Pornography is arguably the deadliest cancer in society, addictively destroying true intimacy, relationships, libido, marriages, whole households and warping natural sexual orientation. This isn’t a Christian thing; it’s a human thing.
First, watch this TED talk HERE
But porn is also the deadliest scourge of Christian discipleship, ruining the joy of relationship with God and diluting spiritual zeal,
“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord”
Generally speaking, the Church are failing on an epic scale to both address and deal with this pandemic, instead cowering under the power of ‘the secret’.
German pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said,
“The pursuit of purity is not about the suppression of lust, but about the reorientation of one’s life to a larger goal”
It was the Edinburgh legend, Thomas Chalmers, who called this reality in Jesus “The Expulsive Power of a New Affection”.
Whether we’re talking about a struggling born-again-believer in Christ, an unchurched unbeliever struggling with erectile dysfunction, a man struggling to be faithful in thought and deed, or a woman struggling in the same way, this expulsive power of a new affection is the ultimate answer for anyone addicted to or struggling with pornography.
Be encouraged friends – there is hope! Your awesome, heavenly Father
He loves you, He’s infinitely better than you think He is and there really are new affections that are going to woo you into unspeakable freedom and joy! Please go to Him and trust that He is always, always with you, regardless of how dark your context may feel.
Why not hook up with a trusted friend and read Thomas Chalmers, The Expulsive Power of a New Affection HERE.
Further reading: The Sheer Stupidity of Porn and Song of Solomon: The Most Important Verse in the Bible
3 thoughts on “A New Affection”
I liked your comment that the devastation of pornography isn’t just a Christian thing, it is a human thing. As a Christian myself, I thank you for shining light on lust and pornography and offering the very real hope of freedom and healing to everyone.
Thanks for reading, Cynthia 🙂 Hope it’s helpful to you/yours
Very warmest, NF