The Effects of Pornography –

I do love it when a scientific study shows us what we all thought likely to be the case.  When will society take note that this massive market is degrading to women and men alike? # Pornography is addictive, and neuroscientists are beginning to map the biological substrate of this addiction.# Users tend to become desensitized to the type of pornorgraphy they use, become bored with it, and then seek more perverse forms of pornography.# Married men who are involved in pornography feel less … [Read more...]

More From John PIper on Fighting Lust

A week ago we shared an unsettling quote from Dr. Piper about the vital need for us to fight lust or face an eternity without God. Since that fight is so critical to our well-being, I thought I would share another quote in which he goes on to explain how this fight can be won. Suppose I am tempted to lust. Some sexual image comes into my mind and beckons me to pursue it. The way this temptation gets its power is by persuading me to believe that I will be happier if I follow it. The power of all … [Read more...]

Lloyd-Jones On Lust

Once again the Doctor diagnoses the human condition with timeless pinpoint accuracy in this quote:We are creatures of lust and desire and passion. Let me give you the best description ever given of humanity without Christ, humanity as it is by nature. In his epistle to Titus, Paul writes:Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, to speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men. For we … [Read more...]

John Piper's Biblical Antidote to Lust

John Piper rarely gets starker than he does in the following quote. His biblical remedy for lust? Well, it's simple really. Understand that unless you are one of those who fights lust with all your heart, you were never truly saved. The quote begins with a question from someone who heard one of his sermons: “Are you saying then that a person can lose his salvation?” In other words, if Jesus used the threat of hell to warn about the seriousness of lust, does that mean that a Christian can per … [Read more...]