by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – More of Sodom
Editor’s note: This poor man who is struggling with pornography wrote Mr. Pearl for help. The answer? Claiming that everyone that struggles with some sort of weakness or addiction is merely sinfully selfish and unwilling to repent. Even counseling is considered not right by Pearl. He really never misses an opportunity to openly disparage others does he? He doesn’t mention depression or mental disturbances but it’s likely he thinks they stem from sin too. This just breaks my heart after having been around people much of my life struggling with addictions.
You don’t need to talk to anyone. You don’t need help. You don’t need prayer. You need to repent. Nearly every porno freak to whom I have spoken has expressed a desire to be free from his addiction. The same is true of alcoholics and dopeheads. I have spoken with prostitutes and Sodomites. They all say the same thing. They are miserable; life is a disappointment. They know they are in trouble. They want to quit very badly, but they are “so dependent on it.” I have seen them cry, swear they will never do it again, and then go right back. They will confess their sins, ask for special prayer, let you cast the devils out of them, and then crawl back to their sin. Many professing Christians, preachers and priests included, are caught in a web of debauchery.
I said you don’t need to talk to anyone, because no one can help you. You don’t have an emotional problem that you need to “work through.” You don’t need affirmation or understanding. Yours is not a failure of information. You are a sinner, living after the flesh, and you are dead in trespasses and sins. No counselor can help you deal with your sin.
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