Call To Arms

  • Every day is a battle for Christian purity and integrity in our lives as disciples of Christ ... Thereby, we must become well-armed for warfare  Thus we are called to implement Ephesians 6:10-13 [NIV] – Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
  • A majority (59%) of 15-24 year-olds, think seeing pornography on the Internet encourages young people to have sex.

  • The sex industry generates over 14 billion dollars annually, more revenue than the NHL, NFL, MLB, Nascar, and the NBA COMBINED.

  • More than 90% of youth, ages 8 – 12 have viewed hardcore pornography more than once.

  • According to the American Academy of Pediatrics,  “In the absence of effective, comprehensive sex education at home or in the schools, television, the Internet and other media have become the leading sex educators of children and adolescents today.”

  • Fact: There are more American households with five or more televisions than there are with only one.

  • Fact: Approximately 74% of American households equipped with a phone-line have Internet service.  57 Million Americans have Internet access.

  • Fact:57% of American children (8 – 16) have television sets in the privacy of their bedrooms.

  • Fact: One in three of American children have computers in their bedrooms.

  • Reality: Parents rely mostly on personal observation and setting guidelines for their children's Internet access. One in two parents do not use any blocking or filtering software. (FamilyPC Survey, August, 2001)

According to a March 2005 study by Pew Internet and American Life Project [and that was over a decade ago] 

  • 81% of parents of online teens say that teens aren’t careful enough when giving out information about themselves online and 79% of online teens agree with this.

  • 65% of all parents and 64% of all teens say that teens do things online that they wouldn’t want their parents to know about.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “In the absence of effective, comprehensive sex education at home or in the schools, television, the Internet and other media have become the leading sex educators of children and adolescents today.”

Various studies conclude;

  • More than 90% of youth, ages 8-12 have viewed hardcore pornography more than once!

  • It only takes a single viewing of pornography – especially for boys – to trigger sinful pursuit of sex and a lifetime addiction.

Diagnostic questions …

  • Do you have a computer in a child’s room?  How about Smart phones with Internet access?

  • Do you have a TV in a child’s room?  With unmonitored cable?

  • Do you have an Internet-connected, unmonitored and unfiltered computer in the home?

  • Do you have a family policy for television viewing?  Is it enforced?

  • Do you use parental controls on your television set to filter content?

  • Do you have cable or satellite?  Premium movie channels?  Pay-per-view locked?

  • Do you feel threatened by the constant onslaught of hypersexualized advertising on TV, radio and bill-boards?

  • Do you feel the friction of trying to lead the life of a Christian in our sex-crazed society?

  • Do you feel the need to make changes in your life and in your family’s life?  Do you know what to do?

  • Does your church have a program in place to help parents and families deal with the issues of pornography, sexuality and habitual sin?

Do you have a plan?  A game plan or a battle plan?

If you answered “yes” to even a single initial question above,  our Battle Plan Ministries website can help with resources, recommendations, best practices, accountability and discipleship training.

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