Porn peeping banker busted

 This news article is making the rounds today.

Banker caught on camera looking at porn in the office
“This is the moment a banker is caught looking at topless pictures on his computer as an analyst behind him speaks live to camera. The man was at his desk at Sydney’s Macquarie Bank during a report on interest rates for Channel 7’s Sunrise show. The banker then turns around and realises he has been caught in the act. He sheepishly returns to the charts he should have been studying.  One of the photographs has been identified as Orlando Bloom’s girlfriend, the model Miranda Kerr.”

A colleague comes over to speak to him, and the banker continues to peep at porn while his colleague speaks. Soon enough the colleague notices the porn is visible on the monitor, and leans down to tell his banker friend. The banker turns around with a sheepish look to see for himself and then he turns back, putting up a banker chart and erasing the porn.

At the link above there is a space for reader comment and here are the first comments posted:

Since when were topless girls pornographic?
– Stephen C, London

Our society is so fallen that men looking at naked women is not considered pornographic. When, just fifty years ago, bikinis were a scandal, and 100 years ago, the exposed female ankle was porn. But look at the reply:

Private use is normally fully accepted within reason, but every company (financial and non) that I have worked at has had a no-porn-at-work policy!
– Mark W, London

The reply is ‘please be polite with your porn.’ There’s a proper time and place to view someone’s daughter naked. It’s OK to fill your mind with garbage and defile your marriage at home, just don’t do it at work.

Our society is completely saturated with sexual images. Everywhere we look, from billboards to television to grocery store check out counters, we are bombarded with blatantly sexual pictures. Even selling a cheeseburger these days is accompanied by writhing and licking. Common lingo is now slutburger and MILF. The Internet and cable television have allowed for devastating 24/7 access to pornographic images. And anyone can see that the images have become more brazen, humiliating, and debasing since even the 1970s. As Steve Kroft reported, “One of the biggest cultural changes in the United States over the past 25 years has been the widespread acceptance of sexually explicit material – pornography. In the space of a generation, a product that once was available in the back alleys of big cities has gone corporate, delivered now directly into homes and hotel rooms by some of the biggest companies in the United States.” And by 2003 the porn industry had outpaced the oil industry in profits. Someone is buying all that porn.

Satan wants to debase everything good that God has created. One of God’s foundational creations is marriage. He created sex as an enjoyable activity inside a marriage and as a God-created thing is it good. When it results in a child then the joy multiplies. Marriage was meant to be between a man and a woman, and sex was to be contained within that union only after the union was sanctified in His name and lasting till death do they part. Today, marriage has been debased to the point that it is between any gender and in any number. Sex is something to be enjoyed at any time with anyone, whether married or not.

And now the worst debasement of all, pornography, has pushed the momentum along. Society is crumbling and pornography is the bulldozer crashing into every home. Lust has always been the greatest tool satan has at his disposal. He started right off in the garden. “When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, …” (Gen 3:6). A delight to the eyes…sensuous and tempting.

Christian brother, if you peek at porn at work or in the wee hours at home as a “delight to the eyes”, be aware that you are in agreement with satan and in disagreement with God.

Jesus said: “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Mt 5:28). The Tenth Commandment shows us:

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor” (Exodus 20:17). The word translated “covet” is Hebrew chamad, “desire, delight in.”

You might say, ‘I’m not coveting my neighbor’s wife, I’m just looking at anonymous women.’ Well, who is your neighbor? the legal expert asked Jesus in Luke 10. In reply, Jesus told the parable of the Good Samaritan. “It is the one who has mercy on him.” (Luke 10:37) In effect, Jesus was saying, your neighbor is…everyone. To love God means to show mercy to those in need. A girl posing naked for cameras is surely as in need as the biblical man laying bleeding on the road to Jericho. And yet husbands, brothers, fathers, grandfathers take advantage of her and salivate all over their computer screens at work.

Be Godly. Be merciful. Be a Christian. Porn is of satan, and as Christians, we do not agree with satan. We have the victory, because of Jesus blood. Do not sully Jesus’ sacrifice by diluting his blood with pornographic garbage on your computer screens. Paul says in 2Tim 3:2-5 that “There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…” It is my fervent hope that you love God more than you love godless pleasure. If you are struggling with porn temptations, I pray that you will throw yourself at the cross and ask Jesus to help you overcome this addiction! He WILL! He CAN! He DOES! He is JESUS!