1 Corinthians 6:9-10 says, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived.
Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Masturbation at the viewing of another individual(s) participating in sexual behavior (who is not your spouse) is fornication. If you have a pornography habit, you are a fornicator. It’s not that you have fornicated. But the active, continuous, unrepentant, habitual pattern of porn usage makes you a fornicator.
Moreover, we mustn’t forget that 1 Corinthians is a letter written to Christians, not non-Christians. The Apostle Paul is reminding believers, “Do not be deceived.” That is, do not be fooled to believe that, if you (even as a professing Christian) walk in habitual and unrepentant sin you will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
I can hear it now, “But I do repent after I watch pornography!”
Men, there is an eternal difference between the person who is apologetic about his sin and the person who is repentant about his sin. One will send you to hell while the other won’t. The word repent means: To turn away from.
So, I have a question for you. If you’re continuing to look at pornography week after week and month after month have you truly turned away from your sin? The answer is no. Your repentance is in fact, a mere apology. The truth is, you don’t hate your sin. In fact, you love your sin. You love pornography. Yes, you hate how it makes you feel. You hate the shame and guilt that it brings. You hate hiding it from others. But you love pornography! You love porn more than you love Christ! If you loved Christ more than porn than you would choose Christ over porn.
Until you hate your sin and truly give your life to Christ (Galatians 2:20) you will not break this bondage.
Apostle OC Merciful
Fighting Sinful Addiction|Published with permission