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This Is the Last Righteous Generation

May 15, 2015

The World That Then Was

The winds of history have shifted on your watch. If the Lord tarries, you can tell your grandchildren that you lived through the last righteous generation before the moral apocalypse. You are experiencing the transition, and the reculturalization of the entire world is nearly complete.

I am not a prophet, nor the son of a prophet. Nor am I discouraged as was Elijah when he cried out, “I, even I only, am left.” The reality is that you—and every generation before you—were raised in one era, but your young children will come to maturity in an entirely different world, the likes of which has never existed before. You have made a heroic effort to shield them, but Satan has released his weapon of mass destruction. It is not measured in megatons, but in megabits.

Twenty years ago we were able to place our children beyond the reach of Sodom by homeschooling them, but I now see depravity spreading from one Christian homeschool family to the next. The moral shift you are witnessing is much like that of Lot. One day Lot and his children were walking through the wilderness with Abraham, part of a pilgrimage of faith, and the next day they were living in the midst of a culture of perversion and violence. Granted, you have not moved to Sodom, but Sodom has moved to you, one byte at a time. Like Lot, we already vex our righteous souls “from day to day with their unlawful deeds” (2 Peter 2:8).

For 2,000 years Christian families have sought to protect their children from undesirable elements and unnecessary temptations. You have built a fence and kept out the bad dogs, wolves, and other threatening varmints. But there is a new threat that is airborne; it comes in “the cloud,” and it is almost impossible to prevent your children from being exposed. The pandemic spreads so quickly because children can catch the moral plague secondhand from other children who may not yet manifest outward symptoms. It is a disturbing fact that your children indirectly access Sodom through other children who live in Sodom. And church is as good a place as any to be exposed. “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3).

Confession of a Pornography Addiction that Started at Age 9

Dear Debi Pearl,

I debated whether to write to you, and decided it couldn’t hurt. I have read your books and articles and feel you have the gift of wisdom. I am desperate to know what to do. I am a homeschooling mom of four and a wife of nine years. I married a wonderful, godly man. I had hoped he would save me from myself. I thought marriage would fix my sexual obsession; instead, in all these years of marriage, every touch from my husband has caused me fear and revulsion. He had no idea what he was marrying. He thought I was his dream come true. I was raised in a God-fearing home, so how could he guess what I was? I am deeply ashamed to admit the truth. I was nine years old when I was introduced to porn. Those couple of minutes changed me forever. I can only remember one image, but it is forever seared in my mind. From that first encounter I have lived for porn and the self-gratification that goes with it. By the time I married I had been active with myself for many years, and the habit was consuming. I know it is gross.

It breaks my husband’s heart. At first he was shocked, horrified, and repulsed. After a while he started to cry and beg me to stop my porn use and what goes with it. He has tried to get me help, but I can’t tell the truth of why I don’t want him as a man, and he is ashamed to tell the truth as it is so vulgar. I know that my female needs are from God to be met by my husband, but my brain is so programmed that all I have with him is fear. Sometimes an evil oppression sweeps over me causing imaginations that are perversions involving things best not said. They are almost like a safe haven.

No one would ever guess. I live in fear of hell, yet everyone I go to church with thinks I am a Christian because I serve God. The love of God and the love of my husband haven’t been enough to set me free. I have cried over my sin, which has many times driven me to depression, panic attacks, and anger toward those who love me. I have hurt my husband a thousand times. He tries to just live day to day for the kids’ sake. I totally control my husband because I NEED to control. It is like, if I can control his every thought then I can control this demon driving me, but instead I am more out of control than ever. I don’t want the future to be a repeat of my past. I need help to overcome this awful habit. Satan has a stronghold in my life and has since I was nine years old. For twenty-five years I have allowed the walls of this fortress to stand around me, and I despair I will ever be free.

Help me.

—From a reader

Dear Reader, view my video series, Science of Addiction and the Brain. It will be of tremendous help.

Too Late

The advent of the web with ready access to porn has changed the dynamics of temptation and the degree of immersion into the worst perversions known to man, and there is no going back. According to a 2013 Common Sense Media study, 83% of five- to eight-year-olds know how to use a smartphone or tablet. Add to that the $3-billion mobile porn industry, and experts say exposure is inevitable. “If they have a phone, it’s likely that they’ll get exposed to pornography,” said Todd Olson, co-founder of LifeStar Network. Or they will be shown it. Olson said that “a few years ago the average age of first exposure was eleven—now it’s nine.”

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Goldsmith, a therapist, has treated children in the first, second, and third grades who have been exposed to pornography. “We’re seeing, even with four- and five-year-olds, a sophistication with sexuality that we’ve never seen before,” Goldsmith said. “Once they’ve seen that, kids want more. There is an addictive quality that we know about seeing pornography.” Olson says of children, “They’ll misuse it, and then they’ll abuse it. Then they become dependent on that. Then they become addicted.”

A few statistics:

  • 74% of children have access to the Internet at home.
  • 98% have access to the Internet somewhere.
  • 24% have access to broadband (high-speed Internet) at home.
  • 19% have access to the Internet in their bedroom.
  • 24% rely on school as the main source of Internet access.

The greatest sorrow, the most shocking and horrible of all statistics, is that a quarter of all web use is porn, and of that, 48% of porn downloads are far outside the sexual mainstream, depicting bestiality, incest, and pedophilia. Imagine what such images would do in the mind of a young child, and then know that you have far underestimated the damage. What does it do to the worldview of an eight-year-old to have his first exposure to sex be graphic images of adults having sex with children and animals? I am sickened to even write about it. Damn the entire pornography industry and most of Hollywood. May a disease worse than AIDS sweep through the porn industry and decimate their ranks with the same level of destruction God rained on Sodom and Gomorrah. Don’t doubt it; that is a prophetic prayer.

“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matthew 18:6).

One child behaviorist says, “Unfortunately, the question seems to be no longer if our children will be exposed to pornography but when—and how they will cope.” The letters we receive at NGJ reveal that the damage done in the hearts and minds of children exposed to porn is horrific and long-lasting, and it affects every area of their lives.

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reports that 56% of divorce cases involve one party having “an obsessive interest in pornographic websites.”

“Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children . . . who loved the wages of unrighteousness”
(2 Peter 2:14–15).

“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof . . .” (1 John 2:16–17).

Flee . . . Where?

Just yesterday, I went to visit an old friend who has protected his children from the world. The boys, ranging from about three years old to nineteen, work with their father on a farm, always busy driving tractors, mending fences, and repairing farm equipment. But as I drove down the driveway to leave, there was his young son, about twelve years old, sitting on the tractor parked at the end of the row, talking with a sixteen-year-old that I would not allow to be alone with my dog (literally, not figuratively). His foul mouth is the first indication of where his heart is. But this father believed his son to be safe, not knowing that the devil was chatting him up at that very moment. I am sure there was a cell phone in the sixteen-year-old’s pocket. How long would it take to expose the young farm boy to the darkest, most deviant debauchery? About ten to fifteen seconds. And he would never be the same—NEVER!

It is significant that the evil comes on the net—the Internet. “Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins [the lower abdomen, groin, and genitalia](Psalm 66:11). “The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit” (Proverbs 12:12). “The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken” (Psalm 9:15). God is a wordsmith, creating associations from ancient texts that have profound modern application.

Dear Mr. Pearl,

This letter is in reference to your article of Jan/Feb 2015 called “The Sodom Generation.” It really hit home.

We have been married thirty years and have seven children. Years ago we decided we wanted our children to have a better, safer environment than what we found in a traditional church. We joined a very conservative Mennonite church. Fast forward . . . as our children began getting close to the mid-teens we made the decision that they would not have cell phones until age eighteen. It just offered too much temptation.

Somewhere, someone must have opened up his phone to our second son, because he developed an overwhelming desire to have one. Unknown to us, he rode his bike over ten miles to buy one. Before we found out, it had consumed him. We found it and destroyed it. He managed to get another. We found it, but he got another. He spent all his time on it and even refused to do school. Long story short, he left home at sixteen.

Our daughter did wait until she turned eighteen to get a phone, and she hasn’t been off of it since. She has no life, never goes outside, has men sending her nude photos, etc. It is a private, disgusting world parents know nothing about. We filtered our Internet, but our younger daughter bought a secret router in order to play in her ugly, trashy world of make-believe.

And we are not alone. The conservative Mennonites who wouldn’t have a TV or radio in their home now download R-rated films on their phones. Our safe environment is gone. It seems to be a losing battle.

This is an awful time to be raising a family. My husband says he feels it is honestly an end-time onslaught by Satan. If only young parents could see ahead. Is there any hope?

—A Reader

righteousness-mp3-cd-290x3601Church is no longer a sanctuary. Just about a month ago I was a guest speaker in a church on Sunday morning. As I was speaking, I saw four boys, twelve to fourteen years old, on the back row passing a cell phone around and laughing at the content on the screen. By means of a cell phone, children show other children vivid video of orgies involving multiple adults, children, and animals. Things that were illegal in a porn house forty years ago are now on television, available in virtually every home, and sometimes viewed in church while the preacher is preaching.

Television and videos are just the gateway drug; the smartphone and computer are the mainline, hard-core poison of choice. There was a time when one had to be a sailor on leave in Bangkok, Thailand to see a small portion of what is now available to every child in America. And children are better at operating the gadgets than are their parents.

Without question, your children will abide in a world that is fifty shades darker than it has ever been. If six thousand years of moral history could be put on a graph, you would see an inverted bell curve that plunged downward in the past fifteen years, and it is now off the page. The devil has his feet propped on his desk and is laughing as he surfs the web. It looks like he has won. Believers have become ashamed of the words of God (Luke 9:26), discarding the inspired words of God for counterfeit versions, and with the saints disarmed the progressive left is feeding on the dying flesh of the lukewarm Laodicean church as it brags about its prosperity and relevance to today’s culture (Revelation 3:14–18).

Don’t You Trust Your Children?

It is heartbreaking to have parents come with their defeated stories of discovering their children engaged in sodomy or incest. Even as I regularly warned them to be vigilant, I have had parents say to me, “But I trust my children.” The devil’s greatest weapon is parents’ confidence in the incorruptibility of their children.

Many times over the last thirty-five years as I have discussed this subject, I have been challenged—sometimes publicly—with a question from the audience: “But don’t you trust your children?” I have answered with an incredulous laugh, “Of course I do not trust my children; they are flesh—sinful flesh, lustful flesh, sons of fallen Adam.” I trust that my children are like I was when I was a young teenager. I would have seized every opportunity to view any titillating images available to me. And I was raised in church, saved at an early age, and was the most dedicated Christian I knew. But I was sixteen years old before I would have even felt a compelling need to exercise self-denial. Thank God, little was available to me as I was growing up.

A New Age

If you think my estimation of the severity of the moral shift is rooted in ignorance of the past, you are mistaken. I am in my seventieth year on this earth, and I have not lived a protected life. Since I was a teenager, I have preached in bars, hippie coffeehouses, homeless shelters, street and military ministries, and boys’ homes, and spent over 2,000 hours in prisons ministering to the worst of the worst. I have been in a drug house where everyone was naked, and I have sat on the curb talking to prostitutes. I have seen sodomites and lesbians come to faith in Christ and be completely delivered from years of perversion. I have seen a number of devil-possessed people be freed from the spirits and then overcome the Wicked One.

Yes, there has always been some form of erotic depiction available to the very few who could travel to where it was displayed and who wanted to risk their reputations viewing it, but children were spared by the very geography of it. The glaring difference that has come upon us is that the debauchery that once was only found in the big city is now in the hands of nearly every child. Psychologists tell us that what we have today in the form of moving pictures in high resolution with lifelike sound has exceeded the sensual stimulation of the real thing. There has never been a time in history when an adult or a child could view all forms of pornography on a daily basis, much less images that are more real than life. I have heard men say they would rather watch the Super Bowl on television than sit in the stands, because with the various camera angles and close-up shots of the action, they are more intimately involved in the game. We live in a new age, and it “is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death” (Proverbs 7:27).

So it is from a perspective of being well informed that I tell you we have entered a new dispensation, the likes of which has never existed in any place on earth at any time in history. It is perilous to the family and will be the final ruin that causes God to come down as he did in the days of Sodom when he said, “I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me . . .” (Genesis 18:21). When God viewed the earth in the days of Noah, he said, “the end of all flesh is come before me . . .” (Genesis 6:13). I do think the end of sinful flesh is once again come up before the Righteous Judge.

The Last Days

The infallible Holy Scriptures have foretold just such a time. “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves [pornography encourages a person to make love to himself], covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (2 Timothy 3:1–5).

Some men become so deceived they somehow think looking is of no consequence, but God describes the pornographer as “Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children(2 Peter 2:14).


When I read the statistics on the number of children exposed to pornography, and knowing that “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump” (Galatians 5:9), I am conflicted. On the one hand, I feel a deep discouragement like I have never felt before. I think, what good is it for me to teach men the Bible, or how to raise kids, when they are engaged in pornography?

On the other hand, we read, “. . . for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition” (2 Thessalonians 2:3). We live in the era of “falling away,” indicating the Judge of all the earth is about to come “[i]n flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power” (2 Thessalonians 1:8–9). Sounds good to me!


There is hope, the blessed hope of his glorious appearing (Titus 2:13). And until then there is hope for those who choose to live godly lives. “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). He has overcome the world. Therefore, “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished” (2 Peter 2:9). Our deliverance comes when we “. . . put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof” (Romans 13:14). I have already done a thorough work on how believers overcome sin. It is found in the audio series Sin No More. Hundreds have testified of becoming born again and of being able to cease the sin that beset them. Get this series and listen to it carefully. If you cannot afford it, I will send it to you for free. Just call and say, “I cannot afford to buy the series; please send me a copy.” You don’t need to apologize or try to convince us of your financial condition. We are ready to serve you freely.

The Big Question

The big question you ask is, “How do I make sure my children are not exposed to pornography?”

  1. They cannot go to public schools or any private school that allows the children to possess cell phones or access the web.
  2. Do not allow your children to possess any online device or to know any passwords for your devices.
  3. Do not allow your children to operate any online media, including Netflix, unless you are looking at the screen with them the entire time. Two minutes out of the room and you may lose them to hell’s cocktail. Parents are so naïve.
  4. Do not allow your children to freely associate with any child whose family does not maintain the same safeguards.
  5. Explain to them the very things I have revealed in this article. Warn them of Satan’s devices. Explain to them the prevalence and power of pornography.
  6. Provide an example of holy matrimony and dangle before them the promise of a pure love relationship one day if they keep themselves holy. Make sure they appreciate the precious and the profane for what they are. In the end, the best defense you can instill in your youth is the desire for a virtuous life.
  7. Never trust your children, and don’t trust your spouse if any activity seems to be suspicious. My wife and my staff have complete access to my computer. The main server is beyond my reach. It maintains complete records of all my activity. I am never locked in a room by myself to “do my work without being disturbed.” I don’t own a cell phone, but if I did my wife and my staff would be on the account and be able to review all my activities. If any adult is less open than I describe, they are porno freaks that need to repent. Don’t doubt it. “Provide things honest in the sight of all men” (Romans 12:17).

Engineered Lifestyle

I don’t have space to say more, but now and in the near future there will be only one way to save your children from Sodom. You must move far away from its influence and not have any digital doorway to it in your home or on your person. This will mean different things to different people. But for most families it will entail engineering the family from the kids up. That is, you must first decide what environment is best for the kids. Where should you live? What kind of a lifestyle? How will you form positive association with other families? Then your vocation will be built around meeting the needs of your children. You may have to give up a lucrative occupation and band with other families of like mind to create a closed environment in which to raise the kids.

There will come a time—soon—when overcoming believers will live in guarded communities. There will be no other option if you are to save your children from this untoward generation.

It grieves me to be so negative, but I would be a Pollyanna to do differently. The world is going to hell in a hurry while calling it entertainment and freedom, and the church is only a few steps behind, quoting from a book God could not recognize, and normalizing sins that will keep them out of heaven.

Protect Your Children Within

While protecting your children from temptations, you must be active in engineering their environment so they have opportunity to exercise their wills to make wise choices in the face of temptations. They need to have good and evil options in their lives, and they need to feel the negative consequences of making wrong choices. But pornography is like dynamite; children cannot be trusted to learn by experience. If they see you turning off a video because it had borderline inappropriate content, they will learn by example the need to exercise discretion. If they become acquainted with people who testify of how pornography, fornication, drugs, alcohol, etc. ruined their lives, they will develop a sense of sowing and reaping without having to personally offend.

Ideally, the principle is this: as they are growing up, you want to expose them to temptation in a scaled and measured manner, so as to allow them to be tempted, but to always overcome. If there are temporary lapses or failings, you want them to be of such a nature as to not cause long-term harm. One temptation overcome is worth one hundred untried holy moments.

Keep in mind that your children will eventually face every temptation. It is our duty to prepare them to overcome. The unique thing about our present age, is that children are facing the worst adult temptations when they have not yet built up any defenses. To be made ready for battle, military members are trained with live rounds, but in a manner that does not allow them to be shot.

There Is Coming a Day

There is a haunting declaration in the last few verses of the Bible. The judgments have all concluded, hell is filled with those who did not repent. The pornographers will take no pleasure in the memory of the thousands of images they acquired. “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night . . .” (Revelation 14:11). Satan is destroyed in hell, and the saints are all safe in the embrace of our Holy God. Resurrected children safely play in the streets of the New Jerusalem, on the new earth. Those who love righteousness are flittering around in joyous celebration. The angels who were ministering spirits to the saints are finally at rest. And a final announcement is made, “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still” (Revelation 22:11).

Eternity is fixed. Those who are his will always be his. Those who did not obey the gospel will be remembered no more, nor come into mind (Isaiah 65:17).

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16 comments on “This Is the Last Righteous Generation”

  1. Thank you so much for this fantastic article. We totally agree with you. We're so grateful to God for your ministry.

  2. Thank you for writing this - I know it touched many people, but if it just reached my husband and I, it was worth it! My husband showed it to me last night and then told me of the steps he has been undertaking personally to back off of work to focus more on the family and distance himself from other's immediacy to him via cell phone, and I shared with him my own internal struggles on busy ness of living (easy with animals, gardening, property etc) distracting me from the 5 children we haveand this confirmed things that both of us have been convicted of individually before reading this and talking to each other about things.

    This article was just what we needed at this time!
    I can not say enough,so I will just stop with a thank you.

  3. Excellent article, and this is something that Hal and Melanie Young have been writing about on their blog... Kids getting addicted as young as 7 years old.

    Parents need to be aware that porn is available in still images on google through regular cell phones. I am not talking about iphones. I am talking about the cheapest phones there are. Also, Covenant Eyes is a great filter... It can also be disabled ( and useless) in the hands of a smart kid or adult.

    My heart is aching for the families mentioned in this article... I'd love to know if the family with the broken children has found any freedom from this sin...

  4. Everything written here is true and things will get worse. The Bible 1st Thessalonians 4:18
    17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
    The Rapture is rarely, if at all, used to comfort the Body of Christ. Fear is an enemy of God and we, who are alive and remain, must look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our Faith for our comfort and Peace. We when turn our eyes upon Jesus and allow Him to do the work we will enter His rest and the things of this earth will not be so vivid. Our children are our heritage and we must treat them with Grace in the manner that God, through Our Lord Jesus does with us. Grace is something that is so often preached with qualifiers. (if you do this you will get this, etc.) If Grace required qualifiers or had a condition attached to it, it would no longer be Grace (unmerited favor) would it? We parents and grandparents must Rest in the finished work of Christ. When we deal with our children or grandchildren we must unveil Jesus and His matchless Love to them on a daily basis.
    We are in the world but not of it, and yes, there is no where to run or hide except into the loving arms of our Savior Jesus. Psalm 91 is wonderful to meditate upon, children as well, it is the perfect tool we need to have the protection we need in these days and times.
    When we "wash" ourselves daily with the Love of God through His Word we will grow in Grace and walking in the Spirit of God will be effortless. Isaiah 41:10
    10 'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.' 11 "Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; Those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish.…
    Our Lord Jesus sits at the Right Hand of Our Father and as He is in Heaven, we are in the earth.
    Bless you all -- Rest in Him and do not fear, He will never leave us nor forsake us.

  5. Thank you for taking the time to write this article, but I must disagree vehemently with your premise. As a believer in Christ I have HOPE for the future. Not a burning passion for gloom, doom and growing evil. Satan was defeated, destroyed and triumphed over at the cross 2,000 years ago. He has no power in this earth any more. The evil we see in this world comes about because we allow it.

    "Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. " Isaiah 9:7

    Jesus' Kingdom is growing and filling this entire earth. At this time in world 1 in every 3 people claim to follow Christ. And I am sure you will disagree that all of them are "truly saved", but this statistic continues to grow and expand in God's favor. Your article alludes to the "end times", but is based on the fantasy of Darbyism and not on Scripture. There is no coming rapture. No person that is the anti-Christ. Neither are mentioned in scripture. What is mentioned is Jesus himself telling his followers "THIS generation will NOT pass until ALL these things have happened". Jesus didn't lie. The end times happened already in 70AD with the destruction of Jerusalem and the final judgement of the Old Covenant.

    As long as believers continue to cling to the "blessed hope" of an ever more sinful world and a magical rescue by Jesus then things will continue to get worse. At least in the areas where that terrible theology is allowed to linger. Millions are getting saved around the world every day, but not in America. And the main reason is belief in the lie of Darbyism. It doesn't require any faith or action for the world to become a worse place every day. This is NOT the great commission or God's Kingdom principle.

  6. Thanks for sharing about this very pertinent subject! Like you said, it seems far to many christian parents are naive about the VERY real traps awaiting their young'uns. While like you share, the open Internet is very dangerous place for children (and all of us who have red blood and hormones), I personally am more concerned about who my children play and interact with whether or not those individuals have access to electronic technology. I have felt it necesarry to begin giving guidelines and teaching on how to avoid sexual vices (porn, molesters, etc) at a very young age. Little by little as their understanding developes. In some ways I feel like I am taking some innocence from them by revealing to them that there are such things, but now my 8yr and 6yr old sons know what they are to do if they come across porn or an individual who begins making sexual advances on them. It is a war we are in! Thanks again for the warning and teaching!

  7. "They then brought the woman to Jesus, to be stoned, and Jesus said unto them: Give her a disease worse than aids to wipe her out!"

  8. this is one of the most important articles you have written yet. It pertains to all ages, infant to adult. It came at a perfect time because two other families along with my husband and I just started a small, family intergraded church. It is a huge reminder that though it is a small church we must still be always on our toes, and have hawk eyes to be looking out for the welfare of our children and families. We ordered extra copies to have on our book resource table at church.
    I am always thankful for your ministry and your obedience to what God has called you to do, not growing weary in doing good.
    Suzanne S.

  9. About a year and a half ago my husband confessed to me his addiction to porn. I knew that when he was a boy he had seen his brothers magazines, but I thought he had it under control. My husband has always had problems with depression, anger and suicidal thoughts. He showed no interest in having relations with me. He would have evil dreams and see witches in his dreams. I did not know what was wrong with him. He has always struggled with the assurance of his salvation and about four years ago, he put that struggle to rest. The addiction was better for a while, and then it reared its ugly head again. This time he hated porn and himself so much that he was seriously considering suicide. He prayed and asked God to help him or to take him home. The very next day someone called him from a local organization that helps people who are struggling with sexual sin. He has been a part of this group and it has helped him very much. He is not depressed or angry and has a clear mind. He came clean with me and confessed everything to me. I have read many books on the subject and now I feel like we can help others. I love my husband very much and I am willing to do whatever it takes to make this work. To others out there who are also struggling, please know that there is hope. Don't give up. Fight this ugly sin like you have never fought before. This sin doesn't discriminate. It might be the not so lovely person in the back alley or it might be your husband, son, brother, father, doctor, preacher or deacon. Though not as common it can also be a woman in your life. God loves you and he can help you.

  10. The answers given in "The Big Question". Ëngineered Lifestyle", and "Protecting Your Children Within", are totally naive. I wish they would work, but personal experience proves they wont. The only answer is constant prayers and Biblical teaching about the reality and overcoming of evil, along with honesty concerning what temptations they will face when they leave the safety of home. Isolating our precious children will never prepare them to make godly choices in this wicked world.

  11. WOW! "This Is the Last Righteous Generation" reads like a depressing and mixed message.
    He has a point on the huge shift in values and the availability of media, however there never was a "Righteous Generation"
    The only "Righteous" are depraved, unrighteous people who were brought to life and salvation through faith in God's provision of the Blood of Jesus.
    Even that faith is solely a gift of God's vast love and provision for his children.
    Michael wrote about "normalizing sins that will keep them out of heaven" I would understand the Bible to say ALL sin will have that effect, not just sins society hates. I further understand that Grace and Atonement is here for ALL who accept and believe in salvation through Jesus Christ.
    That is a simple, joyous message that will spark hope and gratitude.
    While the need for warning, educating and monitoring ourselves and our children is great, don't let this article take away the wide-eyed wonder and gratitude you experience as you realize the the grace and provision of our God!
    At the same time don't throw the baby out with bath water. This article is drastic enough to get the attention of many, and may save some from slavery to addiction.
    Michael and his dire writing here may not be all correct however, God works through imperfect people.
    If he wouldn't there would be none to carry on his work here.

  12. Read it. Intense. Super discouraging. :-/ Now I feel depressed. And mad. Thanks a lot. Ha. It is definitely a good read with lots of truth. But I'm annoyed with how incredibly negative and discouraging the writer is; leaving the reader with virtually no hope

  13. You are wrongfully blaming technology for people's sinful heart issues. Even with that, all cell phones are not "smart phones" some are just used to communicate via talk (just like a landline phone) or text (just like an note or email). I like your stuff, it is mostly common sense and always worth sharing and discussing with friends.