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The word of God is clear. Sin is sin. Any offense that goes against the Word of God is considered sin. Gal 5:19-21 (NASB) is clear as it relates to the”deeds of the flesh” and the ultimate outcome of habitual un-repentant sin:

19Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

So where am I going with this? Notice that Paul reminds the progressive and former pagan members of the church at Galtatia of their former ways. He starts out by referring to a sin that is crippling the Christian Church today, sexual immorality. Here are some sobering facts about sexual immorality.

  • According to an August, 2004 survey of its readership by Christianity Today magazine, 36% of laymen responding have visited a sexually explicit Internet site. Of which 44% have visited such sites “a few times” in the past year.
  • In a 2000 study by Focus on the Family, 18% of people identifying themselves as Christians admitted visiting a sexually-oriented web site.
  • At one Promise Keepers event, 50% of those in attendance said they had checked out pornographic material within the past week.
  • 59% of married Christian men regularly fantasize about sexual relations with someone other than their spouse.
  • 91% of men raised in Christian homes were exposed to pornography while growing up (compared to 98% of those not raised in a Christian home).

The most amazing statistic I found was this.

A survey conducted by Christianity Today of its readership in August 2000 revealed that…

33% of clergy have visited a sexually explicit Internet site at least once within the past year, of which 53% have done so “a few times.”

I cannot tell you how many times I heard Pastor/Pimps say “Pray for your Pastor”, and you should. But just like Paul, Pastors have a responsibility to talk about (From the pulpit) the ills of sexual immorality and how it is gripping our society and how it has impacted the church. Pastors can’t ignore the facts. The message of sexual purity is vital to the survial of what God intends for us. I am so tired of hearing Pimps preach about “Getting Back Your Stuff From The Devil” I can vomit. The real issues facing the Christian today are issues of immorality.

All of us are impacted either directly or indirectly by issues of sexual immorality. As a father and husband I personally have had to deal with issues of sexual purity. Trust me it is a difficult demon to deal with but can only be dealt with the Spirit of Truth. It does not help that a Pimp likes to preach about getting more money through him to God. Those types of money messages profit (Prophet) little . I mean think about it…What good is getting money to “the mand of gawd” when you are delaing with the deeds of the flesh. What Good does it do a Christian to give a tenth when his or her life is challenged with sexual immorality? Obedience is better than sacrifice!

If your Pimp/Pastor is still caught up on “giving sermons” so that his empire..I mean the kingdom can continue, I would implore you to take a look at a few messages that could be just the message you need to escape issues of sexaul immorality. Remember, the statistics are sobering! Chances are you or someone you know is dealing wit an issue regarding exual immorality and your Pimp/Pastor is still stuck on getting revenue and maximizing giving units because he/she is more caught up in the love of money than feeding the sheep!