The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has advised against watching online nudity.
This is coming from the #SilhouetteChallenge that started a few weeks ago which is currently on fire across all social media platforms. This new challenge involves women dancing to Paul Anka’s ‘Put Your Head On My Shoulder’ naked in an erotic way. In series of tweets, Pastor Adeboye warned Christians that they are “quenching the spirit if they think viewing nude photos and videos on social media is okay”. Backing his assertion, he explained that the little window one gives to engage the flesh will strengthen it such that you will always have to go back to those pictures and videos after that time. Pastor Adeboye pleaded with Christians to desist from such act and walk in the spirit all the time. He tweeted;
What are the things that the flesh usually tells you to do? They are listed in Galatians 5:19-21 as you must have earlier read in today’s Bible text. You think that you can view a few pictures or videos on social media where someone is almost nude and it is okay. You are quenching the Spirit. That little window you give to indulge the flesh will strengthen it such that you would find yourself going back to those pictures/videos after that time. The Bible is very clear – don’t ever do anything that will quench the Spirit. Never! Do you know that there are some things that are not sins, but can strengthen the flesh to the point of eventually quenching the Spirit? Examples include not fasting (Psalm 35:13), not being able to abstain from sex even with your legally wedded spouse (1 Corinthians 7:5), not praying (Ephesians 6:18), not studying your Bible (Psalm 119:9-11) and not fellowshipping with the brethren (Hebrews 10:25). From Galatians 5:16, we see that it is necessary to always walk in the Spirit so that you will not fulfil the works of the flesh. If you take a break from spiritual exercises, you will eventually fulfil the works of the flesh; there is no holiday in the spirit realm. “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” – Amos 3:3 I stay far away from sin because I know that God is the only One who can help me to fulfil my destiny and He hates sin. If I offend him and He turns His back on me, I am finished! Joseph knew this, so he did not indulge his flesh at all and he fulfilled God’s plan for his life. My beloved, I am appealing to you from my heart today, walk in the Spirit every day and you will attain God’s plan for your life. What are those things you do that quench the Spirit of God in you? List them and cut yourself off from them today.