Are you a Porn Again Christian?

Lately I have really been hit with the reality of the number of Christian guys out there who are struggling with sexual sin. I’m not saying that the women don’t have to struggle with it, they do like crazy, but I’m a dude… so I have limited perspective out there when it comes to helping women who are struggling with sexual sin.

Basically I have learned that you can NOT hide your sexual sin. With the era of computers and internet pornography, the “delete browsing history” and “auto fill off” buttons have become very familiar to a lot of guys out there.

Yes – There is no doubt that you can hide your histories and viewing habits, and no I am not going to go on a tangent about how God is watching you while you are watching _______ . I have learned that your sexual sin will manifest itself in one way or another. I know guys who hid their computer habits all throughout college, and then when they got married they thought their addiction would magically go away. The only problem was that it didn’t.

I have seen it over and over again. Even in my own life I have seen it. In one way or another sexual sin will eventually manifest itself in a way that you won’t be able to hide.

One of the main things guys who are believers struggle with is a feeling of hopelessness. This hopelessness comes from where they have often tried over and over again to kick their habit, but yet always wind up slipping back into it.

So what happens now… what can you do when you have tried so often and failed?

#1 – Realize that your problem is a heart condition
Colossians 2:20-23 speaks to this.

So if you keep on relying on man made rules – then you will fail. You have got to realize that you must fully rely on God to give you the strength to overcome whatever battle you are facing.

#2 – Be accountable

If you don’t already… get involved in some sort of accountability group or find an accountability partner. Get in a group that of guys that you full trust and spill your guts. Full and complete honesty with each other is a must, or it defeats the purpose of having a group or partner. If you are in need of somebody to be accountable with, email me at video(at) – I will be happy to discuss this further and help you get connected.

If you are having a lust problem with your computer, then you really need some kind of accountability software on your computer. I highly recommend the FREE program from called X3 Watch. Don’t let the excuse that you can’t afford filtration or accountability software like covenant eyes keep you from having software on your computer anymore.

#3 – Use resources is the most awesome Christian porn site. It has resources for almost anybody to help with any sort of porn problem. They have resources for men, women, pastors, and more.

If you are a leader in a Christian organization I highly recommend that you download chapter two of Craig Groechel’s book “Confessions Of A Pastor” – its located under the pastor resources section.

#4 – Get uncomfortable

Mark Driscoll has written an book that is available for free here called Porn Again Christian: a frank discussion on pornography & masturbation. It is one of the most uncomfortable books that I have read on the subject. He is frank, honest, and open, but when it comes to this stuff its a must.

Perry Noble has also written a post that partially disagrees with some of what Driscoll writes on masturbation. I encourage you to get real and read both of these resources.

If you are a believer and you are having problems with this stuff -please get help! I am no where near perfect, and I am right in the battle with you so feel free to contact me if you need prayer, or just need help getting started.

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I Love Barack Obama!

I am not being sarcastic either. We do differ on a lot of topics, BUT overall I think he has some excellent strengths that he will bring to our country. I am excited to see what the next four years are going to look like.

However, I recently have been doing some research on Obama’s beliefs. It was not because I think he is a muslim. He is NOT! Anybody who thinks that Obama is a Muslim is ignorant.

Unfortunately I am disturbed that he calls himself a Christian. In a respect he is. He attends church every Sunday, he reads his bible, he prays often. However he holds some core beliefs that are disturbing.

So, I’m rooted in the Christian tradition. I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people. That there are values that transcend race or culture, that move us forward, and there’s an obligation for all of us individually as well as collectively to take responsibility to make those values lived. – Barack Obama

That sounds awesome right? Values transcending over race and culture. I want that to happen as well. However, he says he believes “that there are many paths to the same place.” Basically he is saying that there are several different ways to get to God. Each person in his own way finds a way that connects him/herself to a higher being. Unfortunately nothing could be further from the truth.
John 14:6 -Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
There is only one path to the higher power. That is through Jesus Christ. John 14:6 and passages all throughout scripture point to this single absolute truth.

So once again – I am excited about the next four years and this historical election. I just pray that when President Obama reads scripture these versus will pop out and disturb him. Hopefully he will reflect on what he really believes.

Here is the link to the full interview.