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Sexual Ethics: Porn Producers Vs Bible

Duke Jeyaraj

SEX ETHICS: THE BIBLE Vs PORN PRODUCERS / Duke Jeyaraj / From today’s Deccan Chronicle…. the world seems to say: ‘only porn involving minors, rape, etc. is ethically wrong. Otherwise porn is okay’. But the ethics of the Bible is different from the ethics of these porn producers. A woman’s nakedness belongs to the eyes of her husband alone and the man’s nakedness belongs to the eyes of his wife alone – that is the message of Leviticus 18 a chapter in which we repeatedly read this phrase, ‘you shall not uncover the nakedness of ….’ (v. 7,8,,9,10,11,12,13,14 – a total of 14 references like this in the ESV, NKJV, NASB). Joseph called sex between willing partners not married to each other – not just rape or minors sex – as “great wickedness” and “sin” (Gen. 39:9). Let our ethics be shaped by Scripture and not the ethics of porn producers.

(Dr. Duke Jeyaraj, the author of this article is the founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission. This is a reader-viewer supported India ministry. Duke is the author of Straight Talk, a book that brings brutally frank Bible Teaching on sex, love, marriage, porn, phone addiction and more. To buy this book, WhatsApp +91-8886040605).

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A New Zealand Government Awareness Ad For Parents On Porn-Watching Kids And A New Reason To Say “No” To Porn-Watching From The Bible / Duke Jeyaraj

Duke Jeyaraj

The Guardian newspaper talks about an awareness ad – gone viral – which the New Zealand Government’s Department of Internal Affairs released about kids watching porn and the parents not being aware of the same:

 “It’s a scene out of every parent’s – and teenager’s – worst nightmare: two adult-film actors turn up naked at the front door, to tell a stunned mother: “Hiya … your son’s been watching us online”… In the latest video for the Keep It Real Online series, actors pretending to be porn stars tell a woman played by comedian Justine Smith that her son has been watching their clips “on his laptop, iPad, Playstation, his phone, your phone, Smart TV projector” (Charlette Graham MaLay’s words posted on 15 June 2020).

The concept of this ad – where porn stars where who were only watched online actually walk into the porn-watcher’s home – gives us one strong Bible reason we must say ‘no’ to porn.

Some say, “I am watching porn to learn sex technique which I will use only inside marriage.”

Really?

If this were true it would be okay to invite porn stars into your bedroom after your marriage, warm up with them and roll over to have sex with your wife.

But this very thought is so nauseating, correct? (The mother in this featured ad is super-horrified to see the porn stars standing outside her door!).

But that’s what we do when we watch porn – it is as if we are really having sex with those porn stars, for Jesus equated lustful look with actual adultery in the Bible (Matt. 5:28). Yes, Jesus did that when he said: ‘But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart’ (Matt. 5:28, NKJV).

The female porn performer in the above-mentioned ad says: “We only perform for adults”? So, is porn-watching not okay for kids but okay for adults. Absolutely not!

Apart from this passage there are other Bible passages which teach us porn-watching is sin for EVERYONE (adults included):

Leviticus 18 which has this message when we read it in the literal versions like NKJV/ESV/NASB: a woman’s nakedness belongs to the eyes of her husband alone; a man’s nakedness belongs to the eyes of his wife alone!

Luke 8:27 which tells us that we have opened the door for the devil in our life when we expose our nudity to public (and when we watch non-spousal nudity).

2 Samuel 11:1-2,27 which tells us that watching ‘live’ porn – a woman bathing for example as King David did – or another other kind of porn ‘displeases’ the Lord.

So, let us say ‘no’ to porn watching!

Falling in love with Jesus is the best way of beat porn temptation or any other temptation. I understand that from I Thessalonians 4:3-5. Only pagan who do not ‘know God’ run after lustful pleasures, Apostle Paul writes there. What is knowing God? It is being spiritually intimate with God! Reading Genesis 4:1 teaches me that. Knowing God and being truly being grateful for the grace he demonstrated in having sent his son Jesus to die for us on the Cross  – according to Paul – is an antidote that will enable us to say  ‘no’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, including the porn-temptation (Titus 2:11,12).

(Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission. This is a viewer supported Indian ministry. Find out more at www.dukev.org. Write to Duke via email – emailduke@gmail.com – or WhatsApp – 918886040605. Duke has addressed the issue of porn-watching and  hot issues on his Youtube channel – www.Youtube.com/visitduke – as well as in his book Straight Talk, the e-book version of which is available on Amazon via Kindle device/app).