When we go to funerals, what is the atmosphere like? It could go either way. For believers, there may be some grieving, heartache, but there is also rejoicing. Rejoicing in the fact that the one who passed on, is present with the Lord. On the contrary, for unbelievers, it's a nightmare. Weeping, sobbing uncontrollably, anxiety, depression fills the atmosphere. Hope has been sucked out, like life in the body that lays before swollen eyes. See the contrast between the two?
On December 5th, 2017, a porn star hanged herself in a public park, 20 minutes from her home.. Another image bearer of God is gone and I wonder how many times her videos have been played since. It's sick to think of, isn't it? You're probably thinking, "why would someone view porn videos of a person who is dead?" "where is the sympathy?" "That is sick and twisted!" This thinking process is valid. But let me ask you, do you think when you view porn online with people who are alive physically is better? No, it's not. You are essentially viewing funerals of spiritually dead people.
Ephesians 2:1a says, "And you were dead in your trespasses and sins." Spiritually dead people who are taking something sacred, which is the marriage bed, and defiling it right before your eyes for your pleasure. "Where is the sympathy?" The passing of this porn star should be a wake up call for anyone who is still caught in the confines of porn. Every time someone clicks on porn, they are essentially opening a casket of a lost, spiritually dead soul and viewing it for their own selfish pleasure [click-to-tweet].
"For the wages of sin is death" Romans 6:23a. Death, physically and spiritually. This is the sad reality of those who are not in Christ. John 14:6, says "Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." If this porn star who committed suicide last week did not turn from her sin and put her faith in Jesus Christ, to put it bluntly, died in her sin. I will not make that certain judgement because I did not know her personally, but this is the standard for everyone. This should be a sobering reminder for believers and if you are an unbeliever, this should be eye opening moment.
This is a wake up call for anyone reading this. That porn star we view on our screens are lost souls who need the love of Christ, not our lust. They need the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Spirit of God to "remove the heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh" Ezekiel 36:26. Until that day, believers, we must forsake the sin of lust and turn back to Christ who is the end-all-be-all. We must pray for these porn stars who are trapped in this industry. We must stop viewing open caskets of spiritually dead, and lost souls, and we must get down on our knees and pray for them. No one is out of reach for our God. He is the Alpha and Omega, no one is too far gone for Him. Close the caskets, beloved, and start praying for Lazarus moments in the porn industry.