you believe or not... ❤

        1. Lionheart's Avatar Lionheart

          No amount of faith makes anything fact. I’m glad you are finding some comfort in believing in something that makes you feel better for believing in it.

          That’s how it was for my children who believed in Santa Clause. They loved it, and needed it, but eventually as logic, reason, and critical thought became established, as they grew older, they came to realise that Santa wasn’t for real. It didn’t stop them from being good people and having healthy intellectual lives.

          Thank you for your comment.

          🦁❤️

  1. Jay Eric Nipe Sr's Avatar Jay Eric Nipe Sr

    This is man made doctrine. This is not of Divine Light. We are not sinners. There is only light and dark. And you cannot have one without the other. Bring both light and dark. Male and female into balance is the key to Mastery. Something is only bad is if you hold judgment or put energy to you. Your happiness is all that matters.
    Blessed be all beings Blessed be the earth. Blessed be.

  1. EC's Avatar EC

    Porn certainly makes my phallus possessed. It rises from the dead! So, uh, Hail Satan, I guess.

  1. Laura McAllister's Avatar Laura McAllister

    I think porn between a couple is fine. If you and your partner enjoy it.

    1. Rev. BH's Avatar Rev. BH

      I would suggest there can be no porn between (consenting) couples. The better term is "sexual relations", or making love.

  1. Richard Darwin Richards's Avatar Richard Darwin Richards

    We agree with the Pope on this point.

  1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

    There's no market for porn anymore, the Internet brings it right into the church and people's homes. There was a time when porn stars were making good money, but not any more... There are many young women who are posting porn pictures videos for free on the Internet and the young people love it. Since President Clinton's line, "I did not have sex with that women" the definition of sex and porn changed in the United States. Porn is good. Just take a look at the web site, "Make Love Not Porn". (It's also a TED talk.)

  1. Val Jester's Avatar Val Jester

    I have always wondered why watching humans mate (a divinely created act) is so negatively viewed in most civilized societies. I am at pains to agree that the Bible calls this a sin if the viewer is not specifically lusting after a person involved in the act. The other part of viewing pornography is problematic as well. Viewing pornography floods the brain with dopamine. Dopamine in the brain causes the person to want more dopamine and thusly begins to use pornography on a more regular basis; becoming in every sense of the word, a drug addict. My problem with pornography is the prodigious waste of time that dopamine induced viewing causes. Time is valuable and divinely given.

  1. pjm's Avatar pjm

    I just don't get the need for so many Christians to control what others see and do -- or what they can't see or do. Making decrees and passing laws to control others has absolutely nothing to do with the teachings of Christ. In fact, it is the opposite of everything that Jesus and his Apostles taught. Christianity is supposed to be a personal religion; it's about our own relationship with Christ. When I pass on into the next life I'm not going to be asked about the woman down the street who had an abortion, the teen who had access to internet pornography, nor will I be called out for same-sex marriage or the Catcher In The Rye being in a school library. I will be judged by God for the love that was in my heart and the love, kindness and forgiveness that I showed to others.

    Jesus, nor any of his disciples, told his followers that they should become politicians or pass laws to try to force others to not do things most of of the hypocrites are thinking or doing in secret themselves anyway. In fact, He was explicit that his followers should keep God and government separate: render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.

    Jesus railed against the legalistic Pharisees, the hypocrites who were so concerned about finger pointing at others. And this is what modern day evangelical Christianity has devolved into. Why do Christians quote Scriptures and point out what they perceive as the sins of others while ignoring Jesus's sobering warning t hat those who cast the first stone had better be sinless (which is impossible). The book of Romans tells us that "ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God", and that "there is none righteous, no not one". They're busybodies and hypocrites. Hardly a week goes by that we don't read about yet another self-righteous Christian leader or politician who has had an extramarital affair, or who was tapping his foot under a stall in a truck stop men's room, or sleeping with a hooker or propositioning underage girls and boys. And that's because they're following a pretend-version of Christianity; power-hungry and seeing themselves as some sort of self-important mini-Gods.

  1. Thomas George-Gilmore's Avatar Thomas George-Gilmore

    I don't think porn is evil, it is widely available and should be protected. What needs calling out is paedophillia and bestiality. Porn between adults who consent is fine, but anything else then yes. However, I don't believe in the Devil and I don't believe in God, hence am an Atheist. But pornography between adults is seen as an employment route, and one of the safe ways of preventing many people from being sexually assaulted on the streets.

  1. John P Maher's Avatar John P Maher

    HAS THE POPE WATCHED PORN ??? HAS HE SEEN the DEVIL in PORN, BEST HE SEARCH for THE BEAST in THE CELLARS and ARCHIVES of THE VATICAN and IF HE WATCHED ANY PORN DID HE NOT ENJOY ANY of THE FEELINGS OF MANHOOD ??? YEAH RIGHT !

  1. TheMinisterLady's Avatar TheMinisterLady

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  1. Thomas Edwin Peterson's Avatar Thomas Edwin Peterson

    I don't fully agree with the Pope's statement. Simply put imo nude art photos and etc extends the mind of the person. Once you go into sexual torture / punishment / abusive treatment of persons even using some sexual implement's then you go into the dark / side of such behaviors. To a whit such behaviors that are not beneficial to the psyche are not advisable.

    1. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

      @Thomas Edwin Peterson just look at European Christian art if you want to see nudes, child porn and portrayals of rape, incest and murder. Female sexual implements purchased by females who are going to use them are a big seller on Amazon. Porn DVDs were a huge seller in the Bible belt of the Southeast.

  1. Richard Lee Cornell's Avatar Richard Lee Cornell

    Anyone been to Rome and seen the porn in the churches. Humans decide what is good to see and what is not. If what is in them is OK by the Pope then why not all of the other trash on the Internet. That is nice to live in America where freedoms are backed up with our 2rd.

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      Richard, pictures of naked people are not pornographic unless they are engaged in sex acts. However, it can be said of the nude pictures in some churches that Michelangelo Bonarrotti did have a fetish for muscular men with small penises.

  1. Theresa Gull's Avatar Theresa Gull

    This is laughable!!! The same church that condones pedophilia by protecting those that do it. The millions of live that have been ruined.

    If someone watches porn why do I give a rats behind??! It’s NO ONE’S BUSINESS

    Let people get right with their God and stop playing judge and jury.

  1. Johnny Mac 's Avatar Johnny Mac

    Porn and Pedo is on my target list; so says the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY! If you are in a Pulpit spreading such lies you better pack your bags for the trip to hell with those souls you condemned.

    “GOD for give them, they know not what they do!”

    Amen

    1. Lionheart's Avatar Lionheart

      Johnny Have you tried reading the Songs of Solomon lately? Your God seemed quite happy with saving Noah and his incestuous daughters, not to mention Lot and his daughters.

      And while we’re at it, do you have any demonstrable evidence to prove that your God, and a place called Hell, is real, or is it just written down in an old book somewhere?🤷🏼

      🦁❤️

    2. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      Johnny, at my church, during services, we watch porn flicks, and take turns having sex, with two or more people, on the altar. And we only use the Bible to wipe off with when we're done.

      1. Rev. BH's Avatar Rev. BH

        Your juvenile replies contribute nothing.

        1. Rev. B's Avatar Rev. B

          I respectfully disagree. Carl has succeeded in amusing me, a worthwhile contribution.

        2. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

          BH, atleast I've succeeded in giving you something to pray about.

        3. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

          Does BH stand for bull hockey? Just asking for a friend.

        4. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

          Stick around, BH! You ain't heard nothing yet!

          1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

            I wonder if BH is a Bald Heathen.

    3. Douglas Robert Spindler's Avatar Douglas Robert Spindler

      @Johnny Mac where does LORD GOD ALMIGHTY say Porn and Pedo is on a target list. LORD GOD ALMIGHTY must be a lazy ass, because Martin Luther said that was something that was going on 500 years ago in the Catholic Church.... And it's still going on today. And we know it's going on with the Mormons and with many Christians pastors. Please tell me why when a Christin pastor on Sunday from the pulpit told his congregation he had repeatedly rapped an underaged girl the congregation gave him a standing ovation? Why did no one in the congregation place him under arrest. And why did LORD GOD ALMIGHTY sit on his fat lazy ass and allow this happen to one of his children?

      Johnny Mac none of these Christian pastors who rapped young children are in hell. There are still preaching at their churches every Sunday and it's highly likely they are still rapping and young children while LORD GOD ALMIGHTY just watches? Ooo, does that mean God is likes Porn and Pedo?

    4. Johnny Mac 's Avatar Johnny Mac

      GOD Forgive all you who teach Satan’s Words! Sodom and Gomorra did not survive GOD’s wrath! Even Lot’s wife was destroyed! The warning was there before Lot’s daughters got him Drunk before they slept with him and Satan was ever present in their mind for Lot tried to tempt the crowd with his girls before the Angels led them from those cities of sin. If you think GOD is lazy, or that HE thinks porn is okay, and satan is sin free? We will see who crosses over Jordan to be with JESUS in the great by and by. Amen

  1. JT of the plains's Avatar JT of the plains

    I think evil works on many and various ways. There are a lot of very negative aspects to pornography, chiefly the exploitation of people, the degrading of people, and the inculcating of a selfishness which is damaging to relationships. I wish people would put more time and effort into loving other people, supporting health friendships, and being there to assist people in need. That might not be a glamourous and aluring a porn, but it is much more healthy for society.

    1. Carl Bernard Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Bernard Elfstrom

      JT, love has nothing to do with sex and pornography. People just want to get off, and there's nothing wrong with that. People have intimate relationships too, but there isn't a correlation between the two.

  1. Jay Eric Nipe Sr's Avatar Jay Eric Nipe Sr

    This is man made doctrine. This is not of Divine Light. We are not sinners. There is only light and dark. And you cannot have one without the other. Bring both light and dark. Male and female into balance is the key to Mastery. Something is only bad is if you hold judgment or put energy to you. Your happiness is all that matters.
    Blessed be all beings Blessed be the earth. Blessed be.

  1. Danny C. Anderson's Avatar Danny C. Anderson

    Pornography and the Bible Sexual impurity has raged for many years and generations. Pornography has become widespread using the internet. We may know of family and friends that indulge in such activity and how those close to them attempt to hide this overt/covert act. Remember, the message from God is clear reference this type of activity and the concealment of the same. The family unit can be destroyed from the use of pornography by deceit, untruth, and embarrassment. Statistics reveal that some Americans believe Pornography isn’t a big deal, but we shall show otherwise. 1. 40 million Americans visit porn sites regularly lasting a minimum of 6 minutes. 55% are married men, 25% married women. 2. 2.47% report Porn use in the family home. Although the word pornography does not appear in the Bible, it has two root words Porneia and Graphe. Porneia is a Greek word meaning “Illicit sexual activity” for any type of sexual immorality and is mentioned approximately 25 times in the New Testament. Bible Warning Reference Pornography There are people viewing Men/Women in pornography performing various acts. Then we have the People that view Child pornography for pleasure harming our Children. Mathew 5:28- But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 1 Corinthians 6:18-20- Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. Romans 1:26-27- For this reason, God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. The Bible makes it clear to avoid sexual immortality because of the negative effects. The images remain in your mind, changes how sex is viewed, how the treatment of women changes, and the negative imprinting on your mind. Porn is like an illegal use of a drug, the more you watch, the more you want leading to ungodly practices and desires. Pornography is addictive and destructive as written in 1Cor 6:9 (Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be sexual perverts!) Pornography often leads to other sins and brings about a double life. The person addicted has the life that everyone sees, but then he has this dark secret he doesn’t want anyone to know about. Often that secret life leads to lies, guilt, and shame. The person and their family will lie on other people to help cover their sinful secret that may be known to others but always known to God. (You Cannot Hide)

  1. Timothy Newell's Avatar Timothy Newell

    The ability to abstain from indulging in this and other bad habits--for me--is putting Christ first and surrendering all to Him. You can Christian-bash, all you want Universal Ministers. I'm not here to try to change anybody's mind. I'm here to take a stand for Christ because I know my past and I am not worried about it anymore. Christ completed His work and has granted me the gift of salvation and eternal life. That's what works for me. I know what I used to do, who I used to be. I surrendered that all to God. So for me the Bible is truth.

  1. David Ciambrone's Avatar David Ciambrone

    This from the leader of pedophilia. The pope can the evangelicals can't even prove their god exists and they tell people what they are doing is s sin? Yjeu need to mind their own business.

  1. Greg Formoe's Avatar Greg Formoe

    Maybe a church famous for pedophilia should mind their own business before worrying about others.

  1. Michael Arthur Lueras's Avatar Michael Arthur Lueras

    The definition of sin (according to Jesus himself) is "missing the mark." What is the mark? Doing to others in thought word and deed what you want others to do to you in thought word and deed. If you sow a seed that you don't want the fruit of then you are MISSING THE MARK! You will reap what you sow. "Every action is accompanied by an opposite and equal reaction." (Isaac Newton) If you look at pornography it will - to the extent that it can - look back at you. If you look AT PEOPLE they will tend to look back at you. YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW! SOW ONLY WHAT YOU WANT TO REAP IN THOUGHT WORD AND DEED AMEN?!?! In any event why should anyone give any credence to what the Christian Pontiff says. Jesus had said to the Gentile woman: "My message is not for the Gentiles. My message is for the final Tribe of Israel - the Lost Sheep of Israel." So how did the Pope get it? The Pope is a "Christian" IN DEFIANCE of the very words of Jesus. Unless he is Tribe of Judah. Satan had something to do with the Gentiles getting a message from a Prophet King that was not for them. Satan is all about playing havoc with the Truth from the Prophets. He was REPRIEVED BY GOD to be like that and do like that. The Quran is the message for the Gentiles and everybody human or jinn. "This message is for all humankind." (Quran)

  1. Joe R Day's Avatar Joe R Day

    Really? Watching 'porn' is not the only 'portal of demons'. There are many 'permutations' of porn, many of which are very dark indeed. So, watching another human undress, or have sex with themselves or any number of others, these are 'portals'? Watching dark porn is distasteful to me, as is anything that is violent, predatory or degrading has no draw for me. Do I watch porn? Yes, I do. I prefer 'cartoons' (Henti and Anime) that have a 'story' behind the sex, perhaps it is just a grownup version of Bugs Bunny (I enjoy Jessica Rabbit "I'm not naughty, I'm just drawn that way.") The human psyche is a multi-faceted, sometimes muddled picture, drawn by flashing boobs and buttocks and even those who deny my 'right' to watch sex acts on my computer in the privacy of my home, they are secretly watching their brand of 'forbidden pleasures' when they think no one is watching.

  1. Timothy Lee Stewart's Avatar Timothy Lee Stewart

    🤔 those of you who are giving up Church for Lent....🤣 That's a good one!! Will this be the act of physically walking into a church or never speaking about God ( whom ever you choose it to be ) Or Jesus or Satan..... Because you were just in church my friend. Welcome back 🤣

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