October 5, 2012 (Psalm 4:2)
October 5, 2012
‘How long will you love delusions (‘what is worthless’ NAB) and seek false gods (‘chase after lies’ NAB)’? (Ps. 4:2)
By the end of the eighties, VCRs were eclipsed by affordable home computers that, thanks to the Internet, opened up a sensual super-highway—gay, straight, bestial. Boundaries were broken, the most vile imaginings accessible, at a rate never before experienced by humankind. More violent than occult lit, porn incinerated the walls protecting our heart and memory bank. Once exposed, humanity could never view its fellows with the same innocence.
‘I will walk in my house blameless heart. I will set before my eyes no vile thing.’ (Ps. 101:2, 3)
‘Our gates have been burned with fire, and we are in disgrace.’ (Neh. 1:17)
‘Father, forgive us for the idols in our eyes and heart. We have violated the essence of Your creation through porn. Our temples are defiled, and our shame is ever before us. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we confess our sins of cowardice and compromise. We have violated Your holy commands in regards to what we have done to our bodies and other bodies. And in our compromise we have become cowards, unwilling to stand for what we know to be true for the dignity of all. We ask that You might have mercy on Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington; uphold marriage in these states, and in our nation, as the Supreme Court prepares to rule on ‘gay marriage.’