Educating Pastors to Protect them against Pornography Usage in the Current Age
Despite the widespread access to pornography and the amount of pastors who have become addicted to pornography, little has been done to prepare the pastor to deal with his own pornography problems. Scripture urges pastors to live a life of integrity, free from sexual immorality. The facts show the pastor is susceptible to pornography addiction. He, though a man of God, is still vulnerable to pornography along with the rest of society. Pastors need to be trained to deal with and protect themselves from pornography addiction. The following pages illuminate how great of a hold pornography has on the United States and the pastors within the nation. Pornography causes adverse effects to the physical, mental, and spiritual health of the pastor and will certainly affect his ministry as well. However, there is hope. There are some guidelines and pointers for helping the pastor out of pornography addiction. This thesis concludes education is the key to stopping the hold of pornography over pastors. Perhaps seminaries are the best place to begin delegating class time to the education of pastors about both the effects of pornography and the best ways to prevent them.