Do We Have A Problem?

This was shared with me at a recent Circuit Visitor meeting.  The presenter was Ted Kober of Ambassadors of Reconciliation.  Please take the quiz.  The answers are at the bottom.

  1. What percentage of men ages 18 to 34 acknowledge visiting a pornographic website in a typical month?  a. 10%  b. 30%  c. 50%  d. 70%
  2. What percentage of those accessing sexually explicit websites are women? a. Less than 5% b. 10-15% c. 20-25% d. 30-35%
  3. What percentage of children between the ages of 11 and 16 has viewed pornography on the Internet?  a. 10%  b. 40%  c. 67% d. 90%
  4. What time of the day do most visits to sexually explicit websites occur?  a. Early morning b. Daytime  c. Evening  d. Late at night
  5. Which of the following statements is true?

a)      In 2002, two-thirds of the divorce lawyers from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reported that Internet porn plays a major role in divorce.

b)      29% of born-again adults in the U.S. think it is morally acceptable to view movies with explicit sexual behavior.

c)      The U.S. Customs Service estimates that 100,000 websites offer illegal child pornography.

d)      Youth with significant exposure to sex in the media were shown to be 2.2 times more likely to have sexual intercourse at ages 14 to 16.

Satan has invaded and tarnished the many blessings the new media of technology has brought us.  Many of us recognize the danger but have become desensitized, or somehow the new sexual culture has simply been normalized in many of our lives.

The explanation to the Sixth Commandment is clear.  “We should fear and love God so that we lead a sexually pure and descent life in what we say and do, and husband and wife love and honor each other.”

We must all become aware of this sexual form of temptation.  We must be ready to help and restore others when we know or see this temptation.  We are children of hope because the Gospel changes everything.  “When we confess our sins, God - who is faithful and just - will forgive all our sins.”  “God did not send Jesus into the world to condemn the world but to save.”

Pastor Bill












1) d, 2) d, 3) d, 4) b, 5) all true