Pornography has been brought into our very homes by the Internet and can be accessed anywhere, anytime by anyone with internet service on a computer or Smart Phone. That includes most teenagers in the USA. At this stage of development, youth are most inquisitive and impressionable about their sexuality. They are asking questions and seeking answers. Unfortunately, they are being offered answers by the enemy of their souls, Satan, through the wide-open doors of the World Wide Web.
Is it Dangerous?
Should we be concerned? Yes! The impressions and attitudes they may learn from pornography can ruin their lives and their relationships and result in the breakdown of the entire social order. It is not a joke to be laughed off, or winked at. It is a matter of life and death, of eternity in heaven or hell.
What is the Problem?
Basically the problem is the age-old problem of good against evil; of the warfare between the Flesh and the Spirit.
What is the Answer?
If children are brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, by the time they are teenagers they should be aware of the basic Truths of the Scripture. Specifically, that there is a God, the Creator of heaven and earth; that He is a God of love while also being a Holy God at the same time; that He has given us His commandments; that He has given us the privilege and responsibility of making important choices between good and evil; that our Selves consist of Body, (our Flesh), Soul, (our mind, will and emotions), and Spirit, (our real eternal Self; that there is a warfare between our Bodies and our Spirit. That, if we allow our Flesh to rule and thereby fulfill its lusts, it brings death upon us. It takes us into the dark and dreadful confusion of pain, grief, guilt, and ultimately eternal hell.
They should know that God is a Spirit and relates to us through our spirit, inviting us to follow and fellowship with HIm, teaching us what is good and what is bad, offering us His Holy Spirit to live within us. Offering us forgiveness and reconciliation when we sin, fail to follow HIm, and fall into the traps of the devil.
But He, God, leaves the choices to us. The choices are: Life or Death? Light or Darkness? Grief, pain, guilt, and sorrow or Love, Joy, Peace, and Goodness.
We must teach our children, both by precept and example, from their earliest years, how to know, love, and obey God. If we wait until they are teenagers, they will suffer the consequences of tragic choices, for Satan has his traps set and pornography is one of his most alluring and deadly traps.