America’s Decline Into Spiritual Darkness – Pornography

“The only spiritual light in the world comes through Jesus Christ and the inspired Book; redemption and forgiveness of sin alone through Christ.  Without His presence and the teachings of the Bible, we would be enshrouded in moral darkness and despair.” Samuel Colgate

The most recent Supreme Court decision Bostock v. Clayton County ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act making gay and transgender people a protected class is just another ruling by the Supreme Court that has plunged our country into an ever-darkening future. This latest sledgehammer taken to the Few Bible Believing Churches, Schools, Hospitals, Child Care, etc. in America will be even more damaging then Obergefell v. Hodges.  As I write this the Churches of America have been deemed “Non-Essential” and have been in some stage of lockdown for over 90 days!  The Spirit of Anti-Christ is growing rapidly in America today!  Judges 21:25 – In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes. Just as it was with the people of Israel we have abandoned God and His Word and the results, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Proverbs 14:12).

Pornography

In the 1868 English case Hicklin v. Regina any material that tended to “deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences” was deemed “obscene” and could be banned on that basis. This was the common law which actually was based on anti-catholic material that was being sold at the time.  It was during this period of the 1860s that there seemed to be an increase in the publication of materials relating to sexual freedom, birth control, and abortion.  I found the increase in sexual freedom, birth control, and abortion very interesting since it was November of 1859 the book  Origin of Species By Means Of Natural Selection Or The Preservation of Favoured Races In The Struggle For Life, was published.  In Modern Literature, I believe this book by Charles Darwin has had the greatest influence on man’s dark slide into the hands of Satan!  It led men to believe that mankind was just a cosmic accident no different from any other beast evolving to a higher state of existence.  No God – No Absolutes – Only Survival of the Fittest or as Nietzsche expressed it “Might Makes Right” – No Purpose Or Meaning To Life Other Than Survival.  Leading to the philosophy of life espoused by Satanist, Aleister Crowley, “Do What Thou Wilt,” or “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!” attitude in Isaiah 22.   In Proverbs 11:19 it presents two paths (1) Righteousness, (2) Evil – As righteousness leads to life, So he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.  America must make a choice – Righteousness or Evil!

In 1873 Congress passed the Comstock Act (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comstock_laws) a law that criminalized not only sexually explicit material but also material dealing with birth control and abortion.  In just 84 short years the door is opened wide to the rapid decline of our culture with the 1957 case Roth v. United States which ushered in Pornography-On-Demand.  The results? The Sexual Revolution of the 1960s which had been germinating since the 1860s found it’s full expression for the next 20+ years.  The result of this “sexual liberation” was to challenge traditional codes of behavior related to sexuality and interpersonal relationships throughout the US.  We were left with (1) acceptance of sex outside of traditional marriage, (2) the introduction of the pill and acceptance of birth control – separating sex from childbearing to simply the gratifying of the flesh, (3) public nudity, (4) the normalization of alternative forms of sexuality especially homosexuality, (5)  and the legalization of abortion – modern child sacrifice.

Just 16 years after that 1957 decision the Supreme Court in Miller v. California (1973) said all pornography is protected under the constitution. And the results have devastated marriages and families.  Just look at research done by the Family Research Council:

THE EFFECTS OF PORNOGRAPHY ON INDIVIDUALS, MARRIAGE, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY

Patrick F. Fagan, Ph.D.

KEY FINDINGS ON THE EFFECTS OF PORNOGRAPHY 

THE FAMILY AND PORNOGRAPHY

  • Married men who are involved in pornography feel less satisfied with their conjugal relations and less emotionally attached to their wives. Wives notice and are upset by the difference.
  • Pornography use is a pathway to infidelity and divorce and is frequently a major factor in these family disasters.
  • Among couples affected by one spouse’s addiction, two-thirds experience a loss of interest in sexual intercourse.
  • Both spouses perceive pornography viewing as tantamount to infidelity.
  • Pornography viewing leads to a loss of interest in good family relations.

THE INDIVIDUAL AND PORNOGRAPHY

  • Pornography is addictive, and neuroscientists are beginning to map the biological substrate of this addiction.
  • Users tend to become desensitized to the type of pornography they use, become bored with it, and then seek more perverse forms of pornography.
  • Men who view pornography regularly have a higher tolerance for abnormal sexuality, including rape, sexual aggression, and sexual promiscuity.
  • Prolonged consumption of pornography by men produces stronger notions of women as commodities or as “sex objects.”
  • Pornography engenders greater sexual permissiveness, which in turn leads to a greater risk of out-of-wedlock births and STDs. These, in turn, lead to still more weaknesses and debilities.
  • Child-sex offenders are more likely to view pornography regularly or to be involved in its distribution.

http://www.frc.org/issuebrief/the-effects-of-pornography-on-individuals-marriage-family-and-community

One group estimates that the rate of child pornography revenues over the internet has grown by over 1500% in the last 10 years.  The pornography business is larger than Hollywood or professional sports in annual revenues, with just the online side of the business generating between 5-6 Billion Annually.  Human Sex Trafficking is third in worldwide revenue behind #1 War and #2 Drugs with thousands of young girls and boys being kidnapped all over the world to meet the growing demand for child sex!  There are even baby farms where young girls are used to birth babies directly into the industry.  I highly recommend you watch a documentary called Contra Land to get an insight as to what is happening in our neighborhoods!  “For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.” Matthew 15:19

Pornography Addiction in both the public and the Church Ranges from 30 to 50%!  Is this why the Church is quite on the issue or why 35% of Christians think sex outside of marriage is ok.   Satan knows that Christians that embrace their sins especially under the cover of darkness will be of no effect in his battle with God for the souls of mankind. 

As our culture continues to push the envelope through reality TV, movies and video and kids with access to the internet are exposed to most horrific pornography imaginable with the age of first exposure around 8 years of age.  Now we have Transgender Story Hour taking place in public libraries.

How far will we fall into utter darkness?  We need to become some Crazy Christians and boldly proclaim the saving grace of Jesus Christ before our culture is totally lost!

Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.  “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

In God’s Grace, Mercy, and Love,

Mike Inabinett

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