Do We As Christians Really Think Ourselves Immune To Pornography?

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This world is so jacked up.

Pornography is rampant IN the church!  And it is not just a guy thing. Women struggle almost as much as men.

Statistically speaking half of all males, both young and old, have either viewed porn or view it regularly. To me that says that half the men IN the church struggle with this in one form or another. And this includes pastors, deacons, bishops, Sunday School teachers, laymen of the church and that young man sitting two pews in front of you.

Statistically one third, and climbing, of woman are in the same situation.

My question is HOW do we deal with the situation when we do not know that there is one.

For me the answer is this:

WE MUST BE REAL!!!

We can no longer walk into church with our little masks on and having everyone believe that we have it all together, while our neighbor, who does not go to church, knows differently.

That is what the world calls being a hypocrite.

The reason we go to church is to worship God who sent His Son Jesus Christ to die an excruciating death on the cross to forgive us of the very sins we are trying to hide. But we should also go to become disciples….to learn how to be a follower of Christ.

The closer we get to God the more we will want things in our lives, that hurt Him, to go away.

The closer we get to God the more righteous and holy we should want to become.

Our daily prayer should be…

Father, break my heart for what breaks yours.

Please understand that a struggle with porn IS not something you should tackle on your own. I tried that and I failed miserably. It was not until I told someone of my situation that change started to take place in my life.

So we MUST get rid of the “I’m fine” mask and speak honestly and openly with our brothers or sisters in Christ.

Confess your faults one to another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16

It does not say to pick and choose which fault to confess…it just says to confess.

So confess dear friend and let the freedom start.

God Bless,

Stu

20 thoughts on “Do We As Christians Really Think Ourselves Immune To Pornography?”

  1. I think shame around sex in general makes it a difficult issue to discuss, especially in a Christian setting. However, the addictive nature of pornography means it can get a grip and develop into something much more serious. It’s so much better to get help in the early stages. I also wish we could make it possible for people to ask for help without feeling stigmatized.

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    1. I agree wholeheartedly! If young people could feel safe within the church to open up when they first realize they look at porn “too much” (of course any is wrong) it could save them from a world they never dreamed they would be in.

      I do have to admit it is better than it was…but nowhere near where it should be or needs to be.

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      1. Yes! The more people who admit to being tempted by porn the easier it is to feel we’re dealing with a very common struggle. And this struggle should not surprise or shock us. The bible actually talks about “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life” ….

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  2. The church is meant to be a hospital, where the sick are delivered and healed. It is shameful that in many church settings, no one deals with the real issues. A number of years ago, I heard that hotels had a surge of pornography on their TVs when a Christian conference was held. We have a sin problem that is swept under the rug. Thankfully, God is exposing it. Judgment begins at the house of God!

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  3. For me going to church meant fellowship and hopeful receiving guidance from a minister who chose to try and be a good example. Unfortunately too many church leaders are weak and fail miserably. The congregations offered little fellowship but more of a competitive ground to flaunt. The strongholds in the church are filled with ego and prestige.

    Fortunately there are people like you Stu who received help and give exemplorary help.

    Soft-porn on the TV which is accessible to children should be stomped out. Who needs this kind of stuff.

    Here where I live it is a huge problem, I have a friend who is Pharmacist and I sat a few times in his Pharmacy, There is a constant queue of men in the evening. My friend said they are all buying viagra, not one of the men were embarrassed or ashamed to buy the viagra in front of me. Society is sick with being conditioned into accepting and following everything against God.

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    1. Nah, they’re not afraid to buy Viagra in from of anyone. They are probably thinking well they know what I’m about to be doing. And not think twice. But there are a lot of married men who do need help in that area from time to time too though.

      Yes, tv has gotten much worse. And it’s because everytime they push the envelope no one speaks up. So they keep pushing it farther and farther across the table. I just pray it doesn’t get pushed off before Christians take a stand and say ok you’ve gone too far!

      Sadly there are a lot of churches like that 😦 Pray for revival!

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