Prostitution has been dubbed as one 0f the oldest professions in the world, and the runner up to it must be human trafficking. One of the earliest recorded accounts of human trafficking some 3743 yrs ago comes straight from the Bible and can be found in Genesis 37. Joseph is sold by his brothers to a caravan of Midianites for 20 pieces of silver.
Supporting and funding human trafficking is the last thing that you would associate with many Christians. The church is very vocal on all types of slavery, such as domestic, forced-labour, agriculture, organ-donor and sex work.
But here’s the thing, a simple google search can reveal that up to 70% of men and 30% of women in the church struggle with pornography and it’s right across the board from leadership to the occasional attendee and if you consider the size of the church we’re not talking about a couple of hundred or a mere few thousand men, we’re looking at millions maybe 10 of millions and more.
The Church needs to waken up to the extent of those struggling with pornography or more women will continue to be trafficked into a world of physical violence, psychological torture and sexual exploitation because every time you click onto a pornography website you help boost the ratings.
The Church’s passivity to tackle pornography head on, along with the believer’s refusal to seek out help, may just be the support and encouragement that the human traffickers are depending on.