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Monday, August 27, 2012

A message about Porn (no longer just a problem for men...but, yeah, still a problem for men)

Below I've posted a concise and helpful sermon by P.J. Smyth (lead pastor of Godfirst church in Johannesburg, South Africa) about the Porn epidemic that is still running wild amongst Christians - and not just amongst men by the way. A couple summers ago I was speaking with a man who started and runs one of the largest Christian-based rehab centers for addicts of various kinds. He said the most surprising trend that no one knows about is that the majority of addicts amongst 18-22 y. olds are women and not men. I was floored by this revelation. Smyth addresses, in part, why this is the case.

Here are some of the quotes from the message that impacted me:
  • "Every second, $3000 are spent on porn."
  • "Porn is like trying to find out about a Beethoven symphony by listening to someone grunt a few bars."
  • "Porn girls never say 'No.' So that imagery ruins proper relationships."
  • "To Adam, Eve was perfect. She was his standard of beauty. Porn cuts that."
  • "Sex in marriage is so important that the devil does everything to get us into bed before we are married and keep us out of bed when we are."
  • "About 60% of the power of sin dissipates the moment you confess it to someone else."
  • "The gospel and marriage teach us that I am way worse than I thought and way more loved than I thought."
  • "Be a Churchill, not a Chamberlin."
  • "Spending time in God's presence is one of the most underrated ways to deal with sin."




1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this Ps. O. I think it is a topic that many don't want to discuss, face or fess up to. I think it is high time to start talking about the things that are hidden in the dark...

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