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Pornography and the Bible (4 of 4)
Series: The Moral Collapse of America
Dr. Ernest Easley
We're continuing our series of messages this morning on The Moral Collapse of America! We have determined that morality comes not from the opinions of people nor the vote at the polls ... morality comes from the Word of God!
We're thinking about The Moral Collapse of America. We've talked about The Social Drinker and the Bible ... Homosexuality and the Bible ... Abortion and the Bible ... Children and the Bible ... and this morning ... I want to speak to you on this subject: Pornography and the Bible Hebrews 13.4
I believe ... that perhaps the leading cause of the moral collapse of America is centered around pornography. As recently as 1978 ... a national opinion poll found that 57% of Americans believed that pornography was the chief instigator of the "breakdown of morals and encouragement of the crime of rape."
Now ... 17 years later .. the smut pushers have become more successful than ever! Pornography is now a $10 billion dollar a year business! Not $10 million ... but rather a $10 million dollar a year business and growing! And as the pornography business grows ... the moral collapse continues!
Now .. as we think about Pornography and the Bible ... I want us to consider four thoughts: 1. THE DEFINITION OF PORNOGRAPHY.
Hebrews 13.4, "Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge."
"... and the bed undefiled." The word "undefiled" means "free of contamination." "Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed (that is .. the sexual relationship between a husband and wife) free of contamination."
So .. what is it that contaminates the sexual relationship between a husband and wife? Well ... the Bible mentions two things: Fornication and Adultery. What the world calls a swinger God calls a fornicator. What the world calls an affair .. God calls adultery.
This word trans ...
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