by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – The Challenge
Editor’s note: Michael is at it again, making outrageous claims about how the church is now a cess pit when 15 years ago only 1% of the members were hentai-loving. I do not know where he is getting his statistics but that 1% of regular porn consumers is bound to be way way off. I knew guys twenty years ago in the church struggling with serious porn issues, this is not some recent thing that Michael can use to shill his addiction series. And yes, there was child molestation and incest in families, yes, even ‘Good Christian’ families much earlier than he states too. Too bad “Back to the Future” Delorean time machine isn’t real or we could just sent Mr. Pearl back to observe what the actual reality in the times he’s waxing nostalgic about.
There was a time that if a man was 10 minutes late getting home from work an explanation was expected; today men retreat to rooms with closed doors and take trips to Bangkok, Thailand or the skin joints of New Orleans. Fifteen years ago less than 1% of men used pornography. Today, according to recent polls by Christian ministries, more than half of the professing Christians “use pornography” regularly. Preachers who would have been too proud to have ever gone to a porn shop, can now go to the worst joints in the world, knowing they are absolutely secure against accusing eyes. How can this ministry help parents train up their children in the way they should go when fathers are racing toward hell through fiber optic cables?
There is an epidemic. The churches are either dead or alive with lust. No Greater Joy Ministries receives hundreds of letters every month. Eight years ago we never got letters that confessed that pornography was a problem. But over the last three or four years, an increasingly large percentage of our mail reveals that fathers are shutting out the family and shutting themselves in to cyberspace. Marriages are failing and fathers are molesting their daughters. Young sons are finding their way on the web and practicing on their sisters.
Preachers are silent. When they do speak out against the sins of digital Sodom, you would think the sins were nothing worse than gluttony or laziness. “Christian” counselors are practicing therapy on porno addicts—helping them “work through” their “addictions.” In just a few short years the church has accepted pornography and child molesting into its lists of “christian” sins. Thus the sins of Sodom have been normalized in the “christian” church. This sin is so pervasive in our society that if all the child molesters were arrested on Friday night, there wouldn’t be enough people show up for work on Monday to operate the country. Prisons that now have 1,000 inmates would have 100,000.
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