Porn Culture vs. The Gospel: Two Irreconcilable Messages

The gospel says: “This is my body, which is given for you” (Luke 22:19).

Porn culture says: “This is your body taken by me.”

The gospel says: Treat “older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity” (1 Timothy 5:2).

Porn culture says: “Treat older women as cougars and younger women as barely legal.”

Porn Culture vs. The Gospel

The gospel says: “This is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3).

Porn culture says: “This is real life, that we would not be denied our every sexual desire, no matter how misogynistic or demeaning.”

The gospel says: “Seek the glory that comes from the only God” (John 5:44).

Porn culture says: “Seek the imaginary sexual admiration that comes from fantasy people.”

The gospel says: “For those who love God all things work together for good” (Romans 8:28).

Porn culture says: “For those who love the thrill of digital sex, all risks of real intimacy are avoided.”

The gospel says: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).

Porn culture says: “Cast all your anxieties into fantasy, because there you can believe for a brief moment that you are desired.”

The gospel says: “Make the best use of the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16)

Porn culture says: “Enjoy every sexual buzz you can get, because this life is all you have.”

The gospel says: “Your life is hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3).

Porn culture says: “Your life is found in your hidden adventures online.”

The gospel says: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17).

Porn culture says: “Relax, for there is nothing wrong with your fantasies.”

The gospel says:If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink” (John 7:37).

Porn culture says: “If anyone thirsts, let him come to porn and drink.”


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