Just thought this was interesting, and a little bit poignant. Actor/comedian/writer Russell Brand recently voicing his problems with pornography:
“I know that pornography is wrong, I shouldn’t be looking at it… There’s a general feeling in your core, isn’t there, if you look at pornography that this isn’t the best thing for me to be doing… I feel like if I had total dominion over myself I would never look at pornography again… The direction we should be going in is, ‘How can we understand our sexuality, how can we express it lovingly in harmony with the principles that it’s there to demonstrate: Procreation and sensual love between consenting adults.”
Powerful, honest common sense, even if unintended, from an unbeliever. Those of us who have believed in Christ and want to submit to His ways and Word must never forget that truth is on our side, and even those who might virulently disagree with us know that deep down. Warn against sin with great love, but warn boldly knowing that when you speak from the Word you speak what is undeniably true.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. 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.”