The Weed of Porn Bears Bitter Fruit
By Rob Pue

Before we begin today, I feel it necessary to share this disclaimer first: today’s topic is not for young ears, so if you have children in the room, I would suggest you take a moment now to occupy them with other things. We’re going to be talking about adult subject matters, that I feel are of vital importance.

The foundation of our civilized culture is the FAMILY. The REAL family — which begins with the union of one man and one woman. Unfortunately, more and more today, both young and old, male and female, no longer seem to value family, and more importantly, traditional marriage, known as Holy Matrimony. Fewer and fewer people are getting married today, and even among those who DO GET married, fewer and fewer of those people are having children and raising families.

Cohabitation, once rare, is now the norm. In fact, the vast majority of “couples” now simply live together, and think it is just fine, and even BETTER than getting married. Unfortunately, this flies in the face of God and His natural order, His perfect plan for the family. And while we go ahead and just do what we feel is right in our own eyes, sadly, the statistics regarding cohabitation show just what a mess we create for ourselves, when we go our own way, thinking WE know better than God.

According to multiple studies, cohabitation is considered more stressful than getting married. Only about half of those who start out living together outside of wedlock EVER get married. Those who do, are at a substantially higher risk for divorce than those who don’t live together before marriage — most divorcing within just seven years. Co-habiting couples are also more likely to experience infidelity in their relationship, and the QUALITY of their relationship is of a poorer quality: more fighting, more violence, and less overall happiness. Studies also show co-habiting couples have higher levels of depression and substance abuse, and also earn less money.

All this to say nothing of the effects on the children that may be raised in such an environment. Most co-habiting couples with children offer little to no spiritual guidance to their children. The children suffer as their parents argue more, and there is a substantially lower feeling of security when a child’s parents live together without being married — I believe one major reason for this is that the parents don’t value God or teach His values to their kids. No God equals no security, no peace for these young souls.

Yet society tells us, everywhere you look, that traditional marriage is insignificant. Take it or leave it. It doesn’t really matter. Whatever makes you happy. This is just one aspect of the decline of the natural family, but it is substantial. Because it’s not just the young people who are living together now. Today, 25% of those couples that co-habitate are 50 years old or older.

Sadly, while statistics now show that the divorce rate in America is actually DECLINING, much of this can be accounted for simply because fewer couples are getting married in the first place. Still, there is one divorce every 13 seconds in America today. That equates to 277 divorces PER HOUR — or 2,420,000 divorces a year. In all, 67% of first marriages in America today, now end in divorce… even among “church goers.” Still, living together, without being married, never makes things better. It’s not better for the man, it’s not better for the woman, and it’s definitely not better for the children.

I remember when my kids were younger, it was almost rare to find kids in their class who didn’t spend part of their time with their father, and the rest of their time with their mother…most of the kids my children knew came from broken homes. Just another symptom of our Godless society. Since God and His Word are no longer relevant or considered important in America today, parents don’t seek the Lord, nor do they teach their children about Him. We are a nation that has turned it’s back on God… thus we suffer as individuals and as couples, and the very building blocks of the foundation of our culture — the NATURAL FAMILY — are destroyed. And the devil rejoices.

Our rejection of God is the essence of the problem. Because once we abandon our Creator, all sorts of maladies follow as we wallow and revel in our sin…

Today, idleness, entertainment and amusement seems to be what we value the most. And in the midst of a tidal wave of sexual depravity that has swept our world over the past ten or so years like never before, anything goes. When it comes to sexual depravity, the world we live in today makes the “free love” movement of the 1960s look quite tame.

Instead of filling our minds and hearts with God’s Word and Truth, today we fill our spare time — and nearly every waking moment — with worldly entertainment and amusements. This is especially obvious these days at large family gatherings. No longer do the kids go outside and play. No longer do we get together as families and friends to talk, reminisce, honor the Lord or simply converse. Today, we may all be in the same room together, but each one spends the majority of the time looking down at their smart phones, engaged in mindless entertainment and video games, or else keeping up with social media. I dare say, it is difficult for most — young and old alike — to even hold a good, old fashioned conversation anymore. Instead, we sit and text one another, even though we may be in the same house. Even though we may be in the very same ROOM.

One of the GREATEST dangers facing the family today is the dramatic explosion of the use of pornography — again, by young and old, male and female alike. No longer does one need to go to the “seedy” part of town, park in a back alley and slip into the local adult book store, hoping no one we know sees us. Now, pornography is available on our phones, right at our finger tips — and it’s freely available to all who wish to watch. This is a dangerous lure of the devil, involving the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life. Perhaps saddest of all, the average age now, for people to first be exposed to internet pornography is just 7 years old.

According to studies, the porn industry’s net worth is about $100 BILLION dollars. While Hollywood makes an average of 600 movies a year, the porn industry creates more than 13,000 films, raking in billions of dollars in profit. “Sex sells,” they tell us, and yes, indeed it does… earning more money than major league baseball, the NFL and the NBA combined. Porn websites now get more visitors each month than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined. To put this in the perspective of dollars and cents, more than $3000 is spent on pornography every SECOND, of EVERY DAY…. and again, MUCH of this is being viewed freely by children, too young to go see a PG-13 movie at the theater.

And the subject matter grows more and more dark with each passing day as well, as porn viewers must continually go deeper and deeper into their addiction to get the same “high.” As a result, the pornographic films must continue to grow more perverted, because the perversion of yesterday no longer “does it” for them. It must continue to be more intense, more outrageous, more degrading, more dehumanizing.

What of the porn stars so many fantasize about? Do you realize, when you are watching a pornographic film, that many of the actors in the film are victims of Human Trafficking? Often young girls from broken homes — raised by Godless, and often unmarried parents — or by women on their second, third or fourth husband. These young girls are RECRUITED (again, often on online social media sites, chat rooms and now even through video games) and lured in with the promise that they will become super models, movie stars or rock stars. They run away from home, or they go to a public place to meet this person they’d been conversing with online. And they’re never seen again — except perhaps, in a porno movie.

These young people are preyed upon by pornographers who are experts at emotional manipulation… promising them stardom, making them feel (at least at first) as if they have a little bit of VALUE, perhaps for the first time in their lives… but they are soon lost in a world of drugs and sex — a world they cannot escape, even if they wanted to. This is what you are supporting when you view pornography, in any of its forms.

Human Trafficking takes place in nearly every city and small town across America — because we are all “plugged in” now to the internet. There is even a problem with prostitution and Human Trafficking in a small rural town near me, with a population of under 1,000 people; yet local law enforcement officials seem to be powerless to do anything about it. Young girls from the midwestern states like Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa are especially vulnerable. And many of the porn stars popular in films have been trafficked from Russia, Ukraine and other Eastern Bloc nations. They come here seeking a better life. But what they find is a life of drugs and sexual slavery.

When one is void of the Holy Spirit, there is no bottom to the levels of depravity one can sink. Nothing is off-limits when we have no Restrainer, no Counselor, no God in our lives. Truly, we will DO ANYTHING we feel like; and we DO. The result (again often stemming from the dysfunctional so-called modern “family’) is drug addiction, broken hearts and lives, depression, poverty, and suicide for those trapped in the porn industry; and much the same for those trapped by the addiction to watching the pornography themselves.

Personally, I am SO TIRED of constantly hearing about SEX. This precious gift of God has been so twisted and so perverted by our Godless world, it has become our national obsession. Not just male/female sex… now literally ANYTHING goes. Homosexuality; Bi-Sexuality; Pan-Sexuality; Transgenderism; those who are sexually aroused by dressing up as animals; those who actually HAVE sex with animals; or now with robots or other machinery.

What God designed as the “glue” that holds two souls together in the bonds of Holy Matrimony, the perfect environment for raising physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy children, we have turned into something so hideous and depraved, it destroys everything in it’s path. But man, …does it MAKE MONEY!

If you are a man trapped and addicted to pornography, just know that by viewing this stuff, you are not only contributing to this BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY that profits off the souls and lives of young girls (and the male actors as well), but you are ALSO engaging in FORNICATION, which God calls an abomination. And if you are a married man, make no mistake: you are committing ADULTERY every time you look at one of those young women with lust… you are CHEATING on your wife. You may never actually commit the physical act, but you are just as guilty. Is your wife not worth more to you than THAT?

Perhaps if you would turn off the porn and focus your heart, mind and life on serving and honoring the precious wife God gave you, you would find your relationship growing closer, your love for one another growing stronger than you ever thought possible. Because you’d be doing it the way GOD designed it to be!

You see, pornography today is just too convenient. It’s too easy. You can even find dirty magazines at many “convenience stores” today. Or walk through any shopping mall in any city in America and you’ll see images in the store windows that would have made our parents and grandparents feel as if they had just visited an X-rated “peep show.” Yet we have become immune to the images because they are so prevalent.

And so this is the environment our children are growing up in today. Incidentally, you may not be aware, but many of those involved in the porn industry are ALSO involved in other money-making schemes, profiting off our disgusting, unbridled lusts. It was recently reported that one porn-industry billionaire is not only a producer of porn; he also owns multiple abortion centers. So first he lures young girls into the industry, with promises of “stardom” and a chance to “be somebody.” Then he enslaves them, prostitutes them, destroying their young lives in the process…. And those consuming his “product” act out what they have seen in the movies, destroying their marriages (if they are married at all — but whatever relationship they have WILL eventually be destroyed); OTHER young women become pregnant because of his lust for fantasy and depravity, …and the answer is abortion. Could there BE anything more evil?

Can we NOT do better than THIS in our country today? People: get married. Do NOT live together first. Do life RIGHT. Then be devoted to your spouse, no matter what. ‘Til death do you part. Keep your eyes, hearts, minds and flesh pure, your marriage bed undefiled. And unite yourselves with your Creator, the Living God, who designed marriage to be the perfect and holy union of one man and one woman — where children are sought after, where children are a BLESSING. You will find all this to be the GREATEST joy possible in this life. SO MUCH MORE than the cheap imitation the devil offers. Lust and perversion is no substitute for a God-ordained sexual union within marriage. So STOP IT! Lord, have mercy on us, and open our eyes to see how far we have fallen from Your Holy standards.

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