by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? – Not everyone is a closet pedophile
Editor’s note: Color me officially frightened. I’m sort of agreeing with Zsuzsanna regarding Ben Seewald’s father stating that anyone would be a molester if they thought there was no consequences and you could totally get away with it. Nope, not so mister. Most of us don’t have those impulses or even if you have impulses like that you surely do not ever act upon them!
In the aftermath of the Duggar meltdown, all the good-thinking Christians who have less common sense than even non-believers (or my chickens for that matter) are falling over themselves pointing out, in various ways, that any and all of us are capable of being a pedophile or other sexual deviant.Speak for yourselves, fools, because that is just not true.Before I go any further, let me repeat and quote myself here, because I am speaking in general terms relating to hard-and-fast reprobates and deviants, not necessarily Josh Duggar: “[…] I am not convinced beyond any doubt that Josh Duggar himself had reached that point of being a reprobate pedophile when he did what he did.”
Take, for instance, the much circulated blog post “Grace Greater Than Our Sin” by Michael Seewald, the father-in-law of Jessa Duggar Seewald.In the paragraph headed “Filthy Rags”, we read this:
Many times it is simply lack of opportunity or fear of consequences that keep us from falling into grievous sin even though our fallen hearts would love to indulge the flesh.By itself, the statement would ring true for many sins and many people. But we are talking pedophilia, molestation, and incest here. No, that is not a desire that even the flesh of an unsaved person wants to indulge in, or what the Bible calls “natural man” (as opposed to spiritual). These sexual deviancies are, as the Bible says, “against nature”.Let me illustrate: every normal man with a pulse has a natural inclination to get satisfaction from looking at women. Eye candy. A godly man will remind himself that to look on a woman to lust after her, even in his heart, is committing adultery in his heart, and will make a point to avert his eyes.But not one, none, not a single, not even one man that is not a complete reprobate, dirty, incorrigible beast beyond the point of no return would ever have to put forth any effort not to feel lust when looking at a child, a next-of-kin, an animal, or someone of the same gender. Guys lust after women, not children, not Fido, and not their male buddy. Unless they are a sexual pervert, which is NOT a part of everyone’s sin nature. That kind of debauchery is a symptom of someone who hates God, does not want to retain God in his/her knowledge, and has been given over to do these acts that go against nature itself.Even the world knows this. We don’t have co-ed prisons so as to not add that level of desire to fornicate. But we don’t just put everyone in solitary. Because only complete perverts are tempted by these things.For Michael Seewald to publicly declare that we are kept from committing these acts through “lack of opportunity or fear of consequences” is as sickening as it is troublesome. Speak for yourself, Mr. Seewald. Most of us were never tempted by so reprobate a sin.