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  • Porn Kills

    March 14, 2013

    Porn kills. Secrets kill. Jesus brings life. This was the theme of the night as George Fox University students and others from the community gathered together to address the issue of pornography through attending the Porn Kills Tour this past week.

    The night featured performances by Levi the Poet, spoken word by Jeff Bethke , and XXXchurch pastor, Craig Gross.

    In an attempt to shed some light on such a “taboo” subject each man took time to share his personal encounters with the subject and discussed how pornography has had detrimental impacts on their lives, marriages and loved ones.

    The message did not stop here though as an overall theme of hope and encouragement was offered to those struggling with porn addictions, assuring them that they are not alone. Speakers emphasized that overcoming such addictions are made possible through God and that a story of struggles can be transformed into a bigger story, one of God’s goodness, love and grace.

    While most porn addictions are not simply conquered overnight there are a few steps one can take in making progress in the fight against pornography.

    First and foremost, start now. Do not wait until the effects pornography start to appear in your life.

    “The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy,” says Gross. “Satan wants everything; your marriage, career and your life.”

    One must be mindful of such things in order to stand firm when it comes to facing temptations. Developing a plan on how to overcome such struggles can also prove to be helpful.

    “The key to overcoming porn addiction among other sins is to realize that Jesus is better than any of it,” adds Bethke.

    Bethke challenges Christians to think of Jesus as pure, Brita water, claiming that before one knew any better, toilet water would satisfy one’s thirst but after knowing the truth and seeing what better options are out there, it would make no sense for that individual to pursue their old ways.

    “Once you’ve tasted the clean water why would you ever settle for less? He has something bigger and better planned for you,” says Bethke.

    The night would not have been made possible without the efforts of student Kyle Webster who filed the request to be considered as a stop for the tour.

    “It’s a sin we need to address. It just needs to be shared. It needs to be spoken about,”said Webster. “There are others struggling too but there is so much you can do to overcome it.”

    To learn more about the Porn Kills Tour, XXXchurch or to receive support and encouragement for an existing porn addiction visit xxxchurch.com

    “You are not alone,” says Gross.

     

     

     

     

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