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At Least 50% of Christian Men Are Viewing Porn


According to a survey, 'Fifty percent of Christian men and twenty percent of Christian women report being regular viewers to pornography. Fifty-one percent of pastors say cyber porn is a possible temptation, 37 percent of pastors say it is a current struggle and of the Promise Keepers attendees, one of the largest Christian men’s conferences in the U.S., 53 percent admitted to viewing pornography regularly.'


These alarming figures highlight that we need to be on guard. This is a war. FIRSTLY, we can’t be in a sense of denial or have confidence in our own flesh. Whether it’s temptation to view porn, adultery in the flesh or in the mind, Christians need to take responsibility and take a stand against this spiritual cancer that is spreading at a phenomenal rate.


BUT THERE IS GOOD NEWS!


Weakness in the area of sexual temptation should not lead us into the temptation of trying harder, but should lead us to the foot of the cross.


We want to see marriages saved, families restored, and people healed from crippling sexual habits or addictions. Christians are not immune to sexual sin and the church needs to respond in ways that offer people healing and restoration in an environment that does not condemn, but offers real hope in a real Saviour.


Today, we are in a better covenant with better promises, but the great promise of Scripture is not that our “flesh” will get better, but that God can bring about great internal change despite our rebellious nature. He does so, not by enforcing an external code of conduct, but by implanting a new internal drive in His people, what the Bible calls a “new heart.”


Just as sure as pornography stirs up lustful cravings in a man or woman, the Holy Spirit is a source of new, holy cravings. According to Galatians 5:24-25, we must walk according to the spirit, not the flesh.


‘Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.’


Standing tall means getting down on our knees first and recognising that we cannot be overcomers by our own strength, but in His, after all, God promises that ‘My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ (2 Cor 12:9)


Every man needs to know how to protect his marriage and family against this relentless and militant assault from the enemy.


-- By Judah Ayling