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Father, we pray that You would purge our churches of pornography. Encourage sexual purity in each and every believer, Lord.

Shocking numbers of churchgoers, even women and pastors, regularly look at porn. What does this mean for the church, and how can we fix this?

From Mission Frontiers. Statistics reveal that the increase in the amount and reach of pornography cannot be ignored. But it is not just a problem affecting men. Women, teenagers and children are also being caught in the web of pornography at alarming rates. …

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What The Numbers Show

The research studies, primarily by the Barna Group and Covenant Eyes, reveal that initial exposure to porn begins in childhood and progresses. …

1. Over 40 million Americans are regular visitors to porn sites. The average visit lasts 6 minutes and 29 seconds
2. There are around 42 million porn websites, which totals around 370 million pages of porn.
3. The porn industry’s annual revenue is more than the NFL, NBA, and MLB combined. …
4. 47% of families in the United States reported that pornography is a problem in their home. Pornography use increases the marital infidelity rate by more than 300%.
5. 11 is the average age that a child is first exposed to porn, and 94% of children will see porn by the age of 14.
6. 56% of American divorces involve one party having an “obsessive interest” in pornographic websites.
7. 70% of Christian youth pastors report that they have had at least one teen come to them for help in dealing with pornography in the past 12 months.
8. 68% of church-going men and over 50% of pastors view porn on a regular basis. Of young Christian adults 18-24 years old, 76% actively search for porn.
9. 59% of pastors said that married men seek their help for porn use.
10. 33% of women aged 25 and under search for porn at least once per month.
11. Only 13% of self-identified Christian women say they never watch porn—87% of Christian women have watched porn.
12. 55% of married men and 25% of married women say they watch porn at least once a month.
13. 57% of pastors say porn addiction is the most damaging issue in their congregation. 69% say porn has adversely impacted the church.

So What Should We Do?

These statistics can be overwhelming. The fact that pornography has such a tight grip on our society does not mean the Church is helpless to fight against it. Instead, Christian leaders must stand up and lead their churches through the battle. …

How are you praying against pornography? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Excerpt from Mission Frontiers. Photo Credit: Canva)

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John-Mark Unsworth
September 14, 2022

“68% of church-going men and over 50% of pastors view porn on a regular basis”

If you are a Christian, and if this didn’t shock you, then you may want to read it again.

“For the desire of the flesh is against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh”

Darlene Estlow
September 13, 2022

Father bring deliverance and repentance to your church. May we walk in holiness and purity.

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Ed
September 11, 2022

Intimacy with God is a holy thing. We were meant to incorporate each other in to each other. That mystery is further demonstrated in the covenant of marriage. Marriage is not just any paper agreement. It is an irrevocable old school, ancient, Old Testament pact between two parties, which can only be broken who specific acts are committed.
When children are exposed to porn, it’s for the long play, first destroying self esteem, then feeding doubt/guilt/fear, which makes a fearsome roar-thanks to the megaphone it carries, for it knows that He Whose voice is like that of many waters can squash it for the bug it is with a Word.
The purpose of pornography is three fold; be separated from Father, be separated from our true selves which is only evident in Jesus, and to fill the wide road that leads to destruction.
In Ezekiel 8 God tells him to look what church leaders were doing behind the wall. Notice that the nations driven out before Israel were doing those horrible acts that God forbade and still forbids.
Pornography triggers to dopamine receptors and the more depraved we get the further we leave God behind, opting instead for pain and depression in the absence of depravity. It’s no different than being addicted to church without having a relationship with King Jesus. We crave the crowd just like we crave the erotic excitement that God built in us for each other.
Married couples are to come together often. That means we must explore our spouses and see what he or she likes in the bedroom.
Pornography is a business that thrives on flesh. How do we know if those actors are really actors and not “bred” to become sacrifices in temple prostitution? Yes, some adults get in it for the love of money. There’s a verse for that, too.
But, here’s the thing, when Jesus cast evil spirits out of people, He never, ever said, “that’s what you get for playing around with baal, ashtoreth, or any of the others. No, He loved the people and the spirits’ pucker factors were 10 because of Jesus.
So, now, we must understand that we are in control of our minds, but need delivery for our spirits, which are our real selves.
Many of us are victims of pornography which was presented to us after decades of molestation.
The simple answer is that “we need Jesus.” The right answer is that we must be saved, that God has power to bring down (destroy) strongholds and principalities.
But, what about “self love.” Watching someone else sending herself or himself to hell for our satisfaction is not self love. That is self-ishness.
So, how do I break the spell of porn over my life?
You have to want to. It is hard to forget the feeling of sexual desire. Proverbs tells us not to awaken it (there are several meanings to the verses), Jesus says leading children to sin will make Him take sides; the victim and the one who ensnares her or him. He created both, yet He says it would be better for one to wear a millstone necklace and go for a one way swim.
I’ll leave you with this; pornography is a brutal, uncaring soul destroyer which has an appetite for the innocent, not any different than sacrificing children for demons.
Father, in Jesus name, come against the pornography industry. Rebuke, bind, cast down, expose and expel this from our land, for now it is in our schools. We have been silent too long and we want You to be our God again. Please. Amen.

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Bobhuseby
September 11, 2022

Wow, amazing stats!! After all – our sex life is private, personal and our habits for sexual health effects only ourselves- right? …Wrong !!! Porn is used by Satan to perpetuate our humanness. If we are feeding th flesh we have removed ourselves from the spiritual battle that is raging in our world this very minute. If we are feeding th flesh we hv asked Satan to “ show me what you got”.
Hey y’all !! Do not lay down your arms for this.. correct, Godly sex is better anyway. Every second we are engrossed in anything that’s not of GOD is sin.. simple as that …
Gal. 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live yet not I but Christ liveth within me. This life I now live in th flesh I live by faith in th one who saved me and gave himself for me.
Isa 26:3 thou will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusts in thee.
Father do not let us rationalize our humanness. It’s either -of you-or it’s not.
In our savior and redeemers name we pray.. Amen

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Mildred Hall
September 11, 2022

My sinful habit was different but it is the same principle. I was so religious but Jesus could not help me until I admitted I had never been born again in a salvation experience from Heaven with the witness of the Spirit on the cleansing blood of Jesus. He helped me to hate my sin the way He hates it knowing it’s my sin that crucified Jesus. I had to keep praying until I knew I was truly born again. Even if you are a pastor, humble yourself and repent with all your heart.

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