Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Porn again Christians

Carl Truman has said that the biggest danger in the church today is men looking at pornography.

John Piper, when giving his last piece of advice to young Pastors at the recent Resurgance Conference was 'gouge out your eyes rather than look lustfully at a woman who is not your wife.' Porn is a series danger to the church today, and Mars Hill was no different. Mark Driscoll published an in house book on this issue, which'll he now be giving away free, in conjunction with his series on the Song of Soloman. American's spend $12,000,000,000,000 a year on pornography.

'To help these guys, some years ago I sat down and in one day wrote a small booklet about male sexuality that we published in-house. Since then we have gone through thousands of copies and literally cannot keep it in stock. I asked some Christian publishers if they wanted it, and they said it was too hot to handle and so they declined.

So, I decided to just put it online and give it away for free. The book has had a small amount of editing and rewriting since its original version. We’ll give it away at the Resurgence a bit at a time in conjunction with the Song of Songs series I am preaching titled “The Peasant Princess.” Once the entire book has been put online, it will then be posted as a file that guys around the world can download and read on their computer, forward to their friends, or print copies of to hand out as they like.'

6 comments:

Richard Walker said...

Is it me or is that number lost in translation? American billions are English 1000 millions. An English billion ie a million million is an American trillion.

America's GDP in 2007 was 13,8 trillion (13,800,000,000,000) As widespread as porn is in the States, I don't think it accounts for 87% of all they spend their money on! That would be slavery indeed!!

Two nations divided by a common language!

PS Have you seen my blog? I finally caved in! www.ruminatingonreality.blogspot.com

FloydTheBarber said...

the number is meant to 12 Billion. so that would be 12,000,000,000, in american numbers? is that right?

Richard Walker said...

Sorry it was late and I wrote it the wrong way round! The whole world speaks American not English so when we say that US citizens are spending 12 billion on it the figure we have in our heads is 12,000,000,000 which traditionally in the UK would have been pronounced 12 thousand million. But because we all speak American too, we say 12 billion.

I see the American sense. They are good at short-hand!

Richard Walker said...

So the answer to your question is yes. ;-)

Sean Green said...

its so good to see the key thrust of the blog discussed so thoroughly ... ;o)

Matt said...

Thanks for the heads-up Ed, looks like http://relit.org/porn_again_christian/ is going to be brilliant!

Praise God that Satan's grip in this area could be weakened by pastors who aren’t afraid of speaking the uncomfortable truth!