The Gospel for Porn Stars and Porn Addicts


“. . . and such were some of you” (1 Corinthians 6:11)

After two critical posts, it’s time to say something constructive. Even if I can’t agree with the methods of the XXXChurch, I do want to affirm their desire to take the Gospel to every sinner. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is just as much for porn stars and porn addicts as it is for any other sinner on planet earth.

There is good news and hope for those who have spiraled into the darkness of pornography. God loves sinners. Believe it or not, He loves all kinds of sinners. When the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth, he said:

“Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

When the Apostle Paul looked at the believers in Corinth, he saw a congregation filled with former adulterers, effeminates, and homosexuals (among other things). The whole spectrum of sexual perversion was represented in the Corinthian congregation. Yet the message of Christ crucified had delivered them from their former life. Paul says, “such were some of you.”

So if there are any who read this blog who are stuck in a cycle (the addicts) or if there are any who read who are trapped in a profession (the actors), you need to know that Jesus Christ crucified and risen is supreme over every chain of perversion that holds you in darkness. There is forgiveness and hope in Him for you, if you will receive Him by faith.

If there are any who read this blog who have occasion to minister to those who are trapped in some way by pornography, by all means in love give them the Gospel. The announcement of a King who has come to set free His captives is the only thing sufficient to liberate and to save (Luke 4:18).

I am reminded of a friend of mine who recently blogged about the hyper-sexualization of our culture and the degradation of women. I will end by quoting him at length:

“These women—all of them someone’s daughter—are reduced to a leviathan company’s line of merchandise, as though they were so many units of chicken flesh served up on platters for lecherous men. And the Hooters Girls are just one in a long line of men and women victimized by the culture of sex-as-commodity. Where is the compassion for the cruelly named ‘porn stars’—many of whom spend their hours off the screen in a heroin-induced, self-loathing depression?

“As Christians, this shouldn’t surprise us. Jesus has warned us that what seems like freedom is a false consciousness, that enslaves us and ultimately drags us to our death (John 8:34). The apostle Paul presents the picture of a cosmos outside of Christ ‘following the prince of the power of the air’ enslaved to ‘the passions of the flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind’ (Eph 2:2-3).

“With this in mind, we shouldn’t confront the pornographic culture as head-wagging moralists, but as broken-hearted evangelists. We should stand against the Hooters corporation, not only because it rips apart the moral fabric of society, but also because it renders women created in the image of God as one more ‘product’ to be bought and sold.

“This means that our churches must be the kind of places where desperate women—in whom the rest of the world sees no value beyond body parts—can find a Messiah who can liberate them from tyranny.

“What would it mean if our churches stopped encouraging our own teenage and preteen daughters to dress like Hooters Girls? What would it mean if we insisted that our young girls insist on being treated with the dignity with which they were created? What if fathers and brothers and uncles took seriously the command to guard such dignity, even to the point of turning away from buying someone else’s daughter as a ‘product’ on the cover of a sports magazine or a fashion catalog? What would it mean if our senior adult ladies took time to share the gospel and a cup of coffee with the young woman who thinks all she has to offer is a tight T-shirt and a miniskirt?

“This would mean that we would be following the example of Jesus of Nazareth—who refused to allow a Samaritan woman to continue defining herself by her sexual availability to men (John 4:17). It would mean that we would signal what Jesus has already shown us, that the way of sexual ‘freedom’ really enslaves. It would mean that we would follow Jesus in heralding a kingdom made up of redeemed tax collectors, prostitutes, and, yes, maybe a Hooters Girl or two.”

Read: “Jesus and the Hooters Girl” by Russell D. Moore

4 Responses to The Gospel for Porn Stars and Porn Addicts

  1. SocraticFool August 20, 2005 at 11:15 am #

    Well Said !

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  3. Kris August 23, 2005 at 4:42 pm #

    Excellent post brother, on the absolute truth of Gods grace for those who will believe. The world needs to hear of Gods grace in truth just as often as it hears us warn of the truth of His wrath. Maybe more because its hard enough for even most Christians to believe He loves us so much, how much harder for those who are separated and alienated in their minds.

    Grace & Peace

  4. FreeInHim94 August 26, 2005 at 12:12 pm #

    “. . . and such were some of you” And such would we still be were it not for Christ. That is something I try to remember when I am faced with “alternative” lifestyles and morality…such would I be were it not for God intervening in my life and saving me.

    I also try to remember that all I have to offer anyone is grace and truth…and that only because of Christ. I have nothng but the testimony He has given me. It is difficult to be prideful or judgemental in that frame of mind. The trick is getting from prideful and judgemental INTO that frame of mind.

    And from that point…wisdom is key. Is it wise to go into a bar, or a porn convention or (as happens here in New Orleans) a homosexual festival in the French Quarter and attempt to evangelize? Personally, I don’t think so…but regardless of what environment we are in, it is important to have our hearts and motives right that He might be honored whatever the outcome.

    –tina

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