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THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON PORN

WEBPAGE ADMINISTRATOR  Just a few short notes to accompany this article; Please refer to the cover picture for the (Brain Scans). God has stated in his word that we are “Once saved, Always saved”, and God never takes away a gift that he gives us; But God also hates sin; Even though we are in Jesus Christ, and Jesus sacrifice on the cross has taken away our sins, we can still permeate our soul, and cause immense “damage” to our relationship with Jesus, and our prayer life by continually sinning, additionally we can also lose many of our rewards in heaven by not adhering to God’s commandments and staying clear of “SIN”.

We are all guilty of sin, “and that includes me”, and one of the most damaging sins is pornography, which is currently “massively” prevalent in the Church of Jesus Christ today. The Rapture of the Church is very near, (At the door). It is time to take stock of our sins, especially the sin related to porn, and follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ our King and Saviour.

Matt. 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Likewise Homosexuality is also scripturally wrong and an abomination to God

Rom. 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

Rom. 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet

Jesus has promised us a great future (for eternity), it is time to put of the old, and put on the armour of God, and bury our sins for eternity. He is coming quickly.

Eph. 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Eph. 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand

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http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1897 – By Carol Archebelle/Kingdomworks

Looking at brain scans, it’s easy to see. (see caption picture)

The brain of a porn addict looks similar to – and perhaps even worse than – a drug addict’s.

A normal brain has the topography of a beach ball… nice and smooth. In stark contrast is the Swiss-cheese-like surface of a porn addict’s brain.

It’s shocking and scary, but the good news is that the damage can be reversed.

To understand why this happens – and how to fix it – we need to understand just a little bit about the brain.

Who’s in Charge?

The CEO of your brain is the prefrontal cortex. It is the top front portion of your brain and, though it may be smaller in size, it really runs the show. It is responsible for good decision making, impulse control, planning, and other complex functions befitting its executive position… and it’s not fully formed until the age of 25.

On the brain scans of porn addicts, the prefrontal cortex looks diminished – much like a deflated tire.

By watching porn, this person has bypassed their CEO many times to go straight to “I want to feel good.”

That “feel good” portion of your brain would be your limbic system.

This is why an addict will do things they never thought they would, because their higher reasoning takes a back seat and the limbic system takes over. 

Operating on Automatic: Our Limbic System

Our limbic system is housed in a lower section of the brain.

It’s our survival system – where we act on impulse to jump out of the way of an oncoming train, for instance. Dodging certain death is an automatic reaction that we don’t have to think about.

Because one of its purposes is to keep us alive, the limbic system can overpower the prefrontal cortex.

This is great when facing a dangerous situation. It’s not so great when it’s been bypassed on a daily basis to do something our CEO would put a stop to… and watching porn fits that bill.

The Delicate Balance

Your limbic system acts as the gas pedal, while your prefrontal cortex is the brakes. Even in a normal situation, the limbic system can override the prefrontal cortex.

Dr. Ted Roberts, former Marine Fighter Pilot, pastor, and host of the Conquer Series, a cinematic DVD series that helps men break free from porn explains it this way:

“Your brain is like a Ferrari with bicycle brakes.”

Watching porn repeatedly is strengthening the limbic system pathways to unhealthy behavior, ignoring your CEO in process. And like a muscle that hasn’t been used, the prefrontal cortex will atrophy. This makes us even more impulsive and less “in control” of our behavior.

With a regular porn user, their ability to control their behavior has lessened considerably, and they are much more driven to act out again and again on impulse.

In a perfect storm situation for those who use porn: The limbic system is also where memories are formed and pleasure registers. So even seeing the computer or the phone used to view porn in the past can be a trigger to watch porn again.

All told, you end up with a brain that is highly overactive in some places and woefully underactive in others. Your brain isn’t functioning normally.

Thankfully, there is a way to get back to normal.

This is not an excuse for those in the midst of addiction, but understanding the battle they are up against is a critical step in recovery. 

Restrain or Retrain Your Brain?

Many people treat porn addiction like a willpower issue.

“Just stop watching,” they’ll say. Or, “All you need to do is put a porn blocker on your phone.”

Unfortunately, it’s not that easy.

Dr. Roberts admonishes, “Trying to defeat your addiction on your own is like trying to do brain surgery on yourself!” Don’t try that at home… or anywhere else for that matter.

You really need to understand how you got here in order to get to where you want to be.

You can retrain your brain to healthy, God-intended sexuality. Freedom from porn can be found with a reprogramming of the limbic system.

It’s a process, but it works.

“Prior to 1990, we were under the assumption that the brain never changed,” Dr. Roberts reveals in the Conquer Series. “You were born with a certain number of neurons, you died with those neurons. Then we discovered neurogenesis.”

Neurogenesis tells us that the brain is constantly changing. It’s continually making new connections, giving birth to new neurons on a moment-by-moment basis.

What this mean is, just as your brain “molded” in response to pornography, it can “re-mold” in response to healthy sexuality.

The Conquer Series can walk you through that process.

This powerful DVD series offers proven strategies and daily practical tools to conquer pornography and find freedom. You can join the 450,000 men in 65 countries who have learned to move beyond “not watching porn” to start living a transformed life…  order the Conquer Series today!

Matt. 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart

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