Protecting pornography also protects prostitution

The ban of a pedophilic book by Ireland’s censorship board recently took to the news. The book was published by a United States pornography distributor and is the first book in 18 years to be banned by the board. When I looked for references to it in media, I was dismayed to see it was only discussed in conjunction with the news from Ireland. Child pornography is illegal in the States yet I saw no mention of it in American media in the first ten or so pages of search results for the book.
 
When I looked closer at United States child pornography laws, I saw a reason why the book was ignored. The laws only made visual depictions of child porn illegal and does not address anything written or non-visual.
 
Our laws need to change to prohibit all forms of child porn. The First Amendment for the freedom of speech is often brought up to justify the unrestricted production of material, but I don’t see any difference between written or any other non-visual forms of pornography with forms using images. I commend Ireland for banning the book. It is righteous to not allow that material into their country. Pornography degrades people’s morals when it is accepted, however, I would like to see countries everywhere go further and ban pornography and its production in general.
 
Pornography of any kind harms people by allowing sexual immorality and its mind-sets to be perpetuated and then acted upon. Making pornography is actually no different than other forms of prostitution and when you use it to satisfy your lusts then it is also no different than participating with the prostitute (1 Corinthians 6:15-16; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17). Why then should pornography be protected by laws when prostitution is a crime?
 
The wide-spread acceptance of porn and overly sexual material in media has been corrupting the morals of every culture it’s been allowed in. There is little moral value in that kind of material or in protecting people from making it, such as with First Amendment arguments. It’s like legalizing prostitution, abortion and other sins. Doing so serves to make immorality acceptable, which brings about the acceptance of more and more sin. When that happens people can no longer see the difference between right and wrong, and society as a whole goes down dark paths it cannot return from. Unfortunately, this country and many more around the world are already too far down the wrong paths. It can only bring disaster in the end.
 
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Submit To Lawful Authority

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The Apple Corporation is refusing to cooperate with law enforcement to unlock a suspected terrorist’s cell phone as well as devices in other cases. They claim it will set precedent that will affect their customers’ privacy. However, there is no problem with unlocking the devices. Law enforcement already unlocks and looks through criminals’ computers and other devices, and if you are a criminal suspect then your rights to privacy should be expected to be taken away. Apple is not being told to compromise all their customers’ security or privacy by cooperating with law enforcement. In fact, it is sin for them to refuse lawful authority when they have no valid grounds to resist (Romans 13:1-5). God put government and authority over us for the better good and we have an obligation to respect that, so if there are no issues of Godly authority or commands being violated then a righteous company or organization should submit to reasonable requests from authority.

9-11 Was No Government Conspiracy

This guidance is about United States currency printed in the 1990’s and guidance given to Jonathan Cahn about the 9-11 attacks, which he shared in his 2011 book, The Harbinger.
It shows again the great amount of control God has over our world. I’ve seen this minute detail in God’s control over things many, many times. He even wove it into our languages (see The Meaning Of Numbers).

Here, we see it in bills when they are folded into the structure of common paper airplanes. The pictures revealed on the folded bills give exact prophetic images of the airliner terror attacks on both the Twin Towers of New York and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. These bills were printed and designed many years before 9-11 in 2001, and the level of control is stunning as can be seen by the progression of images from small bill denominations to large. Some bills even have prophetic images on both sides as you can see in the photos below.

Some people thought there must have been a government conspiracy to produce the bills like that and carry out the 9-11 attacks, but there is no government conspiracy, and I don’t believe any humans have the skill to pull off such level of detail in the folded images. They correspond with actual photographs of the 9-11 attacks perfectly as you can see below.

Why would God do this? People could not understand why God allowed the 9-11 attacks to occur and the church often denied that a loving God would bring judgment, but the church often does not see God’s wholeness of character and forgets He is Judge of all. He brings both the good and the bad and created the light and the dark (1 Samuel 2:6-7; Isaiah 45:7; Lamentations 3:38; Job 12:23; Jeremiah 31:28).

The 9-11 terror attacks and the financial disasters afterward were judgments on our nation, as well as warnings to turn around from sin and from denying God in our lives. That was revealed in Jonathan Cahn’s book, The Harbinger. It contained a lot of factual evidence of the truth with appropriate references. The evidence was presented in a fictional story, but we must look past that and see God’s fingerprint in the real world events and physical objects that were weaved in fine detail to tell us that our nation’s divine protection and blessings, like Israel’s, have come to an end because of its support for sin, like legalizing abortion and supporting homosexual civil unions, as well as our wrong focuses in life, like having too much of the wrong kinds of pride, idolizing money and other material things.

The reality of this state of affairs is disheartening, but Jonathan Cahn talked about further judgment being averted. These disasters were meant to wake up the nation and world, so that they would change their ways. If we can turn back unrighteous laws and bring back God and His ways into our lives as well as government, then this nation as well as others could avoid further judgment. May that be. Amen.

Update 3/11/2016 – I noticed Ezekiel 4:9 bread from Food For Life Baking Company, Inc.  is for sale in major grocery stores. After seeing what that Scripture is about, I knew it connected to the guidance here about national judgment and warning for our country and others all over the world.

Like the many signs shared by Johnathan Cahn in his book, I’m sure the makers of this bread do not realize their part in confirming prophecy of warning and judgment. Ezekiel 4:9 is where the prophet is told to symbolically siege Jerusalem and then lay on his side and eat the grain bread as a sign to the people that their nation would fall to Babylon.

When I saw this bread was a sign from God of coming judgment, I wept like Jesus did as He approached Jerusalem and saw the city, saying, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace…” (Luke 19:41).

Know now the time of warning is ending, and nations and the church everywhere must turn from sin and go back to God’s true ways to have peace for their lives, families and countries. A righteous walk of moving towards the Pure Bride by removing sin from ourselves, the church and our nations will help us avoid the judgment of peoples in this age of the Tribulation. The church is not correct that the Rapture will save believers from that since the Rapture is actually post-Tribulation (see 3/3/2009 for details).

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Disastrous Conclusions

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Jumping to conclusions can be very dangerous. In a famous battle between Russia and the UK in the Crimea (Ukraine 1854), many needless casualties resulted when Lord Raglan’s command to “advance rapidly” was mistaken to mean “attack immediately” by lower commanders. Raglan meant their troops to proceed swiftly with a plan to attack the Russians in a valley that would bring them behind the enemy, but the commander in charge of the cavalry thought the order was to make a direct frontal attack immediately. The attack was a disaster.

What this has to do with the church is, people often jump to the wrong conclusions with guidance from God, from Scripture or otherwise, and then “attack” with it. We have to view God’s guidance as a whole and in context, as well as wait for His complete plan to be given before we run with guidance. But because the church often draws the wrong conclusions from one or two pieces of information, she has built a church that is divided and is teaching in error.

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The Slippery Slope of Popular Media

Popular media can be a slippery slope. Have you paid attention to the lyrics and themes used in popular music, TV shows and movies? Songs on the radio and popular media constantly talk about sex, lust and other inappropriate focuses. TV, movies and Internet media do the same things. They are too brazen in showing lust in all kinds of things and do little or nothing to show those focuses corrupt us. Many even idolize those lusts and pursuits, which makes people covet them and chase after them all the more. All this media is popular because people think it’s amusing or arousing; they accept it all too readily. But children, especially, should not be taught to accept those things before they’re mature enough to see what is right and wrong.
Acceptance of sin and unrighteous behavior is a slippery slope that escalates what may seem trivial, like excessively crude jokes, into more and more serious sin that will bring great harm because you begin to think that behavior is fine, such as having unwed sex or supporting abortion. That kind of thinking and the acceptance of sin is what brings down great nations. It happened in Russia and is happening to the United States and other nations around the world now.
We can’t control everything our children are exposed to. We must live in this world, not become xenophobes or isolationists. After all, how can we help people with God’s Light if we only keep to ourselves and communities of like-minded people?
However, we must protect Godly values and wisdom and trust God to keep our loved ones safe when we cannot. Our responsibly as Godly parents, teachers and leaders is to make sure our children know what is right and wrong in God’s eyes and that accepting the wrong focuses of the world is not what God wants. Teach them and pray for them so they are strengthened in true righteous wisdom, because not all church or spiritual wisdom is truly from God. Do that so they will turn away from committing sin when they are tempted.
“[God and salvation through Christ] teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and Godly lives in this present age… these are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority…” (Titus 2:11-15)

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