WATCH: Pastor John Piper Explains Why “No One is Absolutely Addicted to Pornography”

There is little dispute that pornography is a problem in society and in the church.

Various international studies have put porn consumption rates at 50 percent to 99 percent among men, and 30 percent to 86 percent among women.

Some research claims pornography is addictive, which would be one school of thought regarding its widespread use.

Lust is Sexual Desire Gone Wrong

John Piper disagrees.

He sees a much deeper and more serious problem.  According to Piper not all sexual desire is lust.  But lust is sexual desire gone wrong.  It dishonors the object and disregards God.

The pastor bluntly states in this video, “No one is absolutely addicted to pornography” or any other sexual sin.

He offers two examples to prove his point.

He asks, if an ISIS member threatened to kill a loved one if you looked at a pornographic image on your computer you wouldn’t do it, would you?

Or if someone offered you a million dollars if you refrained from pornography, you would comply.

In both cases you would say no to pornography to save a loved one or gain a fortune.

Piper says while addiction is a relative term he has no problem claiming that 99 percent of those who give way to sexual sin are not controlled by sexual desire but by what they believe.

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SOURCE: Bob Ditmer