Briley Hughes, Communications Director at Palmetto Family Council, which is reputed to be the strongest advocate for biblical values in South Carolina, writes:
"Let this fact sink in: 64 percent of men and 15 percent of women who identify as Christian view pornography consistently. That's staggering considering the percentage of non-Christian men and women who watch porn is 65% and 30% respectively.
Hughes goes on to say:
"If that's not enough evidence to convince you that pornography has become a full-on epidemic in America and in the Church, then perhaps these numbers will persuade:
Again, think about that – 64 percent of pastors are addicted to pornography; and the truth is, it's probably a lot higher than that; and if that's true of pastors, it's probably much worse for Christians in general.
With the arrival of the internet age, Christians now have an almost unlimited (and secret) access to pornographic content that is tailored to every "acquired" taste and fantasy. The material's immediate accessibility is enhanced by a seemingly endless development of ever more vivid and realistic sexual imagery. If, as some suggest, we are standing on the edge of a new 3-D media revolution, even more dramatic pornographic experiences may soon be available.
The ubiquitous nature of sexual wickedness in American Christianity today mimics the nature of SEXUAL DECADENCE that consumed the world before the flood. The word "addiction" is derived from a Latin term for "enslaved by" or "bound to." This fixation on human sexual iniquity is described in certain passages of the Bible that many Christians would prefer were not there - passages that bespeak such HORROR that one is left trembling at their implications.
Revelation 9:1-11 is one such passage. This passage of Scripture alludes to a kind of demonic "possession" or "obsession" that would befall mankind in the "end of days" - a "possession" that would be far beyond anything that Hollywood, with all of its fright-filled imagery, could possibly conjure. [Please see Chapter IX of the New Antipas Papers, "The Course and Character of the Last Days."]
Now pay attention here: the Bible says that sexual pleasure between a husband and wife is something God created "for good" between men and women – but only in marriage where there is familial commitment between the two.
The Bible indicates, however, that sexual pleasure and commitment would be divorced (as it were) from one another in the latter days. Specifically, the Bible says:
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
"Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron ..." (I Tim 4:1-2)
Note carefully what is being said here: that in the "end of days" "CHRISTIANS" would depart from the faith and their consciences would be seared (made impervious to) the warnings of Scripture regarding sex outside of marriage. [Please see our article on Apostasy, "The Trial or Tribulation Begins"]
And then something intriguing - and what at first glance would seem to be paradoxical - is added; that marriage would be forbidden:
"Forbidding to marry ... which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. (I Tim 4:3)
What is being said here is that sex outside of marriage would become so prevalent that marriage itself would fall into disfavor – and to such an extent that it would appear that society had outlawed it.
And isn't that EXACTLY what has happened today. Men and women simply "shack up" with one another; they stay together only so long as it is convenient; children count for nothing.
Finally - as if to stress the point that sex itself is not at issue here - I Tim 4:4 says:
"For every creature [creation] of God [meaning sex itself] is GOOD, and should be received with thanksgiving ..." (I Tim 4:4)
And so now we begin to understand the dreadful warnings of Scripture as to the horrid effect of sex outside of marriage is (to which Revelation 9:1-11 is alluding) –-- that sex would become animal-like in its character "as it was in the days of Noah." (Luke 17:26) [Please see "The Days of Noah" in PART 5 of Chapter IX in the New Antipas Papers."]
Then something more! - Matthew 24:13 says:
"[i.e., sexual perversion] [just prior to the Lord's return to planet earth] " (Matthew 24:13)
Here the Bible is not necessarily referring to our love for Christ per se, but to love itself: to the ability of human beings to have LOVING relationships with one another.
What the Bible is saying is that there is a REVERSE (topsy-turvy, upside down) relationship between sexual perversion and one's ability to love others; the more sexual perversions and/or "obsessions" takes root in our hearts – ie., the more we are "enslaved by" or "bound to" sexual depravity - the more our ability to have LOVING relationships with others, and particularly our wives and children, is diminished.
And so now we come to the true MEANING behind Genesis, Chapter 6:
"Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God [lit., "Elohim," meaning in this case, the angels that had joined themselves to Satan's rebellion ages before this present world] saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves [i.e., had sexual intercourse with] whomever they chose ...
"The Nephilim [lit., the "fallen ones," meaning the offspring of the sexual union between the daughters of men and the angels of Satan] were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God [Satan's angels] came into the daughters of men [i.e., had sexual intercourse with them], and they bore children to them.
"Those were the mighty men who were of old [in Greek mythology and the mythology of countless other civilizations around the world], men of renown ..."
"Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth and that EVERY intent of the thoughts of his heart WAS ONLY EVIL CONTINUALLY ... And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. And the Lord said, 'I will blot out man whom I have made ... for I am sorry that I have made them'." (Genesis 6:1-2,4-7)
AND - LIKE BEFORE THE FLOOD – AN ANIMAL-LIKE CRAVING FOR SEX HAS TAKEN HOLD ON MANKIND; once again, mankind has become "enslaved by" or "bound to" sexual depravity.
God has, however, made a way out of this "end-of-the-age" dilemma, and God expects those Christians who truly love Him to avail themselves of it. Specifically, the Bible says:
"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." (I Cor. 10:13)
Commenting on this verse, Mathew Henry writes:
"Carnal desires get ahead by indulgence [by our leniency towards them], and therefore should be observed and checked IN THEIR FIRST RISE: if once they prevail in us [ie., if they are repeated over and over again], they will carry us away."
That is the key: sexual depravity must be dealt with at the time it first arises in us. If we fail to do so, we will be carried away by them.
Brothers and sisters, you MUST deal with your sexual sin as soon as the temptation arises in you, and if you do so, you will freed from your enslavement to it. The Bible says:
"... RESIST THE DEVIL and he will flee from you.
"Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you ..." (James 4:7-8)
And then there are the promises contained in the 91st Psalm:
"I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
"Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
"He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
"Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
"Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
"A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. (Psalm 91:2-7)
Sadly, I cannot begin to tell you of the many, many Christians who started out with me in my walk with Christ sixty years ago who have now been carried away sexual sin.
This is serious stuff! Do not make light of it.
In His love,
WE URGE YOU TO TAKE A STAND AND PUBLICALLY WITNESS AGAINST THE CHURCH'S ALMOST UNREASONING SUPPORT OF DONALD TRUMP. [PLEASE SEE OUR ARTICLE, "TRUMP AS THE ANTI-CHRIST."]
SPEAK OUT (ie., WITNESS) AGAINST THE DECEPTION OF THE FALSE PROPHETS OF TODAY'S CHURCH LIKE JOHN HAGEE.
The WHITE ROSE SOCIETY was a group formed by students Hans and Sophie Scholl and a band of Christian friends and professors. Their common goal was to stand against the Nazi regime that was terrorizing their country in the early 1940's, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY TO DECLARE THAT CHRIST WAS THE SUPREME POWER AND NOT ADOLPH HITLER. They secretly wrote and printed leaflets behind a church organ. They would then take as many as 2000 of them at a time and randomly distribute this bold writing in cities such as Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Vienna, Frieburg, Saarbreuken and Mannheim. As a result of taking part in these activities, seven of its members were executed between February 1943 and October 1944.
THE QUESTION HERE, AS IT WAS FOR SOPHIE AND HANS SCHOLL IS THIS: DO YOU FEAR MORE THE WRATH OF MAN OR THE WRATH OF GOD??
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Shearer is a graduate of the University of California where he earned a Bachelor's degree (1964) and a Master's degree (1967) in history (Davis and Berkeley). He also attended the United States Defense Language Institute in Monterey where he studied German. He served as an intelligence officer in Europe; in Asia he served with the 525th Intelligence Group, Special Operations Branch, and at the Phoenix School at Vung Tau (SEA). In addition, he served as executive officer for the Sacramento field office of the 515th Counter Intelligence (CI) Group in Sacramento and later as executive officer for 515th CI Group's Regional Office in San Francisco. Shearer held Top Secret, Special Intelligence, Codeword security, Eyes Only clearances; also Cosmic, NATO and Atomic clearances.