TRUTH & DOUBT: Understanding the Enemy’s Strategy (Part 9)

Welcome to Apologetics with Carl Kerby!

Today, we’re talking about the enemy’s strategies.  

Pornography used to be confined to “adult” bookstores in shady parts of town and was off-limits to youth.

Not anymore.

Today’s internet gives young people unprecedented — and often unchecked — access to pornographic material.  In fact, The Huffington Post reports that 90% of boys and 60% of girls will have been exposed to pornography by age 18 — with the medium age of exposure 11!

Research has shown pornography harms a person’s MENTAL and PHYSIOLOGICAL health, but in Matthew 5 Jesus warns that impure sexual thoughts harm one’s SPIRITUAL well-being as well.

To fight pornography, parents should limit their child’s time online, check their child’s phones regularly if he/she has one, and consider using an internet filter. Young people themselves must be careful navigating the internet, resisting the temptation to view pornography.

As 1 Timothy 5 says, “Keep yourself pure.”

And what are other ways the enemy deceives? We’ll discuss them another time.

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Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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