Got Porn?

Pornography. XXX. Girlie Movies. Porn. Erotica.

Our society has lots of words for the sexually explicit material that invades our computers, DVD players, smart phones, tablets, coffee tables and night stand drawers. I believe that if I went to a shopping mall and started asking teens and adults their thoughts on pornoghapy, the majority of people would say something like, “I don’t think porn is a real problem unless you let it rule your life. The people in those videos want to be there.” There was a time in my life when I would have said the exact same thing, but I learned the truth. I don’t believe that lie anymore.

Pornography is a problem, a BIG problem. Don’t believe me? Check out these statistics…

Are you conviced now? No? I just finished reading a letter from a young man describing his experience with pornography as a high school student. He makes several startaling statements… “I was addicted as soon as I started watching.”, “I looked at all women around me in inappropriate ways all the time and craved sexual encounters with them.” and “I would have eventually turned into a complete monster only wanting sexual stimulation in life and having no other gains.” He chose porn over is family and friends time and time again. It completely consumed his young life, for THREE years! His statements have to get under your skin regardless if you are a follower of Jesus or not. He goes on to share with us how that addiction was broke. Jesus. Yes, Jesus. That’s it. Jesus. A friend invited him to youth group. He didn’t even know what youth group was, but he went. There he learned about Jesus, and grace, and forgiveness, and self worth.

What if I told you that pornography fuels the trafficking of millions of girls and boys between the ages of 12 and 17 each year? These children are raped 12+ times each and every day to help men and women live out their fantasies, meet their unrealistic expectations and quell their sexual desires. These fantasies, unrealistic expectations and intense sexual desires more often than not come from viewing pornography. This happens in small town Indiana, Thailand and everywhere in between.

We need to see the truth. Pornography isn’t a victimless crime. The men and women who view it are victims. The people being viewed are victims. The human beings being trafficked for the sex trade to accommodate the desires of the viewers are victims. We need a change of heart. We need Jesus.

Are you with me now? Want to help? HOPE61 seeks to prevent human trafficking. We believe that reducing the demand plays a big role in that. Without a demand for a product, there is no need to supply that product. If pornography usage dwindles, so will demand for children to rape. Matthew 6:22-23 says, “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” We want everyone to live in the light.  We want to end human trafficking! We want to share Jesus with everyone! We want to share His truth!  What do you want?  Will you shout the truth from the rooftops, share it with your friends? Or will you continue to live in the darkness?

You can contact us at HOPE61info@onemissionsociety.org or view our website www.onemissionsociety.org/hope61
Do you know someone who is struggling with a pornography addiction? Share this website with them www.covenanteyes.com

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