In God’s eyes, pornography is negative or immoral, we condemn its use as a matter of doctrine.
We inform our members of the negative effects of pornography.
The definition of pornography encompasses any materials or activities that depict the human body or sexual conduct in a way that arouses sexual feelings.
Since physical intimacy between husband and wife is considered sacred for the expression of love within a marriage as well as the creation of children, avoiding pornography is an important part of sexual purity and consequently, obedience to the rules and doctrines of our church and God.
We exhort our members to be chaste regardless of their marital status and the use of pornography as well as sexual relations before marriage will damage a person’s standing.
We caution you to stay away from the great and terrible flood of pornography that is sweeping the earth and makes few men rich while it destroys many others who become enslaved to it.
Stay away from it.
The Lord counsels us to stay away from any activities or substances that could be addicting, pornography is a particular concern because of the affect it can have on healthy marriages and families.
While many consider the compulsive use of pornography to be simply a matter of willpower, it destroys many great marriages and families.
We and the Lord, feels that it has the potential to become a harmful addiction.
As such, we have taken steps to both officially educate our members on the dangers as well as to direct those who require more professional help.
Changes in public norms have been subtly shifting in the last few decades.
The media and entertainment field sees pornography as a way to bring sin into the home which will break up good marriages.
The world refers to this as “permissive wickedness”.
Our members are counseled to recognize the ways that certain depictions, while not technically considered pornography themselves, quietly infiltrate and become a gateway to harder content.
The scriptures plainly teaches that although sexual activity is something that should be held sacred within the bonds of matrimony, it is also considered a gift from God and should be appreciated as a healthy and normal expression of love between husband and wife.
Research into pornography indicates that regular use attacks the bond between partners and can lead to emotional apathy, unconcerned, lack of interest at best and infidelity, unfaithfulness, betrayal, cheating, and adultery at worst.
Both secular and religious studies of the effects of pornography have concluded that regular use of pornography affects the chemistry make-up of the brain.
The cerebral cortex, which regulates self-control and decision-making, is negatively altered.
Abstinence and regular therapy can undo many of these changes; however, recovery from pornography addiction is arduous and requires the assistance of professionals.
We encourage our members to adhere to the commandments of God and of the church as well as the marriage covenants they have made in order to assist the process and retrieve happiness, faithfulness, trustworthiness, devotion, loyalty, and sexual purity.
Many treatment facility are dedicated to helping all individuals overcome their pornography or sexual addictions.
These facilities will understand that your belief system is essential to the way you recover and they are prepared with a safe and supportive environment to help you recover in a way that is in keeping with God.
Stats on Pornography:
These stats are many years old, it is worlst today.
Pornography - addiction.
Inability to sustain healthy relationships.
Divorce on the increase.
Begins deviant behavior.
Become dehumanization of your dignity and increase in exploitation.
Adultry on increase.
Acting Out Sexually
Many resort to crime.
Separation from God.
79% of porn performers have used marijuana.
Approximately 40 million people in the United States are sexually involved with the Internet. (2003)
About 2.5 billion emails per day are pornographic. (2004)
25 percent of all search engine requests are pornography related. (2004)
Sex is the number 1 topic searched on the Internet. (2004)
34% of churchgoing women and 50% men, said they have visited porn websites online.
372 million pornographic Web pages, 2.5 billion emails, 100 thousand Web sites offering illegal child pornography, and 72 million visitors to pronographic websites. (2004)
Most have started by accidentally visiting a pornographic website. (2004)
Over 70% of sexual advances over the Internet happened while children ages 10 years old and up were on a home computer.
The national Center for Missing & Exploited Children found that 20% of parents do not know any of their children's Internet passwords, instant messaging nicknames or email addresses. (2004)
96% of kids have gone online. (2004)
89% of sexual solicitations of youth were made in chat rooms. (2004)
The largest consumer of Internet Pornography is the 12-17 age group.
Child Pronography generates $3 billion annually. (2004)
Child Pronography has increased 5,000% from 2007. (2015)
800 million rentals each year of adult videos and DVD's. (2004)
Cable and Satellite companies brought in revenue of $177 million form sexually explicit pay-per-view programming. (2000)
Half of all hotel guests order Pornographic movies. (2004)
For every 10 men in church, 8 are struggling with Pornography. (2004)
47% of families said Pornography is a problem in their home. (2003)
83% of boys and 57% of girls have seen group sex online.
69% of boys and 55% of girls have seen same-sex online.
1 in 5 mobile searches are for Pornography that have Internet capibility.
Porn sites get more visitors then Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, and Etc., combined. (2013)
Today, because it's an app, the texts won't show up on your kid's phone's messaging service, and you're not charged for them (beyond standard data rates) and allows communication with strangers.
Pornographic images and videos and depictions of violence, self-harm, drug use, and offensive language are easily searchable.
Even though you can try to remove your data, photos, videos, then any one can follow and sill read and view what you wrote.
This can get kids in trouble if they say something in the heat of the moment.
Many sites allows kids to communicate covertly, without parents knowing.
Many of these Apps, allows nudity snapshots or short video clips of themselves and post for the whole world to see.
Pornography revenue is larger than all combined revenues of all the professional football, baseball, and basketball franchieses. (In the Billions per year)
Today, Pornography is becoming acceptable and commonplace in the world.
Because porn use thrives in secrecy, many church members are trapped in a cycle of sin and shame, thinking that they're the only ones facing this temptation.
Satan is stronger then most people know.
Satan know our weaknesses.
Satan will use every tool to destroy us.
If you or anyone you know has any problems, let them see the Pastor, they are your friend and will help anyone or need be to guide them to professional help.
Remember, we are all sinners and each of us are struggling with issues that Satan wants us to get into, so we can not have God's spirit with us.
You and everyone is a child of God, we are His Sons and Daughters.
No mater what sins we may have, Jesus Christ died for all of them, if we repent and forsake them.
So we can be with God again.
Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, Holy Ghost, Angels, and many thousands more love you.
They want the best for you.
Turn to God, so you may find Happiness, Joy, Peace, and Love again, and His spirit.
Satan is at war with God's people, to lead them to Hell.
Rev George Perry - Pastor
Evangelist Sue Kennedy
Evangelist Velma Barton
Deacon Henry Jackson
Deacon Horace Barton
Deacon Robert Isaac
Deacon Nick Wall
Missionary Bessie Jackson / Administrator