Steven Lawson: God’s Sovereignty over America

Steven Lawson brings us this message regarding God’s sovereignty over America. Well worth the time spent to listen it. Here’s a quote that lept out at me: “There’s no panic in heaven. There’s only plans being carried out by God.”

Porn’s Effect on Our Children

UPDATE: The previous YouTube video I embedded no longer is available. I’ve included another one which demonstrates my point just as well.

When I signed into my MSN Messenger this morning, I saw a link to an article about the effects that the mainstreaming of pornography has had on American culture. Here’s a snippet:

All it takes is one look at MySpace photos of teens to see examples—if they aren’t imitating porn they’ve actually seen, they’re imitating the porn-inspired images and poses they’ve absorbed elsewhere. Latex, corsets and stripper heels, once the fashion of porn stars, have made their way into middle and high school.

You can read the whole article here.

American culture only continues its slow descent into the miry quicksand of immorality. The fact that even our children have become sexualized shows how far removed the hand of God is from our nation. 

Little girls have lost their innocence; it has been stolen by the god-hating media we surround ourselves with. And the influence of that media is pervasive. Television shows like Bratz, which I’ve posted a video of below, are marketed towards little girls and aired during the hours they watch. Hannah Montana, who gyrates and dresses like she does for Jesus, is the idol of millions of young girls. Thousands pay hundreds of dollars to scream and dance at concerts. Subtly, our little girls are urged to adopt the mentality that they are nothing more than the pleasure objects of men.

It is our job as husbands and fathers to guard the purity of our wives and daughters, no matter what the cost.