We are all familiar with the term ” a ticking time bomb”. It’s a problematic situation that has the potential to become dangerous or even life-threatening. Something like a volcano that may blow-up in your face at any time. Some ticking time bombs may even be socially manufactured like over-crowded refugee camps, cramped slums, viral outbreaks, mass unemployment and pornography.
When the fuse of the ticking time bomb of pornography was first lit over 60 years ago with the publication of the girlie magazine, nobody could ever have imagined the chaos that was to follow. A few voices did sound off but where quickly ridiculed or largely ignored. Censorship was used as a mild deterrent but in reality it just acted as a delayed fuse to cause maximum damage at the right time.
The greatest power on the face of this earth, the church, once had the power and expertise to defuse the situation but missed its chance and today seems to be over-run with as many as 70% of its men struggling. Today it is giving the impression that it’s either gone lame or has fallen asleep because we are reading nearly every week of clergy in sex abuse cases. If the shepherds have allowed themselves to get caught up in the explosion then what chance do the sheep have.
The bomb has stopped ticking and finally exploded and who is left to clean the mess up. A handful of spirit-led ministries exist and are coping the best they can. The casualty list is growing daily and the task is over-whelming and we are all feeling tired. Speaking for this ministry and on behalf of others who have risen up to the call we would cherish your prayers for strength, protection and guidance in this fight.