Dr. David Platt, an author and head of the International Mission Board, is challenging people to consider the dangerous connection that he sees between pornography consumption and prostitution and sex trafficking.
Platt believes that those who view porn may actually be contributing to the horrors of trafficking — a notion that he said many consumers don't typically consider.
"Every time someone views pornography online or on a mobile phone in a living room or office or wherever … they're contributing to a cycle of sex slavery from the privacy of [their] own computer or [their] own smart phone," he recently told the Christian Post.
The more that people consume porn, the more likely they are to seek "sexual fulfillment through prostitution," leading to virtual or physical prostitution, Platt said.
"And so you've got this relationship between pornography feeding prostitution and that increasing the demand for sex trafficking," he told the Christian Post.
Pornography and the sex trade are just two of the issues that Platt speaks on in his new book "Counter Culture," with the author and preacher encouraging people to consider the role they might be playing in helping perpetuate these issues.
"One of the clearest ways that we can address an issue like sex slavery is by start looking inward and saying are there things that I'm doing that are actually contributing to this?" he told the Christian Post. "And for scores of people, even among professing Christians … this is an issues that must be addressed."
Platt also recently told TheBlaze about "Counter Culture" and his concern that Christians are losing the ability to “speak freely and consistently with their beliefs.”
When this sort of silencing is allowed to happen as he believes it has against Christians today, Platt said that society finds itself chipping away at the “primary values our country was founded in.”
And he’s hoping to inspire other believers to speak out, like him, with “clarity and compassion.”
“I’m encouraging Christians to think through, ‘Am I going to live with conviction?’” he said, later adding, “Our culture now, in many ways, is labeling Christian beliefs not only different, but dangerous.”
Read more from Platt's interview with TheBlaze here.
(H/T: Christian Post)
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