At the time of his death through the electric chair, Ted Bundy has been considered as one of the most high profile criminals in America. He was responsible for assaulting and murdering not less than 30 girls and ladies before finally being convicted in 1989.
Google his photo and he wouldn’t appear to be the holder of such horrifying resume. In fact, in an interview a couple of hours before his death he revealed that he grew up in a nice Christian home. There were no Dad and Mom fights and there was a tightly knit relationship among siblings. He was not a ghetto guy. He was not weird. He was normal, very normal. And Christian.
Asked as to how and why the spill happened in his life? His answer: Porn.
Pornography at age 12. Thanks to the neighborhood magazines left in trash cans and friends who shared the hardcore passion.
A couple of years after his hook up with porn, Bundy started what was to be America’s nightmare. Wiki it.
I wish to tell you that previously kids are exposed to sensuality at the age of 12. But nowadays, a man’s honor to a woman is already ravaged at the age of 5! Porn is a killer. Why? Because it results to masturbation to fulfill the fantasies ingested upon viewing such film. It then erodes a man’s view of a woman, thus the Bible is clear that if a man looks at a woman lustfully, he sins against her. And during Jesus’ time mind you, women were covered all over and the porn industry wasn’t born yet. That tells me that for me personally I shouldn’t depend on film categorization to make my judgment on a film because GPs doesn’t necessarily mean it is void of sensual acts at all.
The demise in the moral fabric of our generation is too great to be ignored. Pornography is a real issue that plunders a lot of young men and even women in our time. In Mark Driscoll’s words, some are even Porn Again.
Look at these statistics:
The number of internet child porn images has increased 1500% since 1988. Porn industry revenue in the US is at $13.3 Billion. There are 4.3 million porn sites now which makes up 12 % of total websites. Search engine request for porn is 68 million a day. Internet users who view porn are up to 42%.
The Bible tells us to flee from sexual immorality. Job says that he made a covenant with his eyes not to look lustfully at a woman. Pornography is a striking blow, but it is not something that we cannot conquer. God has called us to abstain from sins that war against our souls. There are countless of practical ways at which we can personally counter porn: accountability, x3 watch, and so on. But as much any of those help, this battle is a spiritual one. Reading the scriptures and understanding who God is will inculcate in us the fear of the Lord. Understanding His gospel and having a close relationship with Jesus will keep us from pitfalls as we walk closely with him. Understanding our position before God as his children may help us think twice of squandering our bloodline.
Porn is a man’s lazy way of wanting his sexual drive fulfilled. Stop masturbating. Your spouse or future spouse don’t deserve a jerker hiding behind the counters. Get a ring and marry your woman and enjoy God’s gift of sex.
If you are reading this and you are a porn addict, there is a way out of that pit. Jesus can rescue you from that devastating addiction. He will clothe you anew and lavish you with His mercy and grace as you repent from it. He promises you a scarlet to white spirit.