We are weeping and praying over this……….Also abortions are high in number in the Church.

From Dr. Jim Denison:

New research indicates that 68 percent of men who attend worship services regularly also view pornography on a regular basis. In addition, 76 percent of religious young adults, ages eighteen to twenty-four, actively seek out porn. A ministry devoted to freeing men from pornography concludes, “Never before has such a large portion of the Church lived in contradiction of what we believe.”

Our culture is convinced that all truth claims are personal and subjective, elevating tolerance as the apex value of our day. Anything you do that doesn’t hurt me is now acceptable morality. Obviously, we cannot find truth in a society that doesn’t believe truth exists.

How should we respond?

I was reading Leviticus 23 recently and was impressed by its beginning: “The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to the people of Israel and say to them . . .’” (vv. 1–2). This is the consistent pattern of Scripture: God speaks to his prophets or representatives, then they speak to the culture. “Thus says the Lord” is the prophetic claim to authority. Human words cannot change human hearts, but divine revelation marks us forever.

Thus, we can expect the enemy to do all he can to keep us from hearing the voice of our Lord. Satan mocks human attempts to accomplish divine purposes, but he trembles before the authentic word of God. If Jesus needed time with his Father (Mark 1:35), how much more do we?

Now consider this powerful warning in Ecclesiastes 7: “Say not, ‘Why were the former days better than these?’ For it is not from wisdom that you ask this” (v. 10). Hearing from God yesterday is not sufficient for the challenges of today. Since Jesus is “the living bread that came down from heaven” (John 6:51), our souls become famished if we do not spend time at his spiritual table.

What was the last word you heard from God?

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