These are the last days. Jesus Christ is now preparing for his second coming (Matthew 24:32-33). So none of us should be surprised when we see prophecy fulfilled. Prophets, including Isaiah and Paul (2 Timothy 3:1–5; Isaiah 2:11-12), foresaw our perilous times. We learn about the moral condition of these “last days” in this scripture saying people would “be lovers of their own selves, … without natural affection, … lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God,” (2 Timothy 3:2–4) . For this to be achieved, some must promote Satan’s teachings. While others fight against them and “wrestle … against the rulers of the darkness of this world, [and] against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12).
One of my “wrestles”
As conflicts between nations escalate, as cowardly terrorists prey on the innocent, and as corruption in everything from business to government becomes increasingly commonplace, we may be blinded to what’s happening in our own homes, schools and neighborhoods.
A few weeks ago I was sitting in the Healthy Sexuality breakout session at the Walt Disney World Dolphin resort in Orlando, Florida. I was attending the 2016 Conference of Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). As an approved Utah Department Of Corrections sex-specific provider, I’m required to have so many hours of CEUs to maintain my certificates to deliver sex-specific treatment services. Sex-specific professionals from around the world attend this conference to learn the Standard of Care for working with those with sexual problems.
As I’m sitting in the Healthy Sexuality class I was amazed how the world’s morals and values have changed during my 40 years of being a provider of mental health services. There were numerous examples during this several day conference my Christian upbringing “wrestled” with Satan’s successful promotion of “lovers of pleasure” and “loss of natural affection.”
Sexual pleasure without natural affection
Given my work with juveniles having sexual problems I was absolutely astonished at the workshop presenters’ general acceptance of:
1) Teens using some porn 👉 Professionals promoting acceptance of youth looking at porn while they are developmentally going through puberty is one of the stupidist things I’ve ever heard of! 👎👎 and
2) Teens being sexually active with one another without a relationship 👉 We call it a “Hook-up” or “Friends with Benefits”. Where strangers / acquaintances meet, give consent, have sex and go their separate ways – there is no relationship / no natural affection. It’s all about sexual pleasure.
“Good Sex” for teens
The Domestic Violence Center in Australia website provides guidelines when youth are to have sex: “Good sex is all about asking questions, getting clear answers, listening and respecting your boyfriend, girlfriend or hookup’s choices.” This organization provides a script for teens to make sure they get “consent” before having “good sex.” The “Good Sex” script suggest that youth should ask questions before and during their sexual encounter. Questions like:
What would you like me to do? … If your partner: grumbles, groans or makes other uncomfortable noises stop and find out what they’re thinking … Sorry to ask, but do you have any STIs? … and if things go wrong during the sexual encounter: Sneak your keys, phone and money into your pockets or underwear, and say, “Mind my bag for a minute, I’ll be right back”, then get as far away as you can. You may have to fool the person by leaving your handbag or jacket behind, so that it’s not obvious that you’re gone. 👉 Really! I’m going to teach this to my 15 year-old? I’m amazed that Satan could influence anyone, let alone professionals, to believe such lies. This kind of garbage makes me think I should have been a plumber, not a psychologist. Blah, Blah, Blah
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I’ve had clients shortly after the ‘Hook-up” 👉 and legal charges had been filed, who can’t even remember their victim’s / sexual partner’s name!
“Ethical porn use” for teens
And how about the “Itstimewetalked.com” promoting “Ethical use of porn for teens.” 👉 Sounds like an oxymoron “teens” and “ethical use of porn.” This organization recommends teens:
Become a choosey consumer? If you don’t think you will avoid porn altogether, you can still make choices about your use. While not all porn is the same, in heaps of it, people are treated badly. So, it can be hard to find porn that is more ethical.
Here are some of this curriculum’s guidelines for teens to “ethically” use while viewing porn:
- avoid porn that looks like people were unsafe during production – for example, porn that shows unprotected sex or bodily fluids in people’s mouths or eyes.
- avoid porn in which anyone is being pressured, hurt, abused or degraded. This might not always be obvious, because often the performers look like they’re loving it, even if they’re not – because it’s their job to make it look that way. If you think it’s likely that in real life most people don’t want to be treated that way, then you might ask yourself: ‘Is this the sort of porn I want to get off on?’
- 👉 I recommend you DON’T
tryteach this at home. This is like putting gas on a fire and expecting it not to burn. 🙁 See: What Do Twinkies and Porn Have in Common?
Coming to a school near you❓❗ There was a line of ATSA members waiting to purchase this School Porn Curriculum. If you’re interested in learning more see: Why is porn an issue for schools?
A prophecy fulfilled before Jesus Christ’s return
General acceptance of using porn and being sexually active without a relationship are excellent examples of “… lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God…” and sexual arousal “without natural affection.”
👉 This latter-day prophecy “☑ DONE.”
Are you a little concerned about your children or grandchildren growing up in these last days? Have your children and grandchildren check out: Voices For Virtue. Here over a million Christian youth from around the world gather to support one another in virtuous living. For example, they actual virtue pledge to believe in God and to have sex after marriage. As parents and grandparents check out PornProofingKids.com for curriculum to inoculate your child from porn abuse and sexual promiscuity.