What if the NFL Were a Bigger Deal than Porn?

What if the NFL Were a Bigger Deal than Porn? March 1, 2017

I know the biblical counselors used to reduce most of the moral law to idolatry, but these days porn appears to be the gravest threat to all things holy and the people who try to be. What has yet to be proved (or considered is why violating the seventh commandment is any worse than breaking the fourth? Imagine writing about keeping Sundays holy like this:

The second lie is that my porn work on Sundays only affects me anyway. Porn Desecrating the Sabbath wants you to believe this is your business and no one else’s. Even if it’s harmful, it’s harmful only to you. If you are tempted to believe this lie, you need to take some time to count the cost of pornography violating the fourth commandment.

There is a cost to your soul. If you are consumed with pornography secular employments and recreations and unwilling to put this sin to death, you have every reason to be concerned with the state of your soul. If you have no sorrow for sin, if you have no real desire for victory, if time and again you recklessly choose your sin over your Savior, you need to ask yourself this: Do I love pornography worldliness enough to go to hell for it? For the sake of your soul, stop!

There is a cost to your neighbor. Jesus tells you to love your neighbor as yourself. Those people NFL players on the screen are your neighbors, other people created in the image of God for the glory of God. Are you loving them as you watch them do what they do? Of course not! You have become a willing participant in sexual liturgical sin and violence blasphemy as you allow that actor athlete on the screen to suffer for your pleasure. For the sake of your neighbor, stop looking at pornography football.

There is a cost to your church. We have so many men who ought to be pastors, who ought to be serving as elders, but they infantilize themselves with this love of porn the NFL. We have so many women who ought to be taking positions of leadership in women’s ministry, but they can’t and won’t because they have disqualified themselves by their lust fanaticism. For the sake of your church, stop!

There is a cost to your family. Men are tearing apart their families for the sake of illicit sporting pleasures; women are shunning the attention of their husbands in order to read or watch what is forbidden. Children are being exposed to pornography professional football through the trails their parents leave behind. Fathers are inviting Satan into the home by their commitment to what God forbids and what Satan loves. For the sake of your family, stop looking at pornography watching the NFL.

There is a cost to your Savior. Of course this is the highest cost of all. If you are a Christian, you acknowledge in your profession of faith that the cost of forgiveness was nothing less than the death of God’s beloved Son. Jesus suffered and died for your sin. How can you, as a Christian, then toy with your sin and take it lightly? How can you cling to it? For God’s sake, stop looking at pornography watching football on Sunday.

The last I checked, the fourth commandment was still in the Decalogue.

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