For many people today, the concept of hell is outdated. But for those who are interested in what Jesus taught, hell cannot be so easily dismissed. In fact, no other biblical figure speaks about hell more often than Jesus Christ.
At first it might be tempting to conclude that Jesus had nothing to say about pornography; after all that word is found nowhere in the Gospels, or the entire New Testament for that matter. But simply because Jesus did not explicitly refer to pornography in the Gospels does not mean that he had nothing to say about the subject.
One of the most dramatic moments in Jesus’ life is recorded in Matthew 16:13–20. Jesus tells Peter: “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (16:19). So what are the keys of the kingdom?
Matthew 7:1 is probably one of the most quoted verses in our culture. But the verse is usually misused by those who like to throw it around. The standard isn’t about humanity’s views, but about God’s truth.