Is The Church Alive?
God’s Church today is being raped and pillaged by an invasion of Pornography and sexual impurity. There are alarming levels of promiscuity among those who call themselves believers of Jesus Christ. So many Christians are totally oblivious to the spreading epidemic of pornography in the Body of Christ today, but they shouldn’t be, since it occurs in the church as much as the world.
– The last taboo –
When it comes to pornography and sexual immorality, the church is a lazy sleeping giant. Church leaders need to be more aware and open to what men and women are struggling with today. Do they honestly believe that this problem is only happening in the denomination down the road or across the other side of the world? Or perhaps if they leave it alone long enough it just might go away by itself! Do they really care? Because that seems to be the message that they are putting out. The church has done well in addressing and highlighting many issues over the past like poverty, slavery, domestic violence, broken homes, divorce, unmarried/single mothers, alcoholic and drug addictions, etc. But there is still a taboo surrounding the subject of the sexually broken within the Body of Christ. It’s sad to think that there are millions of believers caught up in pornography yet so little being done to help. Why are we happy putting up with a Church that isn’t prepared to face up to the fact that pornography, along with sexual immorality, equals sexual brokenness with in the body of Christ?
We’ve all sat in church pouring out our sympathy and compassion as we have listened to the testimony of the alcoholic and drug addict, and rightly so, these are life destroying addictions, but the moment a guy stands up to talk about pornography, compulsive masturbation WELL that’s another story. You see most of the condemnation is coming from within the church. Satan also knows that every Kingdom divided against itself is laid waste and no house divided against itself will stand Matt 12: 25.
– Is Pornography Satan’s Trojan horse within the Church? –
We all know that it’s here, we can see and feel it’s effect all round us, but we are all too afraid to stand up too it in case it exposes what we’ve been up too.
We know what happens in the world, Satan has them were he wants them, deceived and blinded under the influence of his global media empire. His message is attacking Gods values every day.
Satan especially likes to pervert sex because sex was intended for marriage only. Marriage was the first institution God created and it is the cornerstone of society. God says the marriage bed is to be honoured and not to be defiled Heb 13:4 so Satan has gone all out to completely destroy marriage and pervert sex.
The world is throwing this filth in our faces every day, deceiving us into believing that it’s no big deal, it’s all harmless fun – we’re supposed to be modern men – we can handle it, but the moment we resist and repent, stand up and cry out for the millionth time “no more!! ” where do we go from there? Where is the church to be found in all of this? Where is the help? Where is the understanding, the support, the accountability, the compassion, the hope, the guidance, the restoration, the Church? WHERE IS IT?????
Instead we end up going faithfully to a church that’s almost divided and exploited because of its laziness/ ignorance. Has got its head stuck firmly in the sand and that’s pretty ill-equipped to tackle this problem head on, taking advice from leaders; who aren’t themselves totally pure or properly equipped for this battle. Why do we end up running the gauntlet and listening to the double standards of the holier than thou brigade as they ridicule a Pastor or brother who has fallen into this area of sexual sin? Putting up with a chorus of pervert, filthy beast, dirty old man and the rest of the taunts that we have all cringed to, whilst trying to give the impression that there’s nothing going on in our own lives. Why is the Christian Army the only army who shoot their wounded?
John 8 v 7 – he that is without sin among you let him first cast the stone.
– Pornography doesn’t discriminate –
We shouldn’t be surprised at the attacks of the enemy. Scripture has pre-warned us about this invasion in the last days. Rev 12 :15 The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman to sweep her away with a flood. Who cannot deny that pornography has come in like a tsunami upon society and especially against the church in these last days, sweeping away men and their families, Pastors, Church leaders, Sunday school teachers, Worship leaders and anything else that gets in its way?
We can all remember the aftermath of the damage caused by the tsunami in Japan. What sort of damage is the wave of pornography leaving behind on a more personal level? 47% of families in the U.S. claim that pornography is a problem in the home and now pornography seems to be a contributing factor in divorce.
Is it any wonder that Satan is mocking the body of Christ? All this destruction is happening during a time of unparalleled church growth. So while mass evangelism is bringing people in through the front door, the evil one is dragging them out the back door through impurity. The Church must do something. This problem can’t go on any longer unnoticed and unchecked, there needs to be greater awareness to the struggles that men and women are facing and keeping in secret. Church needs to waken up to the extent and severity of this problem and rise up to meet it. Who gets the shame and blame when a Christian is exposed in sexual immorality? We carry and represent the name of Jesus.
When was the last time you heard a service preached on a Sunday morning about the elephant sitting in the pew? I mean that this issue is so big it’s a wonder how it has went so long without being noticed or more importantly challenged.
In fact over 40% of church goers want to hear more of this topic in church.
There is no point getting upset at another pastor falling into sin, if we choose to refuse and even acknowledge that there is a problem. We have to be praying for our leaders and sharing in each other’s burden. Pornography doesn’t discriminate, it isn’t prejudice, it doesn’t care if you are Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Brethren, Anglican, Non-Denominational, Catholic – it has the welcome mat out for everybody. We must get out of our camp’s lay aside our doctrines and show a united front against this unholy crusade that the body of Christ is experiencing. Click here to go to Is the Church Alive prayer
Gen 3x – Overcoming Pornography
“Hear, O Israel, Ye Approach This Day Unto Battle Against Your Enemies: Let Not Your Hearts Faint, Fear Not, And Do Not Tremble, Neither Be Ye Terrified Because Of Them. “Deuteronomy 20v3