***INTERNET PORNOGRAPHY HAS DESTROYED MILLIONS OF LIVES.
IT IS NOT HARMLESS
FUN. IT IS NOT SOMETHING TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. SATAN IS NOT PLAYING GAMES.
HE IS SERIOUS ABOUT DESTROYING MARRIAGES, FAMILIES, AND LIVES, AND INTERNET
PORN IS ONE OF HIS GREATEST 21ST CENTURY TOOLS TO ACCOMPLISH THAT.
IT IS NO
ACCIDENT YOU ARE READING THIS TODAY!!!
In one of today's anchor verses from Matthew's Gospel,
Jesus said, "But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has
already committed adultery with her in his heart.
" Several years ago, famed
Criminal Defense Attorney Johnnie Cochran passed away from a brain tumor.
Cochran who will always be remembered as the architect of the defense team
that got O.J.
Simpson acquitted of double murder was as talented a lawyer as
there ever was.
However, even the great Johnnie Cochran could not get you
found "not guilty" of adultery if you are looking at pornography on the
There is no difference in the eyes of God if you meet someone who
is not your spouse and have sex with them in a motel room, or if you sit in
front of your computer and lust after the images of someone who is not your
Some people may not think Internet porn is a big deal.
Let me assure you
that it is a VERY BIG DEAL.
Sadly, I get to see the destroyed lives, the
broken marriages, the damaged children from pornography every single day.
myth is that porn is a male problem.
That may have been the case in the
past, but I can assure you that 50% of the people I deal with daily in
bondage to porn are women.
PORNOGRAPHY DESTROYS LIVES! It is not harmless entertainment.
people to lust which is a sin.
It destroys a person's sexual life as God
intended it to be. It leads people into bondage.
It progresses from
voyeurism to actually living out deviant sexual acts in real life.
Pornography ruins marriages, ruins a person's ability to have a normal,
healthy relationship with someone who they may actually fall in love with
and marry, and worst of all it damages a person's relationship with God.
Porn is a tool satan uses very effectively to "kill, steal, and destroy"
The fact is, pornography on the Internet could be virtually wiped out and
eliminated IF there was a real desire to do so.
Right now, the only
technological tool to fight Internet porn is filtering.
Filtering does NOT
work no matter what the claims those who offer it want to make.
filters too much content or not enough.
As soon as a new filter is offered,
in hours the porn industry has found ways around it.
In addition, most
junior high school children can get around any filter if they want to.
Filtering is as effective as 5 sandbags are in trying to stop a flood.
So how could porn be virtually wiped out and eliminated from the Internet?
You go after the MONEY! Internet porn is a billion dollar a year industry.
Cut off the money, and it ceases to exist.
When someone buys porn on the
Internet the money flows through the banking system, mostly through credit
cards. That money ultimately ends up in someone's bank account.
card companies quit processing porn transactions, if banks quit accepting
money from credit card clearing companies that handle pornography business,
if the government began doing serious investigations into the people and
companies who own the accounts the porn money ends up in, you could put a
HUGE dent in the Internet pornography business overnight.
The other way to shut down Internet porn is by companies that supply
bandwidth, refusing to sell the bandwidth needed to those businesses that
are putting pornography on the Internet.
Also, individual Internet Service
Providers (ISPs) like AOL, Roadrunner, Earthlink, Yahoo, MSN, or whichever
company you use, could block any domain that provided pornographic material.
Now some of you may be saying, if it is that easy why doesn't it happen.
That is a simple answer, MONEY.
Again, Internet porn is a BILLION DOLLAR
industry. It is HUGE business for the credit card companies.
It is HUGE
business for the banks.
It is HUGE business for the companies that sell
bandwidth. It is HUGE business for the ISPs.
I can guarantee you that as
easy as it would be to virtually eliminate all pornography from the Internet
overnight, it will NEVER HAPPEN because there are too many people making too
much money from it!!!
The other avenue to fight this battle is legally.
The problem there however
is gutless politicians with no desire to take on the pornography industry.
Larry Flynt and other powerful people in the porn business have shown in the
past a willingness to go after any politician that opposes them, not to
mention the fact that the porn industry gives lots of money to politicians.
Sadly, going after the entire pornography industry that will take in over 10
billion known dollars this year has not been a priority of the Bush
Administration or of the Attorney General.
Factor in liberal judges around
the country that will give the pornographers favorable rulings when cases
are brought to court, as well as the fact that 40% of Internet porn
originates from other countries, and the chance to stop Internet porn
through the legal system is simply a dream.
I love you and care about you so much.
Let me tell you this,The gospel will
be illegal on the Internet before pornography is! So what is the answer? For
parents, you have got to understand that using the Internet as a babysitter
is like allowing your child to play in the middle of a busy freeway during
rush hour. It is simply an accident waiting to happen.
You MUST be diligent and monitor what sites your child visits, monitor who
they chat with, and sit them down and have open and honest conversations
with them about the dangers of the Internet.
Talk to them about pornography
and why it is a sin.
Talk to them about being careful of who they may "meet"
The better they are trained on the dangers of the Internet,
the better equipped they will be when faced with those dangers.
As for adults who struggle with a bondage to pornography, it is a battle
like any other.
You have got to first be willing to admit you have a
problem, and then turn to the Lord to find the strength and plan to get
victory over your bondage.
This may be a wake up call for many who have this
problem in your life today.
*Listen to me, IT IS NO ACCIDENT YOU ARE READING THIS TODAY, GOD IS SPEAKING
TO YOU, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET VICTORY OVER THIS BATTLE WITH PORN ONCE
AND FOR ALL BEFORE IT DESTROYS YOUR LIFE!
I will be praying for you today.
Praying that you realize what a huge
problem Internet pornography is.
Sadly, because it is such a huge industry
the things that could be done to shut it down will never be done, both from
the technical and legal side.
That is sad because that only means it will
continue to be a growing problem we will have to deal with in our nation.
Now more than ever, the church has got to get serious about this issue.
have got to reach out to those in bondage to porn and help them find
deliverance through Christ.
We have got to continue to warn parents of this
danger so they can train their children to be aware of this trap that can
destroy their lives.
Ultimately, we have got to continue to share with this
lost and hurting world the fact that Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ alone is
Whatever momentary satisfaction may be found in porn, it cannot
compare to the true joy that comes from Christ.
The business world is not going to fight this battle, the politicians are
not going to fight this battle, it is up to the people of God to fight this