Be Sure Your Sin Will Find You Out
I still don't agree with the entire methodology discussed in the previous "Post from the Past" regarding the 3X Ministry, but after watching this local news story tonight, I sat stunned... saddened... and almost in tears. The need for this sin to be stopped is ever increasing.
Seven men were arrested in the small community of Benton, Arkansas recently when the sheriff's department conducted an "internet sex sting". The men were coming to meet someone they thought was a 13 year old girl they met in an online chat room. The "13 year old girl" was an undercover cop.
If you're a parent, you need to watch this and re-evaluate your child's internet usage. (You might also be interested in these resources, ESPECIALLY this story of murdered Greenbrier teen Kacie Woody)
If you're a child, you need to watch this and re-evaluate your internet usage (and see the above resources).
If you're a man (or woman) who is practicing this sin of online pornography - stop. Really - I'm not trying to be funny or insensitive - you must stop. Get help. Call your pastor now. Email me for crying out loud - I'll help you.
And know this: those seven men in that news story...could've be anybody who's ever "dabbled" in the area of online pornography. It's the inevitable result if the sin isn't mortified early on. Don't believe me? I'd encourage you to read Proverbs 5, 6 & 7 and take close notice of the many, MANY different results of sexual sin (see also the end of Romans 1). Sure, it's talking about physical adultery, I understand that. But just replace "adultery" with whatever sexual sin you're struggling with - the principles & consequences still hold true.
Please, don't just sit there. Do something.