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A serious Problem

A Serious Problem
by Garrett Bookout

As a junior in a high-school history class, I remember
watching a movie that covered several important
events and people in American society.

At one point it flashed a topless pose of
Marilyn Monroe.

I was shocked they would show this to a class of
high-school students. My teacher quickly stopped the
buzz by saying, "That's not nudity, itís art."

There is no question that our society is obsessed with
pornography. While it is never a comfortable issue to
address, it has become an American epidemic.

Though pornography has been a problem for a long time,
only recently has it become something so public. People
are no longer ashamed, but actually quite proud of the pornography industry.

Pictures of the "Playboy" bunny
are now found on clothing, car stickers and other

The pornography industry makes more money than
professional baseball, football and basketball

It is a true problem in the world around us and, sadly,
it has even filtered into the church.

We need to guard ourselves and our families by whatever
means possible to keep from being sucked into this
godless pastime.

Job said, "I have made a covenant with my eyes; why
then should I look upon a young woman?" (Job 31:1

We, too, should make a covenant with our eyes and keep
from joining in with the sex-crazed society around us.
Our prayer should be like the psalmist who said, "Turn
away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and
revive me in Your way" (Psalm 119:37).

Sadly, we live in a world of perverts who call
pornography art.

Let us not be one of them, but let us make a covenant
with our eyes, and let us turn away our eyes from
worthless things.

Garrett graduated in February from the Bear Valley
Bible Institute of Denver and serves as an intern
minister at the Bear Valley congregation. Used by
permission from Neal Pollard's Daily Bread.

Unless men are willing to admit the problem in their own lives confess it as sin

and pray God to empower us to stay away

and be accountable to a few guys to keep them away

any thing else is spitting in the wind

If you have watched porn soft or hard this month please get help


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