Originally posted at:http://www.pornfreedomnow.com/2012/05/21-things-pastors-need-to-know-about.html

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Here some thoughts on what Pastors (and you, too) need to know about pornography.

  • It’s sin. It’s lust. Lust is sin. It’s mental adultery.
  • It’s everywhere. Half the men in your church are likely exposed to it every week, and some of the women too.
  • It’s a ruthless slave driver and traps people in shame and secrecy.
  • NOT talking about it with your people does NOT help them.
  • The porn industry is a dark and twisted place, filled with people with souls whom God deeply loves.
  • People who act in pornographic films are people whom God loves.
  • People who produce pornography are people whom God loves.
  • It does NOT encourage more intimacy in marriage – on the contrary, it destroys it.
  • It is NOT victimless. Broken marriages and shattered lives are all around us as evidence.
  • The internet has exploded the number of porn addicts, offering the three deadly “A’s,” making porn accessible, affordable, and anonymous.
  • Pornography is a drug. It triggers chemicals in the brain that create addictions. It offers a temporary high, followed by a crash into guilt and shame. And one kind of pornography is almost always a gateway into something worse.
  • The younger you are when first exposed, the more susceptible you are to addiction as an adult.
  • Pornography WILL cause you to treat people (especially women) like objects and not living souls.
  • Pornography WILL harden your heart.
  • There is hope.
  • Consumers and producers of pornography can find forgiveness of sin in the blood of Jesus and be made righteous and pure by the saving power of God.
  • Those trapped in pornography addictions can be forgiven of what they’ve entertained themselves with.
  • Breaking the cycle is possible, but extremely difficult, as with any addiction.
  • The cover-up is always worse than the crime.
  • The cost of recovery is high, but the cost of not recovering is much higher.
  • You need help. You need help and accountability, without question.
Comments
  1. Woodson Farrar says:

    I’m so grateful for this blog!

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