by Ernest Easley

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The Moral Collapse of America (4 of 5)
The Poison of Pornography
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
1 Thessalonians 4:3-7
January 25, 2004

We are continuing this morning our series of messages on The Moral Collapse of America, because America is sick! America is in trouble! And if America doesn't change her direction, she will fade away and go the way of the other great world empires who have turned their back on God!

If America continues down her current path, and God doesn't severely judge us, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!

Now so far in our study, we have considered three contributing factors to the moral collapse of America: Homosexuality, Adultery, and Abortion.

This morning, I want to talk to you about a fourth contributing factor to America's moral collapse! A factor that has been described as "the Christian's secret sin."

Now join me in the New Testament book of 1st Thessalonians! Let me tell you that living for Jesus today is like swimming up stream! For if the Devil cannot have your allegiance, he will try to get your attention. And if you are not careful, he will turn your attention into an addiction! And once you are addicted, once he gets you hooked, he has you living in bondage!

I don't know anything worse than for a child of God to be living in bondage! If you are in bondage to something, I can you tell that you are missing out on God's best! Jesus came to set you free from bondage!

Listen to Jeremiah 5.25, "And your sins have withheld good things from you." What a miserable existence: Living in bondage and missing His blessing!

An addiction, according to one man, "is an appetite that begs to be fed. It won't stop pleading until I satisfy it. And then, it's only silent for awhile."

And listen to the testimony of one woman who said that an addiction "is something that is on my mind almost all the time. If I'm awake, I'm either feeling guilty about what I've done, thinking about doing what I s ...

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