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TYPES OF PORNOGRAPHY
There are two basic types of pornography; visual and emotional.
Visual pornography is anything that evokes arousal or stimulation by the use of optic images. When the word pornography is mentioned we think of magazines, movies, strip clubs, etc. It is the most common and understood form of pornography.
Emotional pornography is anything that evokes arousal and stimulation by the use of mental images. This would encompass daytime dramas and romance novels. This is a misunderstood form of pornography yet the reality is that these things produce the same feelings in women that visual stimuli produce in men.
THE EFFECTS OF PORNOGRAPHY
Most people try to argue the point that pornography is a victimless crime so what harm is it? They will also argue that they are just looking so what’s the harm?
1. First, pornography is not a victimless crime. The main victim of pornography is
the porn user him/herself. The user looses the need for mental, physical,
emotional, and spiritual stimulation from his/her spouse and also begins to
detiorate spiritually. Matthew 5:28 says that God equates “looking” or being
visually stimulated by a sexual image is the same as adultery, so when you
indulge in pornography you are committing adultery (or fornication if you are
single) and you are displeasing God. Until there is repentance, or a “turning”
away from your sin, there will continue to be spiritual decline and death in
your life. So yes, YOU ARE A VICTIM!
2. Men and women who are involved in pornography will begin to distance
themselves from their spouses because they are receiving stimulation from
other sources. It builds a bridge between the two that is hard to break down.
3. You begin to view everyone around you in a sexual way and are basically
walking in a constant state of arousal. Because God created sexual relations
to be a powerful source that draws two people together it can consume your
very thought pattern. When stimulation occurs, whatever your source of
stimulation is will be your focus and the more it is given in to, the more
powerful it will become. So, at this point women are not emotional or spiritual
beings, they are physical beings that are for your stimulation.
4. There will be an emptiness in your romance of your spouse because you will
focus only on the physical pleasure.
5. Pornographic materials allow demonic forces to have an open door in your life.
Pornography is produced under the influence and guidance of demons and
therefore it is an “accursed thing”.
Joshua 6:17-18 God warned that accursed objects will make you accursed,
Or under a curse.
6. You allow destruction for your entire family.
Although individually your spouse and children can walk free of a curse if their
doors are closed, corporately there will be a curse on the “family” unit. There
will not be peace or victory, instead there will be strife and defeat.