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What’s The Secret To Overcoming Porn

Lots of guys ask me what’s the secret to overcoming porn or other forms of sexual temptation. Of course you can enlist an accountability partner, get a filter on your computer or take a course in purity. But those things won’t help until you make a powerful choice. You must DECIDE to RESIST.

Titus 2:12 says God’s grace has come, “instructing us to DENY ungodliness and worldly desires.” “Deny” means to “reject, refuse or veto.” It is a powerful NO. And it takes a real backbone to say no. If you are constantly giving in to temptation, your backbone is weak and your spiritual muscles are flabby. You must begin intense resistance training. Don’t let porn or other temptations turn you into a mushy, jellyfish Christian. Grow a spine. Put your foot down. Veto the devil and refuse the cravings of your flesh.

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The most polluted …

The Yamuna River in India is one of the most polluted rivers in the world. It’s full of trash, dead animals, toxic waste and raw sewage. It has a horrible smell, yet many Hindus swim in it every year to “purify” themselves. Would you swim in that slimy water? No! Yet pornography is like a river of filth. Every time you look at porn you are swimming in a slimy swamp full of used condoms, germs, illegal drugs and even the blood of abortions. It’s gross!

Remember this when you are tempted to look at pornography.

Guard your sexual purity and learn to hate the sins of the flesh.
Proverbs 8:13 says: “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil.”

And Jude 23 warns us to hate “even the garment polluted by the flesh.” How can you resist the temptation to look at porn? Ask God to give you a hatred for the lust that has controlled you.

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