I am very disturbed. (I know, I know. So what's new? you're asking.)
I've been doing a lot of reading and research on the issue of PORNOGRAPHY in the church. It is rampant!
Please take a moment to consider the following and see if this makes any kind of sense at all. According to the latest Pew Research, 78.4% of all Americans identify themselves as Christians. A study conducted by Christianet found that 60% of all Christian men "struggle" with pornography; 50% of all Christian men admit to being addicted to it! 35% of all Christian women "struggle" with pornography and 20% admit to being addicted.
It goes further than the "pews." 37% of the pastors surveyed admitted to being addicted to pornography!
What the .............???!!!!!!!!!
In the New Testament, the word porniea occurs twenty six times. It is translated as "fornication" or "sexual immorality." It's consistent use is to set it aside as a SIN! Porniea is the root word for the English word, pornography!
Ok. Now, let's do some simple math. The population of the United States is 315 million. 78.4% of that is 252 million (give or take a couple hundred thousand :-)). Men make up 48% of the total; women, 52%. For easy math, let's just say 50/50, ok? 126 million each gender. 60% of males = 75.6 million. 35% of females = 44 million.
So, just among those individuals who attend church on a regular basis there are 119.6 million pornography addicts!
My, oh, my.
It's time to Stomp Out Pornography (St.O.P.)within the church and continue the battle onto the streets in a "new/different" sexual revolution -- one of SEXUAL PURITY!!!