Modern man thinks he does not worship idols, which only proves that he does. How so?
Consider for a moment the current epidemic of pornography. With the advent of the Internet and personalized computers, the pornography industry, put into check somewhat by the morality movement during the 1980’s that led a few national chains to quit carrying obscene material, has returned with a vengeance. Some of the facts:
Estimates are that as many as 200,000 Americans exhibit addictive behavior to pornography, much like a drug user.
The Justice Department estimates that nine of 10 children between the ages of 8 and 16 have been exposed to pornography online.
Two-thirds of the divorce lawyers attending a 2002 meeting of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers said excessive interest in online porn contributed to more than half of the divorces they handled that year.
The pornography industry in the United States alone is a $10-14 billion enterprise.
One of every seven calls received at Focus on the Family’s Pastoral Care Line regards internet pornography. One survey showed that forty percent of pastors had viewed internet obscenity in the last month.
That pornography is a major problem even in the church cannot be denied. What the church must […]