Would you stand at someone’s window and watch them have sex? Whoa, pretty shocking question, right? That probably took you by surprise. Yet it didn’t bother you last night when you were watching Game of Thrones, or anything else with a gratuitous sexual scene. Watching that is the same as if you were to pay someone to let you stand at their window and watch them have sex.
Unlike movie violence, simulated with make-up and special effects, sex scenes are real. Those are real people really getting naked and really doing with one another something that should only be shared between a husband and a wife in private.
Would you want to watch your spouse acting out those scenes with someone else? Would you watch your son or daughter? Yet those persons in those scenes are someone’s children. They might even be married. And you’re part of their adultery. You are a participant in what they are doing when you watch it.
Jesus said, “I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:27-28). You might say, “Hey, it’s just art. I don’t lust when I watch those scenes.” Well, then you’re a carrot. You’re certainly not a warm-blooded human being.
Exactly how much porn would you have to see before you’re disgusted by it? Don’t watch this garbage. Jesus went on to say, “If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell” (Matthew 5:29).
Repent of your sin before Christ, and you will be forgiven. Whatever is honorable, whatever is pure, find joy in these things, when we understand the text.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8