”Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
In his teaching series for young people, The Blazing Center, Pastor John Piper challenges believers to overcome the temptation of pornography by fighting for a superior pleasure:
More from Piper on winning the battle against pornography:
Faith is not just an intellectual assent to doctrines. Faith is an affectional embrace of the Savior for my deepest longings.
Unbelief, on the other hand, is a failure to be satisfied in Jesus. It’s a failure to go to him as the living water and the bread from heaven and the light of the world. It’s a failure to go to him as a satisfaction that’s deep enough and strong enough to satisfy me when I am tempted to go in a sinful direction to indulge an appetite—say, an appetite for companionship or food or sex. The satisfaction of Jesus—that is, belief in Jesus, embracing Jesus, loving Jesus, being content in Jesus—is going to be the power that severs the root of that impulse.
Read Piper’s entire answer to the question, “How does unbelief contribute to the need I feel for pornography?” HERE.