If Islamic Terrorists Are Devout Muslims, Why Are They Hooked on Porn?
Most radical Islamic jihadis claim to be devout Muslims who promote the spread of strict conservative Islamic societal principles, yet it has been continuously documented through the years that many of those Muslim extremists are chronically addicted to sex and pornography.
Jihadis' obsession with porn and sex is not a new phenomenon that is only being seen today through the "brutal" and "instinctive" sex drive of the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq and Syria. Even the late Osama Bin Laden, the world-famous leader of Al Qaeda, had a huge collection of porn that was found by Navy Seals who searched his compound when he was killed. Additionally, police raids of terrorist cells in the Europe since 9/11 have revealed "countless" images of child porn, The New York Post reported.
Islamic terrorists being addicted to porn exposes a double standard, especially for those jihadis who blame America...
"A free and willing subjection to the commands of sin speaks out the soul to be under the reign and dominion of sin; but from this plague, this hell, Christ frees all believers. Sin cannot say of a believer as the centurion said of his servants, "I bid one go, and he goeth; to another come, and he cometh; and to another, do this and he doeth it" (Matt 8:9). No! The heart of the saint riseth against the commands of sin; and when sin would carry his soul to the devil, he hales his sin before the Lord, and cries out for justice."
-Thomas Brooks, from "Precious Remedies against Satans Devices"
tb wrote: Amen John UK. And He gives the needed grace to those who obey His command to abide in Him. Without Him we can do nothing, but if one with the Spirit finds he can do nothing, it's probably because he is disobeying the command to ABIDE. Those who CONTINUE and ABIDE in Him know Him; they are known by Him; and they receive and walk in the grace He gives. Be ye perfect, as your Father in heaven is perfect. Good verses John, thanks for sharing.
The following verses can be a source of discouragement, except we get the drift.
1 John 3:9-10 KJV (9) Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. (10) In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
Take the expression "cannot sin". It means what? That a child of God does never sin ever again?
No, I don't think it is saying that. Or there would never be any need for Fatherly chastisement. Hebrews 12
It could refer to habitually sinning, which a true Christian does not. Or the fact that being under new ownership, God does not permit his children to sin without his displeasure.
And He gives the needed grace to those who obey His command to abide in Him. Without Him we can do nothing, but if one with the Spirit finds he can do nothing, it's probably because he is disobeying the command to ABIDE. Those who CONTINUE and ABIDE in Him know Him; they are known by Him; and they receive and walk in the grace He gives.
Be ye perfect, as your Father in heaven is perfect.
It is a good thing to be set free by the Lord Jesus Christ and given all needed resources to live godly in him, serving and worshipping him, loving him, obeying him, and looking forward to being with him forever.
2 Peter 1:3-4 KJV (3) According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: (4) Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Romans 8:9 KJV (9) But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Romans 8:30 KJV (30) Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
Romans 8:33 KJV (33) Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? 34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: [but] the Son abideth ever. 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
I'm no expert on this, but it seems to me that it is a heart problem. Dealing with symptoms is a bit like taking a pill for depression. It never gets to the actual problem.
Christianity deals with the heart, it renews it, recreates it. And we are thus exhorted to live in the light of that. "Reckon ye yourselves dead indeed unto sin."
We still have the flesh, and there is a big war going on between the flesh and the spirit. But if we live in the spirit we shall not fulfil the desires of the flesh.
When the psalmist fell into gross sin, he knew that it was his heart problem, rather than simple disobedience. He could have turned his eyes away, but that in itself does not prevent the heart from sinning. And thus he asks the Lord to do something which he himself could not do:
Psalms 51:10 KJV (10) Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
It's a good prayer.
Anything else will be a failing sort of legalism, trying to accomplish the impossible. Hence the words of Jesus, "Without me ye can do nothing."
Really 1517? I don't struggle with porn or sexual sin and I am a Christian. God pretty much laid it out as far as how we can keep from falling into sin by not making provision for it.The truth sets us free and if we abide in His Spirit,we won't wander off. It might help to cut out sensual snares. Some Christians on here,including the spiritual Christian flower lady, should be as lenient on homosexuals as they are on themselves...or is there a double standard? I am not for sodomites but I can see how they might be confused about the concessions made for heterosexual sin in this culture when they are ostracized. Pull the beam out of our eyes so that we may see clearly to pull out the speck in others.It's no wonder they are so confused. I hope that I see the day that they have queerleaders on the nfl sidelines;maybe that will get some of the Christian's attention...or not.Some will still be protesting the lewd homosexuals and probably,all the while,still defend the hetero ones.
The flesh cares not for those in pornography. It is the grace of God and walking within that grace that keeps a person from viewing porn. To struggle is good, because a non-struggling"Christian" has wandered off or is only a professing believer.
Flee from temptation and do not make provision for the flesh. One does not have to be enslaved or struggle with sin. The truth about it sets us free.If one avoids that which would cause them to stumble,it will be a lot easier.Also discerning the truth of it can easily break someone away from its deceptive power.Porn,for example,is all smoke and mirrors.It makes something appear much more appealing than it actually is.Further,for all the peeping tom knows,they might be looking at someone who has been coerced into it (a very little known dirty secret-sex trade,especially in the u.s.) or someone has been duped into the "glamorous" aspect of it so that they may be "idolized". The truth behind porn is that the people who are being used are victims. Instead of thinking that the people that you are looking at are inviting you (they don't even know you and probably wouldn't care to),think of them as victims,which they truly are. That might help.
tb, Neo-gnosticism and Calvinism are contrary terms. The former is presumptuous accumulation of knowledge; a works based endeavor, while Calvinism is God's reaching down and revealing himself by grace. Plus, an "addiction" is slavery. I don't know if a true Christian is a slave to porn. More than likely they are struggling, which is different.
Sometimes I wonder if those believing in neo-gnosticism (Calvinism) find it harder to keep themselves pure from porn and other gross sins of the flesh due to the fatalism in Calvinism?
It seems to me that one might not be inclined to do their own part if one believes that they can add absolutely nothing to their walk of holiness. Does that make it harder to stay pure I wonder, when folks believe that it's only a matter of Jesus making them pure, instead of understanding and trusting/obeying the scriptural commandment to "keep oneself pure"?
It's an honest question to think about. Maybe some find it difficult to obey the Lord's command to walk in holiness. Would perhaps understanding doctrine in a more Christ-honoring way help us to be separate from the world?
I noticed someone said below that many devout Christians are addicted to porn. Is that the consensus here?
Carl H, Thank you for adding a needed dose of reality. We need to remember "but for grace, I likewise follow". These arguments put Islam on the same level as Christianity and throws grace and humility aside.
That,as the article reads,"...Islamic terrorists being addicted to porn exposes a double standard" -rather,that is consistent for those who devalue humans.People who are into porn have little regard for others,whether it is to exploit them as objects or to physically kill them.I would add that anyone who is into porn,more likely than not,mistreats their spouses.If they have not married yet,they are unsuitable as prospects for marriage unless they completely yield to the Holy Spirit. ...good idea to refrain from any and all lewd or immodest images/people.
Christians have got to quit getting caught on this competition with Islam.
We have the holy scriptures and we have been given hope through salvation and forgiveness in the Messiah Jesus Christ.
And we also know the sin nature of man. It makes perfect sense that men who are given over to violence, living off paychecks from western allies to invade stable countries and destabilize them (leading to the genocide of Christians and regional moslems) that they will be given over in all ways.
Maybe a better way to look at this whole thing is a globalist attempt at a commnst rev? its classic divide and conquer techniques. anyone not notice they do the same thing here with racial issues? they pick cases where those that died were clearly in the wrong, yet ignore actual examples that should be dealt with? causes division among the people. hopefully Christians can see through this and not be drug into it.
Seriously? Why is this article here. Many of them would marry young teens if they had their way (Boku Haram kidnapped teen girls and married them off and look what ISIS is doing to many girls in Iraq and Syria). And a heavenly harem of virgins for martyrs..? And most traditional sources confirm that Mohammed married his third wife Aisha when she was 6 (he wrote the marriage contract) and consummated the marriage when she was 9. He married 10 others and was wed to all 13 at the same time. It seems that porn to these people is just a prelude to the real thing.