Posted by: Derek Guyer | June 20, 2008

Pornography & The Home


I was given the link to Family Safe Media recently, where they’re sharing a list of compiled statistics on pornography. Check this out:

  • Every second 28,258 viewers are looking at pornography
  • There are a total of 4.2 million pornographic sites (12% of total websites)
  • 68 million pornographic search engine requests (25% of total search engine requests)
  • 20%  of men admitting to accessing pornography at work 
  • Promise Keeper men who viewed pornography in last week 53%
  • Christians who said pornography is a major problem in the home 44%

It’s startling to read through those statistics, isn’t it? Take some time to go read through the rest of them, and you’ll see a tremendous amount of frightening information about the porn industry. Satan is reeking havoc in Christian homes all over the world through this closet monster, and we’re doing way too little about it. The home is under attack.

Husbands, what are you doing to stop the fall of your home? What are you doing to love your wives and Flee sexual immorality? Are you hiding something from your wife? If so, maybe it’s time to lay it on the table. “Honor God with your body.” Start fighting the good fight.

Wives, what are you doing to stop the fall of your home? Are you with-holding yourself from your husband when he desperately wants to be devoted to you and you alone? If so, maybe it’s time for you to give him more. Paul says, do not withhold sex “without mutual consent“. How can you help take that pressure off of your husband?

The home can not and will not rise until we take issues like pornography seriously. What are you gonna do about it?

“As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

Joshua 24:15

 


Responses

  1. Thanks for keeping it real on this subject, Derek. I will second the importance of a woman’s part in helping her husband in this area–a hearty “AMEN” to your suggestion!

    God bless,
    Cindy

  2. “Mounties have laid child pornography charges against a man after suspicious photos were found on the Eden Valley reserve. On June 13, a teacher at Chief Jacob Bearspaw school on the reserve discovered several dozen “questionable” photos near a printer and alerted the principal, who called police, said Turner Valley RCMP Sgt. Jim Ross. After a subsequent, and assistance from the Southern Alberta Integrated Child Exploitation Team, police discovered evidence of alleged child exploitation and arrested a 42-year-old man on Friday. Leon Rider of Eden Valley, who works at the school, was charged with sexual interference, possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography, and voyeurism, Ross said. ” http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2008/06/24/5968771-sun.html

    1 Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he. may devour: whom resist steadfast in the faith” and do note this our personal active, continual steadfast resistance is always still required to the devil, at all times. Don’t open any doors at all for the devil. The devil is seeking for any crack he can crawl through in your life.

    All alleged sexual Child exploitation, or any alleged even sexual abuses are next as my father terms them as “unacceptable fantasies” tend to start in the mind, the person has temptations that he or she next falsely believe they have to act them out.. sadly it is undeniable that magazines and the internet do make such temptations by movies, pictures too readily available for anyone, adults included too but firstly all abuses, including sexual, or verbal, physical. bullying, slandering, are firstly unacceptable, even of all children, adults, all male and female, and even all animals now too. I have noted that any persons who can readily abuse a cat or dog will next too readily abuse a child, any person as well. Sadly these abuses and many other such as drugs, alcoholism, gambling, now have clearly all been increasing not decreasing

    For we do not wrestle (not only) against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).

    Every person in life, of any age has an real, big, continual enemy for a start. Regardless of whether you realize it, Satan has targeted you as a victim. Although unseen by the natural eye, this adversary still is not imaginary nor a mythological character. Satan, the Devil, is a real person… a spirit being, with intelligence, tangible characteristics, and whose incessant goal and ambition is to “steal, kill, and destroy” for the devil aggressively searches for weakness in our life, hoping to devour us with deception, temptation, or oppression. Somewhere in the shadows, he and his forces lurk, waiting, planning for the moment they will strike when you’re likely the weakest too. His method of operation is almost initially always “undercover.” but he will next use a real person to do his dirty work if he cannot succeed. Anyone denying his existence, or remaining ignorant of his reality, and his method of operations now, is rather also helping him, the devil in his goals towards us, goals of also closing all of our relationships, communications with God himself. Subtly, he even does manipulates hindering circumstances and inspires evil thoughts, false dreams, or all temptations, even disguising his activities behind the shroud of people or things around us.

    The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I (Jesus) came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it [a]overflows). (John 10:10)

    When Jesus gave his life on the cross as the sacrifice for the personal sins of the whole world, He also provided the redemption for us from Satan’s power and dominion over us. “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it” (Col. 2:15). “…For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8). We can Praise God! Satan now really is already a defeated enemy! His legal authority over any of us was neutralized by the finished work of Christ on the cross.

    While we all are human, weak, sinful, in the flesh, the good news is why the Devil is described “like” a “roaring lion,” in reality he has no actual authority over you if you do not let him. You can use your authority in Jesus Christ to continually, daily tell him the devil to cease, to dissolve, to depart, go away, disappear and he next has to do that and will. Do not give into his temptations because he next will only give you more of them too.

    (Col 3:5) Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. 8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

    Personal active resistance to the devil and his ways, works is still best personal thing still too.

    But it would be futile to order Satan’s departure if we leave the door wide open for him to flourish. The Bible tells us to not “give place” for the Devil (Eph. 4:27). That is, provide no area of your life where Satan can be comfortable or establish strongholds.

    The enemy can always be found working in those who entertain sin, disobedience, rebellion or a self-willed nature. Unforgiveness toward others is another area which Satan flourishes (2 Cor. 2:11). Furthermore, any area of your life which is not submitted to God is considered open territory to the Devil, and he has the right to bring his expanding influence to those areas.

    This is why the scripture says, “…submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). The only way to actually resist Satan is to submit yourself fully to God. This was what Jesus was referring to when He said, “…the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me” (John 14:30). Jesus had submitted himself to God, and although the Devil would try Him, there was nothing for the Devil to use to gain an advantage.

    Rejoice Christian! God is in you, and YOU have been given power over the Devil! By submitting to God, and exercising your authority in the name of Jesus, you are more powerful than the enemy. “…He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).

    (Gal 5:19 KJV) Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.


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