Sexual Idolatry

Jeremiah 17:1-3 ESV

“The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron; with a point of diamond it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of their altars, while their children remember their altars and their Asherim, beside every green tree and on the high hills, on the mountains in the open country.”

What is the sin of Judah? It is most certainly idolatry. But, what kind of idolatry? The references here to Asherim and to altars are specific references to sexual idolatry, and perhaps related to child sacrifice, too (Molech). And, that is the subject the Lord is leading me to talk about today.

Porn Addiction

Sexual idolatry and addiction is rampant in the church in America. The statistics are high for men addicted to porn, including maybe half or more of all pastors are reported as dabbling in or are addicted to porn. And, the numbers appear to be growing for women addicted to porn, as well.

A large percentage of children now are addicted to porn due to free and unsupervised access to the internet via personal computers, TV, tablets (like I Pads) and smart phones. And, this is not just happening in the homes, but in the church and in the schools, too. There are always back doors to stuff.

For, these devices are often now being used as babysitters, and parents are often glad to hand them over to children to keep them occupied so that the parents can do whatever it is that they do. And this is CHILD SACRIFICE! Too many children are being sacrificed on the altar of their parents’ idols.

But it isn’t just that. Parents who are addicted to porn and to sexual perversion will sometimes or often expose their children to sexually graphic material, and/or else they will sexually abuse their children themselves. And, so the children end up often following in the footsteps of their parents.

It is particularly bad if the parent, who may be an aging parent by this point, is still sexually addicted after a lifetime of sexual idolatry and addiction with no true heart change, and no true repentance, even though he may be claiming Jesus as his Lord and Savior and heaven as his eternal destiny.

And, so they do nothing to help their children out of their addiction, either, so the cycle continues, sometimes with no end in sight. And, more children get abused and sacrificed on the altar of the gods of lust and sexual perversion. And, marriages get broken, and families destroyed, and children’s lives are ruined by the sins of their parents, which were against them. And, it is only by the grace of God that these children have any hope.

Hypocritical Liars

Many people whose god is their sexual lust will never surrender their lives to Jesus Christ because they don’t want to let go of their idol. And, then we have the modern church of today coddling these addicts in their sin, giving them pacifiers and pats on the back and telling them that they are just to claim who they are in Christ to alleviate their guilt while they are sinning.

And, then we go one step further with the cheap grace gospel which has been adopted by the vast majority of the church. And, these who teach it, these thieves and robbers who are out to destroy the church, literally say or imply that one can be saved from his sin, be bound for heaven, and never die to his sin – never repent and never obey or submit to Jesus Christ.

And, this is blasphemy! This is utter disrespect and dishonor to Almighty God and to God the Son, Jesus Christ, who gave his life up for us on that cross so that we could be delivered from our slavery to sin, and so we could now becomes bond-servants (slaves) of God and of his righteousness.

So, they end up just playing games, pretending they are righteous and that they are in relationship with the Lord, while they willfully and premeditatively continue on their sinful course day after day and year after year and generation after generation with no obvious signs of remorse or repentance or honest confession and a desire to change.

But they play church just fine. They are pastors, elders, deacons, Bible teachers, small group leaders, scout masters, youth leaders, lay workers, and children’s workers, etc. And, they are those who are just spectators who don’t get involved in any ministries within the church at all, but who put on an air that they are walking in fellowship with the Lord.

So, spiritually speaking, they are fruitless for God’s eternal kingdom, for they have wasted their lives on their idols while they allowed the world to go to hell. For, they are self-consumed, self-gratified, self-indulgent, lovers of intoxication, who are irresponsible and who think only of themselves.

They are not dressed in righteousness but in filthy rags. And they walk according to the flesh and not according to the Spirit. And, they continue their sinful course no matter who they hurt in the process, and no matter for how long they continue to injure others, either. For they are self-consumed. For their sin is engraved on the tablet of their hearts while they refuse to open their hearts to the Lord and allow him to transform their hearts.

Jeremiah 17:3-4 ESV

“Your wealth and all your treasures I will give for spoil as the price of your high places for sin throughout all your territory. You shall loosen your hand from your heritage that I gave to you, and I will make you serve your enemies in a land that you do not know, for in my anger a fire is kindled that shall burn forever.”

So, the Lord Jesus is judging the idolatrous and adulterous church in America. That is what all these trials we are going through presently are about. And, this judgment is going to include a financial collapse at some point. It already has a moral collapse. And, now it is becoming lawless.

He is bringing our enemies against us in order to get his adulterous people to return to him, and to get those who make only a profession of faith in Jesus to be in genuine relationship with Christ, and so that many others will be saved from their sins and have eternal life with God, too.

For, the Lord wants to break those cycles of abuse, idolatry, addiction, and adultery. And, he wants to set people free from their slavery to sin, for that is why Jesus died on that cross. And, if that is where you are, in that cycle of addiction, abuse and idolatry, I pray you will surrender your lives to Jesus Christ today. Truly repent of your sins and let Jesus transform your heart and make it new in Christ.

Then, instead of being enslaved to sin, now you will be free to become slaves (bondservants) of God and of his righteousness. And, then you can be assured of eternal life with God, provided you continue in Christ and in obedience to him until the very end (Rom. 6:1-23; Rom. 8:1-17).

For Our Nation

An Original Work / September 11, 2012

Bombs are bursting. Night is falling.
Jesus Christ is gently calling
You to follow Him in all ways.
Trust Him with your life today.
Make Him your Lord and your Savior.
Turn from your sin. Follow Jesus.
He will forgive you of your sin;
Cleanse your heart, made new within.

Men betraying: Our trust fraying.
On our knees to God we’re praying,
Seeking God to give us answers
That are only found in Him.
God is sovereign over all things.
Nothing from His mind escaping.
He has all things under His command,
And will work all for good.

Jesus Christ is gently calling
You to follow Him in all ways.

Men deceiving: we’re believing
In our Lord, and interceding
For our nation and its people
To obey their God today.
He is our hope for our future.
For our wounds He offers suture.
He is all we need for this life.
Trust Him with your life today.

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