Parting the Red Sea (Exodus 14:13-31). Feeding the 5,000 with only five loaves and two fishes (Matthew 14:13-21). Raising the dead (John 11:1-45). All faith-reinforcing miracles for the people of their day. But is God still performing faith-reinforcing miracles today?
SEXUAL ADDICTION IN TODAY’S CHURCH
Fast forward to today, and the “three As of the Internet.” With only a few keystrokes and mouse clicks (Accessibility), websites featuring high-definition video clips of any type of sexual behavior may be freely accessed (Affordability) in the privacy of one’s own home (Anonymity). And when the brain begins to develop a tolerance, other more novel/hardcore websites—with constantly updated content—are always just a few more clicks away.
The “three As of the Internet” are a recipe for a porn/sex addiction. How bad has it gotten? A 2017 study involving over 3000 persons revealed that:
60-70% of men, 50-58% of pastors, and 20-30% of women in evangelical churches suffer from some form of sexual addiction .
The Internet, of course, is not the only portal into sexually addictive behaviors. But in this, the Internet Age, we are dealing with temptation at likely the highest and most dangerous level in human history. If surveys are anywhere near accurate, the male evangelical Christian not suffering from some form of sexual addiction is in the minority. A sobering thought.
THERE IS A WAY OF ESCAPE
But there is a way of escape. As of this writing (September 2023), this sexually healthy, single Christian male has not “acted out” sexually for 100% of days in the most recent 54 months.
Is God still performing faith-reinforcing miracles today? Absolutely! I am the living proof. I am a Holy Spirit Miracle!
A GAME-CHANGING BOOK HAS ARRIVED
In A Way of Escape, readers learn about a modern-day Holy Spirit Miracle. Readers learn how the Spirit longs to perform a similar miracle in their life. Readers learn how to step up the degree to which they “walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16). They learn how to build a library of Spirit-anointed, flesh-diffusing apps. Apps that are uniquely fitted to them, and their unique Spirit-filling triggers (Ephesians 5:18b-19).
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
The still-struggling now have another option. The still-struggling now have fresh hope for discovering that long-sought-after way of escape from sin and temptation (I Corinthians 10:13). A way that—because it is wholly Spirit-powered—does not require enlisting the aid of an accountability partner or group. Truly, a game-changer!
THANK YOU, HOLY SPIRIT!
1. Wiles, J., and T. Wiles, Conquer Series: The Battle Plan for Purity (Study Guide, Volume 1), Second Printing, KingdomWorks Studios, Stuart, FL, page 21, 2017.