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  2. 2. 1Th 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. 1Th 4:2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. 1Th 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: 1Th 4:4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
  3. 3. Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
  4. 4. 4 Definitions of Pornography • Clinical Definition – Any image that leads a person to use another person for their own sexual pleasure. It is devoid of relationship, love and intimacy. It can be highly addictive.
  5. 5. 5 The Pornography Epidemic • Pornography is a silent epidemic • Thousands of males are enslaved • Just as addictive as drugs or alcohol • Damages relationships, marriages, families, careers, and relationship with God • Been around for centuries • Intensified since the advent of the Internet • Many refuse to acknowledge it
  6. 6. 6 Pornography Time Statistics Every second - $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography Every second - 28,258 Internet users are viewing pornography Every second - 372 Internet users are typing adult search terms into search engines Every 39 minutes: a new pornographic video is being created in the United States
  7. 7. 7 Revenues • The pornography industry earns over $97 Billion every year • $13 Billion comes from the USA • Earns more than the top technology companies combined: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, EBay, Yahoo, Apple, Netflix and EarthLink. • Child Pornography generates $3 Billion
  8. 8. 8 Breakdown of Revenues • Adult Videos $3.62 • Internet $2.84 • Cable/PPV/Phone Sex $2.19 • Strip Clubs $2.00 • Novelties $1.73 • Magazines $.95 • Total $13.33 billion
  9. 9. 9 Internet Pornography • 4.2 million pornographic websites • 420 million pornographic WebPages • 68 million daily pornographic search engine requests – Google – 25% of all search engine requests • 4.5 billion average daily pornographic emails • 100 million child porn websites worldwide
  10. 10. 10 Causes of the Porn Plague • Selfishness • Loneliness • Male insecurity • Poor body image • Marital conflicts • Excessive pressures • Weak spiritual life
  11. 11. 11 How Porn Enters the Home • Television • Computer/Internet • Video Games • Cell Phones • Print Media • Advertising • Popular Music • Clothing
  12. 12. „Baby One More Time‟
  13. 13. WHAT OF THE MEDIA???? • 2Ti 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; • 2Ti 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. • 2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; • 2Ti 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
  14. 14. Sexual Themes in Media
  15. 15. 15 The Addictiveness of Porn • Men are visually stimulated • Viewing an erotic image releases dopamine in the brain which is similar to a drug high • Creates a feeling of excitement • Excitement + Sexual Arousal + Orgasm = The desire for more! • This is where an addiction can develop
  16. 16. 16 The Addictiveness of Porn • Soon a tolerance develops • More of the substance is needed to achieve the same effect – “soft porn” is not enough • The addict moves onto “hard-core porn,” which can include violence, children, fetishes, etc. • Dependence develops after this. The person craves porn physically and emotionally.
  17. 17. 17 The Addictiveness of Porn • Eventually viewing sexual acts in pornography is not enough • The addict will want to engage in the sexual acts he has seen in pornography • He may seek out prostitutes or anonymous sex partners • This can result in contracting sexually transmitted diseases and even death
  18. 18. The Addictiveness of Porn
  19. 19. Sexual Pornography The New Epidemic
  20. 20. 20 Damage to Children • Robs children of their innocence. • Introduces them to a world they are not able to understand. • Leaves children with a distorted view of sexuality • Promotes the Sexual Utilitarian Philosophy • Teaches boys that it is okay to use women • Teaches girls that men are violent and cannot be trusted • Children imitate behavior they view in adult pornography with other children.