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7. The influence of sex movies, books, sexual songs and other forms of pornography
There is no gainsaying the fact that pornography creates and fuels sexual desires in all that view and give themselves to it. Your mind will always respond to what it has received from the eyes and ears. It will always process and transmit what has been fed it to the appropriate organs of the body and secret the relevant hormones to fulfill desires.
Remember, Input determines output. It is garbage in garbage out.
Pornography will make you create sexual desires and make you lust. It will destroy the defense mechanism God has built in you and make you fall into sexual sins. Avoid it. Destroy such materials if you have them at home. Don’t give them away, destroy them. Save yourself and others.
8. Bad company – Refusal to break away from immoral and unbelieving friends
The call to serve God is a call to leave the world and the people of the world behind and join God’s people going in the same direction and worship God together. Failure to abide by this rule will always bring setbacks and struggles which always lead to sins and backslidings.
“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God.”
As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.” Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty.” 2 Cor 6:14-18 NKJV
If you move with the immoral, their discussions and activities will become a temptation for you. But if you move with the righteous minded you will be clean in your thoughts and actions. Bad company corrupts good morals.
The risk of failure is more when your close companions are unbelievers, especially the immoral. The subject is so serious that Apostle Paul by the Holy Spirit instructed that any believer who is immoral should be avoided and not fellowshipped with. Think about this and do whatever you must do to keep yourself clean.
“I have written you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people- not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat.” Cor. 5:9-11 NIV
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