Years ago I was at a denominational national meeting and they asked all the pastors to sign commitment cards stating that we would not look at pornography. I didn’t sign the card because as a born again believer I have no desire to look at pornography. And even if I did, the power to stop would not come from my commitment, but from the blood of Jesus Christ.
Too often in religion we are guilty of making sacraments out of religious activities like commitments. I call it “rebuilding altars” or “reestablishing the sacrificial system.” But as the author of Hebrews makes clear in chapter 10, there is only one altar and one sacrifice that matters and that is the altar of the cross where Jesus was sacrificed for all our sins. In doing so, He perfected forever those who put their faith in Him– and you can’t add to perfection!!!