The Statistics below are from Covenant Eyes, which is a Christian-based Internet accountability software. These statistics were released earlier this year and they cover the issue of Pornography in America.
This is a problem that churches and families alike are both responsible for being vigilant and open about. It cannot continue to just be swept under the rug. It soils Christ’s Name when so many claiming to be Christians struggle so significantly in these things.
Paul writes, “For God did not call us to be impure but to live a holy life” (1 Thess. 4:7)
Elsewhere Paul writes, “For we know that our old self was crucified with him, so that the body ruled by sin may be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin–because anyone who has died has been set free from sin” (Rom. 6:6,7)
Arabic should not be seen as an Islamic language, but it should be seen as a language that has a very distinct Christian culture to it, too. I pray that this may continue to expand, that many Arabic-speaking people around the world would come to faith, and that there would be significant modern theological works written in Arabic by Arabic-speakers. Now we just think about the Arab world as being such a dark place spiritually, but certainly the Lord is still working there.
In the 4th century Augustine of Hippo was in a totally Christianized land, in North Africa. Within a few centuries, all of that area would become totally Muslim. Is it impossible to imagine that after 1400 years God would desire to make those areas totally Christianized again? I can see that historically Arabia does have its own Christian culture, and be hopeful that this culture will become even larger and richer in the coming years.
Tabor Laughlin signing on…