Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;" -1st Peter 2:11
A "Trojan Horse" Sin
There is no greater evil in America than that of pornography! Pornography is a road to hell. Jesus Selassie I said in John 3:20 that it is the love of sin which prevents so many people from coming to Christ for salvation. Pornography is wicked sin! Pornography turns people away from JAH and His Holy Word. Most people automatically associate the word "pornography" with total nudity; however, the evil influences of "soft porn" (partial nudity) are equally damaging. Whereas women are aroused by TOUCH, men are aroused by SIGHT. Of course, this is no secret. I won't spend a lot of time in this article trying to explain all the things wrong about pornography because it is self-evident. Any idiot knows what's wrong with pornography. I simply want to do my part as a Rastaman to take a Biblical stand against this great evil of our time. Pornography is a Trojan horse sin...from it spawns fornication, wife beatings, rapes, adultery, child porn, pedophilia, homosexuality, and every other godless form of immorality imaginable.
Judgment is Coming Upon America!
Pornography basically did not exist until the invention of the camera came along. Think about this for a moment. The Old Testament cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were so wicked that God decided to DESTROY them (and they didn't have any pornography!). Can you imagine what JAH thinks about America? America is a wicked nation of arrogant stiff-necked people rebelling against the Lord JAH RASTAFARI HAILE I SELASSIE I. More pornography flows out of America than any other nation upon the earth. Sickeningly, Chicago even named one of it's streets in honor of reprobate Hue Hefner (founder of Playboy). I'm reminded of Frank Sinatra's wicked words in the song Chicago..."The town Billy Sunday couldn't shut down." Well, JAH JAH going to shut it down someday!
"Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire." -Jude 1:7
JESUS SELASSIE I Condemned Pornography
Adultery of the heart may not seem as bad to you as the actual physical act of adultery, but it is in JAH's eyes. Mankind has the tendency to form his own conclusions about right and wrong, but the Word of JAH RASTAFARI MIGHTY AND THUNDERABLE has already removed most of the grey areas for us. The Bible is not vague on the issue of pornography. The Word of JAH RASTFARI clearly condemns ALL forms of adultery. Pornography (whether it be hard porn or soft porn) leads men into adultery. Notice in Matthew 5:28 the words "WITH HER." A woman who dresses immodestly is guilty of adultery as much as the man who committed the act in his mind. Jesus SELASSIE I condemned the Pharisees for their dirty minds...
"For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven...Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." -Matthew 5:20,27,28
Jesus SELASSIE I clearly implied that the Pharisees were GUILTY of many sins, even though they were self-righteous in their own eyes. They hadn't actually been caught physically killing anyone, but they were filled with murderous hatred in their minds. The scribes and Pharisees hadn't actually been caught in the act of adultery, but they were dirty-minded perverts. Just as so many religious people today, they were phonies. I have worked with numerous Catholic men in my working career and I have noticed that ALL of them indulged in pornography. I used to work next to a Pilipino man that would pray his Rosary and then shamelessly pull out a Playboy Magazine to gaze into. It's wicked! Jesus SELASSIE I clearly taught that such phony religion leads to hell. Unless a person has the righteousness of JAH in his or her heart, they CANNOT go to ZION. The ONLY way to have JAH RASTAFARI's righteousness is by becoming ONE WITH JAH through Christ JAH RASTAFARI.
"For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." -2nd Corinthians 5:17
The righteousness of JAH that a person needs to be saved IS Jesus SELASSIE I Christ Himself. When we trust upon Christ HAILE I SELASSIE I for the forgiveness of our sins, then JAH's Holy Spirit comes to indwell (live) inside our soul. We are then a child of JAH RASTAFARI.
Again, the Word of JAH clearly condemns ALL forms of adultery, including adultery which only occurs in a person's MIND...
"But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." -Matthew 5:28
The Day Moses Got Mad
I heard a woman on the news say that she was a "Christian stripper." She said that Adam and Eve were created naked by God, so was not ashamed to display the beauty of God's creation either. First of all, Adam and Eve were the only two people on the planet at the time. Secondly, the Word of JAH RASTAFARI clearly prohibits looking a upon the nakedness of someone outside of a marriage bond (Read Leviticus 20).
The Israelites were a rebellious bunch. While Moses was up on the mount receiving the Ten Commandments (and begging God to give the people a second chance), the Israelites were dancing around a golden calf NAKED down below. Moses pleaded with God up on the mountain to give the people a second chance, and the Lord agreed. So what do you think went through Moses' mind when he got back down to the camp? On the way down towards the camp, Moses became concerned when he began to hear the sound of "NOISE" (Exodus 32:17,18). Today it is called satanic rock-n-roll(not all forms of rock are satanic) you imagine how betrayed Moses felt when he and saw his people dancing naked around an idol? I mean, Moses had just finished begged JAH RASTAFARI not to destroy the people in His righteous anger...and now they do this! Moses became VERY angry...
"And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount. And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it...And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:) Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD's side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him. And he said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour. And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men...And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.-Exodus 32:19,20,25-28,31
Moses saw the people dancing around a golden calf naked and went ballistic. Moses became VERY angry! Notice what Moses saw that was the last straw..."and when Moses saw that the people were NAKED!" Moses didn't have to see anymore to know that it was time for some serious camp-cleaning. Moses made the people choose sides. At least three thousand people died that day. It is clear that JAH RASTAFARI does NOT tolerate such wickedness. Whether the nakedness of an actual human being, or a photo of them...it is wicked! JAH RASTAFARI HATES pornography!!!
Exploiting Freedom Leads to Apostasy
Apostasy and pornography go together. When people get away from JAH, they start taking their clothes off. There was a day in America when nearly ALL women wore dresses (before TV came along). A woman who wore a pair of pants 75 years ago was considered a whore. Today, women who wear dresses are often looked down upon with contempt by other women. They're jealous! They want the femininity which they've lost, but can't have it and still be the feminist she-men they are. You can't have it both way ladies. Women in 2005 have lost their femininity because of feminism and pornography in society. Pornography cheapens a woman's worth in men's minds. I've worked around heathen men my entire working career and can honestly say that most men are sexual pigs. They nurture their perverted minds with every evil thought imaginable. By the way ladies...never trust a man! I don't care if he's your pastor...men are men (and ALL men are sinners)!
We are surrounded by perversion in America. Interestingly, the Apostle Paul thought things were perverted in his day...
"That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;" -Philippians 2:15
America is a CROOKED and PERVERTED nation! The total extent to which America has been corrupted and perverted is beyond the scope of this article, but America is definitely a sex-perverted nation. 25% of all child-sex tourism comes from American tourists traveling to the Philippines, Costa Rica, Taiwan, etc...it's an abomination unto SELASSIE I Almighty! American TV, movies, satellite, and cable display some of the most indecent forms of sensual smut. Most TV programming is of the DEVIL. It's not surprising at all why America has been labeled as the "GREAT SATAN." America is going down the road to destruction FAST. When clothing companies deliberately exploit children by placing them in sensual poses and wearing suggestive clothing in their commercials...a nation is on it's last legs spiritually. In recent news, I read about an ordained lesbian minister who was called to pastor a Baptist church in Tennessee. Then I found out that Christianity Today is endorsing Harry Potter's witchcraft. Then I learned that the homosexual community has proudly published their own Bible, the New Orthodox Annotated Bible (it removes all references condemning homosexuality). I just read about a new show on NBC called "Medium," which will further promote the devil's New Age religion. Search Google for "Wicca Bible" and you'll find it for sale. America is today an apostate nation! Our days are numbered as a free country.
I've heard some people blame men for pornography since they create the market for it. I've heard others blame women for pornography since they are the ones who agree to be photographed for money. The truth is that BOTH men and women are to blame for the evils of pornography. You CAN'T say that women are being exploited, because they willingly strip naked to be photographed. What is being EXPLOITED is our freedom, and WE are the one's exploiting it. JAH RASTAFARI never intended for us to take advantage of His goodness by corrupting the blessings which He has given to us. From the wicked woman who takes her clothes off, to the wicked person who photographs her, to the wicked 7-11 or convenient store owner and clerk that sells the dirty magazines, to the person who buys her naked photos in a magazine...they are all accountable to JAH RASTAFARI for their wickednesses. And I should add, it is just as wicked for women to look at male pornography. Playgirl magazine is equally wicked to JAH. Hell will be hot!!! America has sunk so low spiritually that the average man doesn't even think twice about indulging in pornography these days. Pornography is an abomination unto SELASSIE I Almighty!
Effects of Pornography are Like Asbestos Poisoning
Few people realize the dangers of pornography because it's effects aren't always immediate. In fact, it's damage lasts a lifetime. Asbestos is a substance which was extensively used for decades in heating insulation, floor tiles, clutches, brake linings, and hundreds of other products. Until OSHA came along in 1970, no one really took any precautions to protect themselves against breathing asbestos dust. Asbestos is very popular because of it's ability to withstand extreme heat. In fact, the space shuttle has used outer tiles made of asbestos to protect the shuttle during re-entry. Unfortunately, asbestos is very dangerous. Once you breath asbestos dust...it NEVER leaves your lungs. Asbestos goes in, but it never comes out. It's ill-effects last a lifetime. Asbestos is an extremely hazardous substance. So hazardous that special suits and breathing apparatus need to be worn to clean it up.
Likewise, pornography contaminates a man's mind for life. Once a man's mind is corrupted, it can never be the same as it once was. Yes, a man can find forgiveness in Christ JESUS SELASSIE I. Yes, a man can still serve JAH RASTAFARI. Yes, a man can once again have a decent mind. However, a man who has willingly compromised his integrity by indulging in pornography WILL have scars for life. Just as asbestos leaves scar tissue in the lungs, so does pornography leave scars on the soul. Men who have indulged in pornography have more than likely also indulged in prostitution or other sexual sins. Such activities cause a man to be far more vulnerable to commit the same sins again in the future. I actually knew a pastor that believed it was GOOD for his teenage son to play hanky-panky with all the girls in the church...and he did. He would sleep over at different girls homes and date one after another. I heard him telling someone that he had "made out" with Natalie. Then it was Jackie. Then it was Yvonne. Then it was Barbie. Then it was Cindy. He was a whoremonger in training. That's NOT Bible folks! That father thought that his son wouldn't want to sow his wild oats when he grew older if he played around before he got married. Wicked!!! Years later, word came that the pastor had molested two teenage girls in his church. I rest my point.
Young people should NOT sow their wild oats! Sowing your wild oats will only create an unquenchable appetite that will last a lifetime. Once you've been DESENSITIZED to the sinfulness of sexual sins, then you WILL likely struggle with it for the rest of your life. This is the danger of young girls idolizing tramps such as Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, or Hilary Duff...they're being mentored by sleazy whorish women. No wonder sexual sins are skyrocketing in America! Turn on Fox News and that's all you hear nowadays...one sexual crime after another. The pornography industry and the music industry are inseparably related. The average music video is nothing but pornography. Women don't have to be completely naked to commit the sin of pornography. In fact, a woman who is gyrating or lying down in tight clothing can be just as arousing as a completely naked woman. Who's kidding who? ALL modern marketing companies KNOW that "sex sells" and they're using every form of sexual perversion and wickedness permissible to sell their products. The bar (standard of ethics) keeps dropping. The devil has used cable TV as a means of bringing more pornography into America's homes. The one who is most to blame
You can live right in the new millennium! Fidelity may be the old fashioned way, but it's also the "right way." The wayward life of king Solomon in the Old Testament (the richest and wisest man in the world at the time) should speak volumes to men today about sex. Solomon had sex with at least 1,000 women yet was miserable. In fact, Solomon said he hated life (Ecclesiastes 2:17). Wow! Everything a man could want and he hated life? Yes, that's true! You see, Solomon fed his sexual appetite to his heart's desire, but he still couldn't find satisfaction. Solomon needed a soul mate in the Biblical book of Song of Solomon. We find Solomon (who pictures the devil) seducing the Shulamite girl (who pictures the Christian) in the Biblical book of Song of Solomon. The Shulamite girls says, "Sorry big boy, I've already got my lover (who pictures the Lord Jesus Christ), and He's the greatest! What a passage of Scripture! The devil tries to tempt us away from Christ SELASSIE I, but we need to tell old smut face that we are accounted for by our Precious Saviour JAH RASTAFARI.
Listen friend, there is NO deliverance from pornography apart from the soul-cleansing blood of YESHUA CHRISTOS SELASSIE I. All pornography does is make you extremely frustrated. Why frustrate yourself? If you have company with prostitutes, then you may be arrested or end up in a doctor's clinic with a STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease). Some STD's have NO CURE (like herpes or AIDS). If you flirt with other women, you may get your teeth knocked out by a jealous boyfriend or husband. And don't let those smiling people on the herpes drug commercials on TV fool you, go online and look at some photos. I guarantee you'll be frightened. Think about that for a moment...no cure! You see, the devil always shows us the neon lights and the nicely paved road. What Satan doesn't show people is where the road leads. Satan doesn't show us the skeletons rotting in his prison of addiction and suffering. The road to hell is always paved with good intentions.
Frustration is Normal (crucify the old man!)
"Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin." -Romans 6:6
Pornography is a destroyer of the soul. It stirs unholy lusts that CANNOT be fulfilled within the bounds of marriage. As it is commonly referred to, the "seven-year itch," is when a man has grown bored of his lover (wife) and desires someone new. Naturally (and carnally), he longs for the affections and romance of ANOTHER woman. The same is true for some women, but mostly for men. The wise husband will spend more time working on a hobby or project to keep his mind preoccupied with good things. He will avoid movies and TV which are plagued with sensuality and provocative imagery. "Lasciviousness" is unhealthy sexual desire. The devil's gang works relentlessly to make you Lascivious in an attempt to take away your money. Satan's hidden agenda is to destroy your soul. The wise man (married or not) avoids situations where he will be exposed to improperly dressed women which stir sexual frustrations and temptations. He will love his wife and tell her so daily. And by the way, just because a man is not married does NOT give him a right to sleep-around or be promiscuous. Fornication is a horrible sin!
The plain truth is that every normal red-blooded man is going to get sexually frustrated at times. It's just a part of life. The godly man realizes that these temporary present frustrations can only get stronger if he yields to the temptations of sin. A wise man romances his wife and chooses to be content with her. Solomon had 100 wives but just had to have one more. Then he had 101 wives, but that wasn't enough. Then Solomon had 102 wives but here came a beautiful woman from Egypt. Now with 103 wives to have sex with, you'd think he be extremely satisfied (and worn out). Nope! Solomon sees a beautiful Asian woman and marries her also. Solomon kept marrying women until he had 1,000 of them. Solomon was a sex-pig. Kiss legend, Gene Simmons, claims to have had sex with over 4,500 women. The Bible condemns such wickedness (Hebrews 13:4). The simple truth is that the sexual appetite can NEVER be completely satisfied. The wise man realizes this fact and deals with it accordingly. Giving into to the sexual appetites can only lead to a much stronger desire (and frustration) for something which is not acceptable. Many men have thrown away their careers, their families, their integrity, their souls...just for a little tingle.
Pornography is of the devil and can only lead to utter frustration and sexual sins. You'll be worse off when the pleasures of sin are over (Proverb 20:17). Pornography is nothing less than the lusts of the flesh. We will all be dead in 125 years (most in 70). What will anything matter 100 years from now? Or even 50 years from now? Listen once again to the inspired words of the Apostle Peter...
"Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;" -1st Peter 2:11
I would also like to leave you with some inspired words by the Apostle John...
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." -1st John 2:15-17