There is a deadly disease in churches today. It is a disease that is crippling the men of the church, it is bringing the church itself into chaos and disarray, and the church responds by sweeping everything under the rug. The disease I am talking about is sexual impurity.
I have spoken about this before, but never with this fervent attitude. We as men have to step up and say “NO MORE!!!” The divorce rate inside the church is the same as outside the church. 7 out of 10 pastors who call in to Focus on the Family for help call for help with a sexual addiction.
The reason why this is such a devastating and painful attack on the church is nothing other than the church’s refusal to bring it out into the open. The church as a body does not deal with this disease, and the men inside the church are not willing to take this head on. Why not? Do we want to continue to cradle these secret trysts with our fantasies in our hidden box, to be pulled out when we are looking for a “quick fix?” Is it our pride and desire not to be found and unmasked for what we really are?
I think if we are going to move forward as a church, the body of Christians needs to be ready to make a stand against the constant barrage of attacks of sexual impurity. When we see that church has become a more dangerous place than even the grocery stores with their smut, it is time to take action! When we feel that we as men are not actively taking up our sword and shield to fight off this attack from the enemy, rather than sidling up with our hidden pet sins we should instead reexamine ourselves to discover our inner warrior.
“The LORD is a warrior. The LORD is His Name.”