Statistics reveal that the increase in the amount and reach of pornography cannot be ignored. But it is not just a problem affecting men. Women, teenagers, and children are also being caught in the web of pornography at alarming rates.
Many Christians may assume that the church is immune. They see the smiling faces of the people who attend their church. Certainly such godly folks could not be viewing pornography.
But many studies and reports have come out over the last several years that show quite a disturbing picture. Not only has pornography invaded churches, but in many cases, the statistics show that Christians – and even church pastors – engage in viewing porn at almost the same rates as the secular population.
The research studies, primarily by the Barna Group and Covenant Eyes, reveal that initial exposure to porn begins in childhood and progresses.
Access to porn is increasingly easy due to the wide variety of formats now available, such as printed materials, the internet, DVDs, television, and more.
Let’s look at some data to see the scope and effects of porn in society and the church.
These statistics can be overwhelming. The fact that pornography has such a tight grip on our society does not mean the church is helpless to fight against it.
Instead, Christian leaders must stand up and lead their churches through the battle.
First, leaders must be willing to admit the problem exists in their churches. You can’t treat a disease until you know it’s there.
So realize that the disease of pornography is growing within your church’s body.
The next step is to put a program and process in place. A Barna study revealed that 93% of pastors see porn as an increasing problem in the church, but only 7% have any plan to deal with it.
Then the church leaders must start taking action. You may decide to bring up the subject in a sermon series. Or maybe starting small study groups for men would be more effective.
Whatever you choose, your plans will be worthless if they are not boldly started.
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Some churches have even presented the Conquer Series to the entire congregation after a sermon series on pornography. It is a topic everyone needs to be informed about.
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