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And the really bad news is how easy it is to gratify our sinful cravings today. We are exposed to people acting in deceitful and hateful ways every week on shows like survivor, and now they are adding one called pirates. When will it ever end, never as long as people can treat each other with contempt, and seek to gratify their sinful natures.
But that is not all. The biggest industry in the United States cater to the sinful nature. The porn industry. Do you realize they make over13 billion dollars annually? That is more than the NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball make combined. It is the fastest growing business in the history of the United States.
Pornography is easier to get today then ever before. Not to many years ago pornography came in a brown paper wrapper in the mail, or you had to stop at a seedy store on the side of the highway. Not any more, it is a close as you family computer. Just one mouse click away.
.A man may start out with just a mouse click to satisfy his curiosity.
I read an interview with man addicted to pornography. He said it started as harmless fun. His wife had gone to bed, and he was staying up late to finish a report. Just a quick peek, he thought, and then back to the report. But one peek, enticed him to look at one more picture. Then, before he knew were the time went, it was morning. He had had spent the entire night clicking from one to the next. And now it was morning, his report was still unfinished, and he was consumed with guilt when his wife kissed him good morning and asked how the report went. He lied, and felt even more guilt. It became a cycle for him, an evening of lust staring at the computer screen, followed by guilt and fear he would be found out.
Pornography will hurt you.
Dr. Reisman wrote: "UCLA neuropsychologist Dr. Margaret Kemeny’s research implicates pornography as precipitating ’a cascade of changes in the body that have an impact on health.’ This supports former Surgeon General Everett Koop’s diagnosis of pornography as a ’crushing public health problem.’... Gary Lynch, University of California at Irvine said, “Brain research, shows viewing pornography can produce the same devastating changes in the brain one sees in persons with [brain] damage.’ Pornography hurts you.’
Part of the problem is we don’t see what we do as sin.
We commonly have a wrong idea of sin. We would readily agree that the robber, murderer, the razor-slasher, are sinners; but, since most of us are respectable citizens, in our heart of hearts we think that sin has nothing to do with us. They are sinners, we are not.
. There are few experiences that equal biting into a crisp, flavorful apple,. There is nothing like that first bite of a first ripe apple of the summer. Sweetest fills you mouth, and juices run down you chin.
But few experiences are worse than finding half a worm in the remaining portion. Sin is like the worm, which is really codling moth larva. On the outside of the apple you might see a small hole; a little blemish. But when you open the apple up it is ruined.
Sin will destroy you life from the inside out just like the codling moth larva, or apple worm. You might be able to hide the blemish
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