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Can God Forgive Me for Watching Porn?

From the Bibles.net Team
Dear Heavenly Father, 
we pray for our friend visiting this page that you would turn their regret into repentance. Give them humility to acknowledge their sin before you and others in their life and seek Jesus for the forgiveness and new life he promises those who trust himHelp them believe that your grace and forgiveness are big enough for their biggest sins. Give them courage to take practical steps toward change, and your Spirit’s power to conquer this habit in their life. If they suffer under accusations as a Christian for sins in their past, silence the enemy’s voice by your Word that “it is finished” and “there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (John 19:30; Romans 8:1). Start them on the road of renewal, Lord, and increase their desire to live in a way that pleases you. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen. 
 

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You can be forgiven and freed

God is willing to forgive anyone who is willing to turn to him and forsake their sin. He will not just forgive you, he will set you free.

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1 John 1:8-9 NIV

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

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Can God Forgive Me for Watching Porn?
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God doesn't just free you from porn.
He frees you for a purpose.

by Heath Lambert

Though you may initially be drawn to Christ out of your great need to be free from pornography, your struggle against this sin is just the beginning of God’s greater purpose in saving you. You are saved, not just to be free from pornography, but to know and experience the joy of walking with Jesus, of following him, and of becoming more and more like him.

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Change begins
in one place:
with heart-deep confession.
When it comes to sex,
we all need to say that
the biggest problem in
our sexual lives is us.

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How to Pray When You’re Tempted by Sexual Sin

by Paul David Tripp at Crossway

Verse
James 1:13-15 NIV

When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

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The tide will begin to turn
in your struggle against pornography when you begin to grasp forgiving grace and transforming grace,
as you learn to repent.

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Every instance of treasuring images of sexual immorality in our hearts, every eager glance at pornography, all of our lustful gawking
— everything —
is paid for by Jesus in his death for sinners.

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Breaking Pornography Addiction

Can God change those who are addicted to pornography? Yes, God can and does bring people out of their isolated, imaginary world of sexual addiction into the real world of authentic, loving relationships with God and people.

by David Powlison at CCEF

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The reason
the Son of God appeared
was to destroy
the works
of the devil.

1 John 3:8 ESV
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James 4:5-10 NIV

Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us? But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:

“God opposes the proud
but shows favor to the humble.”

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

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Hebrews 12:1-17 ESV

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?

“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
nor be weary when reproved by him.
For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and chastises every son whom he receives.”

It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.

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Jesus’ grace
to change you

is stronger than pornography’s power to destroy you.
Jesus’ grace is stronger
than your own desires
to watch sex.

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Ephesians 4:21-24 NLT

Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.

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