Have you wondered “Does God Punish Christians For Struggling With Porn?” A former porn addict shares his biblical knowledge to answer the question.
Sathiya Sam was a porn addict for almost two decades but has found freedom in Christ. He now leads men to the freedom he experienced and coaches others to help them quit porn. He founded DeepClean, an organization that helps men recover from pornographic addiction. He hopes to share the freedom and breakthrough he received from the Lord with others.
In his efforts, he discussed the importance of knowing what God really does to Christians who are struggling with sexual sin.
Struggling With Porn
“The Bible has strong things to say about sexual immorality. So, the question is, when we commit sexual sin, what does God do?”
Sathiya shared three points.
First, God forgives the sinner. He said, “We know that all of our sins have been forgiven because of the shed blood of Jesus.”
Second, God withholds good things. “God is not afraid to hold back blessings and opportunities from those who aren’t ready.” He explained, “God holds blessings back because He knows we’re not ready for them. It’s not punishment. It’s Fatherhood.”
And lastly, God allows consequences. Sathiya said, “Sin has natural consequences. In the case of porn, disconnection, shame, limited energy, poor relationships, sexual dysfunction, etc.”
However, the sought-after coach revealed what should the right question be.
“The real question is… How are you going to respond to your sin? Are you going to be like a dog returning to its vomit? Or are you going to repent and turn away for good?”
If you are one of those who struggle with porn, confess to God and repent. He is faithful and just to forgive you and cleanse you from all unrighteousness.
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