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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 22:28:29 -0700


* At 12 billion a year, the revenues of the porn industry in the U.S. 
are bigger than the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball combined. 
Worldwide porn sales are reported to be 57 billion. To put this in 
perspective, Microsoft, who sells the operating system used on 
most of the computers in the world (in addition to other software) 
reported sales of 36.8 billion in 2004. [-Family Safe Media]

* According to the Justice Department, in 1998 there were 28,000 
X-rated Web sites generating 925 million dollars in revenue. Within 
just three years this number increased to 280,000 X-rated Web sites. 

* 60% of all website visits are sexual in nature [-MSNBC Survey 2000]

* In December of 2000, the National Coalition to Protect Children 
and Families surveyed 5 Christian Campuses to see how the next 
generation of believers was doing with sexual purity:
48% of males admitted to current porn use
68% of males said they intentionally viewed a sexually explicit site 
at the school

* In a survey of over 500 Christian men at a men's retreat, over 90%
admitted that they were feeling disconnected from God because 
lust, porn, or fantasy had gained a foothold in their lives. As reported 
in an article on Pastors.com by Kenny Luck.

51% of Pastors say Internet pornography is a possible temptation. 
37% say it is a current struggle. 4 in 10 pastors have visited a porn 
website. ~Christianity Today, Leadership survey, Dec 2001

Of those polled at a Promise Keepers event, 50% said they had 
checked out pornographic material within the past week.

Here is a good article by George Barna to read:

Morality Continues to Decay

"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 
For men shall be lovers of their own selves... lovers of pleasures 
more than lovers of God." - 2 Timothy 3:1,4b

"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery,
fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idoltary, witchcraft, hatred,
variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, 
murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I told 
you in times past, that they which do such things shall not inherit 
the kingdom of God." - Gal 5:18-21

~SOURCE:  SermonIndex.net  - Moderator: Greg Gordon.