Posted by: Arden Compton | October 7, 2009

An Apostle Speaks Out On Pornography

Richard G. Scott – an Apostle of Jesus Christ – October 4, 2009

The inspiring influence of the Holy Spirit can be overcome or masked by strong emotions such as anger, hate, passion, fear, or pride. When such influences are present, it is like trying to savor the delicate flavor of a grape while eating a jalapeno pepper. Both flavors are present, but one completely overpowers the other. In like manner strong emotions overcome the delicate promptings of the Holy Spirit.  I share a warning. Satan is extremely good at blocking spiritual communication by inducing individuals through temptation to violate the laws on which spiritual communication is founded. Some he is able to convince that they are not able to receive such guidance from the Lord.

Satan has become a master at using the addictive power of pornography to limit individual capacity to be lead by the Spirit. The onslaught of pornography in all if its’ vicsouse, corroding, destructive forms has caused great grief, suffering, heartache, and destroyed marraiges.  It is one of the most damning influences on earth. Whether it be through the printed page, movies, television, obscene leriques, vulgarities on the telephone or a flickering personal computer screen.  Pornography is overpoweringly addictive, and severely damaging. This potent tool of Lucifer degrades the mind, and heart, and the soul of any who use it. All who are caught in its seductive, tantalizing web and remain so will become addicted to its’ immoral, destructive influence. For many that addiction cannot be overcome without help. The tragic pattern is so familiar. It begins with curiosity, that is fueled by stimulation – justified by the false premise that when done privately it does no harm to anyone else. Lulled by this lie, the experimentation goes deeper and more powerful stimulations, until the trap closes. And a terribly addictive, immoral habit exercises its’ viscious control. Participation in pornography in any of its lurid forms is a manifestation of unbridled selfishness. How can a man, particularly a priesthood bearer, not think of the emotional and spiritual damage caused to women, especially his wife, by such abhorrent activity.  Well did inspired Nephi declare, “And the devil will passify and lull them away unto carnal security. And thus he cheateth their souls and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.” If you are ensnarled in pornography, make a total commitment to overcome it now. Find a quite place, pray urgently for help, and support, be patient and obedient. DON’T GIVE UP!  Parents be aware that the addiction with pornography can begin at a very early age. Take preventative action to avoid that tragedy.

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