Men’s ministry Promise Keepers leader denounces pornography, saying people should run away from such sin “because it will separate us from God, from our kids, from our wives.”
The use of pornography stats is no joke, even for Christians trapped in addiction. That is why the Promise Keepers leader urges people to run from their sinful inclinations.
During the Promise Keepers Marriage Summit 2022, ministry chair and CEO Ken Harrison shared an alarming story from a group of guys. These guys admitted they “couldn’t help themselves” regarding pornography use. Then the guys reasoned that “God created them that way,” referring to a man’s heightened desire for sex.
“I said, ‘no, no, no,'” Ken remembered. “God didn’t create you to be that way. God created you to have an intense longing for your wife. For the two to become one flesh. Sin created that same longing for every other woman.”
Flee From Sexual Immorality
“The Bible says we must flee from sin; it’s an action,” he explained. “It’s a running in terror from it because it will separate us from God, from our kids, from our wives.”
Further, the ministry chair added how men “believe the lie that they are beholden to their sexual desires.” But that is not what the Word of God says about our sinful desires.
Ken highlighted 1 Corinthians 6:18, where Paul the Apostle urged believers to “flee from sexual immorality.” Then he stressed, “The Bible didn’t tell you to flee from lustful desires when it couldn’t actually happen. You can’t get there in your flesh, you can’t get there by trying harder. You can’t get there by feeling guilty. But you can get there by giving your life over to Christ.”
Also, Ken addressed women’s use of porn. And that the reason why they do it is not because they enjoy it, nor any sort of fulfillment. But rather, they use it as a means of escape from pain. Because they have “been sexually traumatized, or abused, or trafficked” at some point in their lives.
“Those people who are making that movie are not doing it because they’re your friends,” he said. “They’re doing it because every time you click on a mouse, they make more money to exploit more women.”