Can I purify my soul after looking at pornography?


Hello sir. Before reading the article, "A Look at Pornography," I had not gotten involved with prostitutes or anything of that sort. I recently was frustrated with academics and as a refreshment I watched some porn. At some point I thought of going to prostitute, but, sir, now I have decided after reading your article that my thoughts were wrong. Can I purify my soul now and in the future and grow godly? Will mercy on be shown?


As you now realize, pornography isn't true entertainment. It is designed to use pleasure as a means of trapping you in sin and for the promoters of pornography to get money out of your wallet. Like other sins it rarely stops with one occurrence or just that type of sin. Sinners are pushed to go further and deeper into sin.

I'm glad you learned about the dangers and saw where it would like you. All sins can be forgiven, including sensuality and fornication. If you aren't a Christian, it is past time that you start following the Lord. The article, "How to Become a Christian" explains this in greater detail. If you are a Christian, God has told us how we may be forgiven. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (I John 1:9). Along with admitting you did wrong, we are told that we must turn away from our sins as well. "For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death" (II Corinthians 7:10).

Use your spare time to do productive things that benefits other people. Have fun, but in ways that do not involve sin. "Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, And let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth; Walk in the ways of your heart, And in the sight of your eyes; But know that for all these God will bring you into judgment. Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, And put away evil from your flesh, For childhood and youth are vanity" (Ecclesiastes 11:9-10).