Be careful what you watch
‘…be sure to put a railing around the edge of the roof.’
Deuteronomy 22:8 GNT
Hundreds of pornography sites are being introduced into the internet. The idea is to have you accidentally exposed to them through clever marketing. This helps explains how children as young as eight become addicted to pornography and to the websites that feed it in the middle of the night when parents are asleep. But these websites are also visited by teenagers and adults. So protection isn’t just called for on the part of parents, but by all those in the frontline in the battle for normal purity. In his book getting through the tough stuff.
Chuck Swindoll writes: ‘one in every two churchgoers is actively involved in porn. (Are you shocked?) Nine out of ten children have been exposed to it—most of them while doing homework online. Thirty seven percent of pastors says internet porn is a struggle in their lives. Most are exposed to it through… computer screen pop-ups, unsolicited email and links to websites with innocent-sounding names. When an enticing image flashes, temptation is hard to overcome, especially for males, the internet has become an integral part of our lives. There’s much that’s good but there is just as much that’s deadly. It is therefore our responsibility as Christians to protect ourselves from the dangers that are part of internet usage!
God commanded the Israelites: ‘…be sure to put a railing around the edge of the roof. Then you will not be responsible if someone falls off and is killed.’ (Deuteronomy 22:8 GNT) even the apostle Paul recognised that he was capable of being ‘disqualified’ as leader in God’s work (see I Corinthians 9:27). So the word for you today is: Be careful what you watch.’
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