Thursday, April 12, 2012

Testimony Thursday

The Device of Pornography

We’ve yet to understand the power of pornography. Though we know that it is a problem, the church has yet to see how detrimental this device is. Pornography is more than lewd images. Pornography is a ploy to pull you away from people. Though it is not unheard of for porn to be viewed in a group setting; it is usually an individual thing. This is truly a device where you can see the three facets of the enemy (kill, steal, destroy) in play. It steals time and funds. It kills relationships and bonds. It destroys perceptions and mindsets regarding intimacy and love. While pornography has been assigned as “one of those things that young people (usually referring to boys) do,” the church must not accept this as a normal phase. It is so important that we understand the power of relationships. In Genesis 2:18, God said that it was not good for man to be alone. So, there must be something to relationships. It is my humble opinion that the best way to come against this device is through acknowledgement and accountability. In order for you to truly move into a delivered state, you must admit that something has you bound. Once, this has happened you’ve got to find people who you can trust to keep you accountable. You must surround yourself with those who will strengthen you in your weak moments. You must be around those who will speak truth regardless! A few years back, Kirk Franklin came clean about his struggle with pornography. He had a series of interviews via television and magazine about his testimony. The video below is a short interview with Mr. Franklin about his struggle and recovery. Also, we've included an awesome video about confession by Tenth Avenue North. This video does an amazing job of discussing the pain and power of confessing your sins. Be blessed!

Kirk Franklin's Testimony

Mike Doneby (of Tenth Avenue North)
Confessing sin is where the healing begins

-Calvin J. Walker

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