October 5, 2011 Comments Off on Why Sex?
Research shows that every 39 minutes, a new pornographic movie is made. Every second $3,075 dollars is spent on pornography. With a mind blowing worldwide revenue of $97.06 billion in 2006. The iraq war is costing us on average of $9 billion per month, meaning we can go to war for 10 months and still have $7.06 billion left over with the amount of money we spent on porn in 2006. Oh and just a side note, the statistics show that women are just as active as men in buying porn.
Why? Why is so much money spent? Why is sexual pleasure such a sought after thing?
Sex was created to create life, to bond 1 man and 1 woman together through marriage – never to be the top grossing industry for anyone to see and find pleasure in. Demographic statistics show that the most popular segment in age is 18 and younger.
Man and woman were created to co-exist, to enjoy each others company- read Genesis. Sin entered the world and became attractive to Eve because the devil made her believe that God would never find out, that God didn’t know what was best for her.
Sin has a viscous cycle of taking your interest in something and turning it into your slave. Sin encapsulates and destroys your heart and your mind, leaving you with degraded thoughts and feelings about yourself. God does know what’s best for us because He was the one that created us. We believe that God doesn’t want us to enjoy our life, to enjoy pleasure – which is totally false, God wants us to enjoy the pleasure of finding love, belonging, and purpose in Him. Not ourselves.
If this is you today, you do not have to be a slave for any longer. God has the power to forgive and purify your mind, but it cannot be simply fixed through just prayer. Sexual sin is more than repentance, it takes outward changes to fix the inward disease inside you, known as sexual sin. Find an accountability partner, someone that you can be transparent with!
This is an epidemic and if my generation doesn’t put a stop to this, we are going to go into poverty over sex. It’s far time for a generation to rise up that is willing to put a stop to this, to give a solution to this sexual slavery. The root of the problem isn’t so much that sex feels good, but that it creates a sense of belonging for the participant. Sin has the power to strip you of joy, to become an infectious disease in your life and grow into an addiction and slave driver – controlling your thoughts and actions.
As human beings we long to belong to something, we long to be feel accepted and apart of more than ourselves. We long to feel special, that someone actually cares about us and finds something about us attractive. If this is you today, choose to belong to God. God will never take advantage of you, nor will He take away your happiness, but will reimburse you with an eternal joy and belonging in Heaven. It’s never too late to come to God, nor is there a sin too great to repent of or ask forgiveness for.
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” -1 Corinthians 10:13