As a junior in a high-school history class, I remember watching a movie that covered several important times, events and people in American society. At one point it flashed a topless pose of Marilyn Monroe.
I was shocked that they would show this to a class of high-school students. My teacher quickly stopped the classroom buzz by saying, “That’s not nudity, that’s art.”
There is no question that our society is obsessed with pornography. While it is never a comfortable issue to address, it has become an American epidemic.
Though pornography has been a problem for a long time, only recently has it become something so public. People are no longer ashamed, but actually quite proud, of the pornography industry. Pictures of the “Playboy” bunny are now found on clothing, car stickers and other places.
The pornography industry makes more money than professional baseball, football and basketball combined.
It is a true problem in the world around us and, sadly, it has even filtered into the church.
We need to guard ourselves and our families by whatever means possible to keep from being sucked into this godless pastime.
Job said, “I have made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I look upon a young woman?” (Job 31:1 NKJV).
We, too, should make a covenant with our eyes and keep from joining in with the sex-crazed society around us. Our prayer should be like the psalmist who said, “Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way” (Psalm 119:37).
Sadly, we live in a world of perverts who call pornography art.
Let us not be one of them, but let us make a covenant with our eyes, and let us turn away our eyes from worthless things.
–by Garrett Bookout @ www.forthright.net