Pastors and elders, what about posting these verses above your computer screen to help with temptation?
Then he said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the dark, each in his room of pictures? For they say, ‘The Lord does not see us, the Lord has forsaken the land.’” He said also to me, “You will see still greater abominations that they commit.” -Ezekiel 8:12-13 (ESV)
These “pictures” of which the angel speaks to Ezekiel come from a word that can be translated “idols” (NKJV), “imagery” (KJV), or “carved images” (NASB). Be warned. Acts of private unfaithfulness with pictures will lead to greater public abominations with people. Jesus said it would be so – see Luke 12:2-3.
Note: This post was generated by this sad story at Tim Challies and by a comment offered there.