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Pornography addiction & steps to freedom

NASHVILLE (BP) -- In every age and culture there are certain habits of sinful behavior that are particularly common and overwhelmingly destructive. In modern Western cultures one of the most soul-destroying habits is consumption of pornography, which leads us to commit adultery in our hearts. For this reason (see Matthew 5:28) we should give special scrutiny to how habits of porn consumption develop and how they can, by the power of the Gospel, be overcome. Job 31:1 describes how to sever the shackles of porn.

Breaking the Chains of Pornography

In modern Western cultures one of the most soul-destroying habits is consumption of pornography, which leads us to commit adultery in our hearts.

FIRST-PERSON: Planned Parenthood by the numbers

Joe Carter of the SBC Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission relays 10 facts about Planned Parenthood's practices, scope and finances. Among them: $528,400,000 is the amount of revenue the abortion provider received from government health services, grants and reimbursements in 2014.

The HHS mandate: What’s at stake?

[QUOTE@right@180="Not even Jesus' ministry would qualify for this [abortion mandate] exemption, because He fed, healed, served and taught non-Christians."]WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a pair of cases that challenge the HHS mandate requiring most private companies' insurance to provide coverage for contraceptives and abortifacients. ...

Religious liberty & ministers’ tax exemption

The ministerial housing allowance, now buffeted by a federal district court judge, has a storied history and continues to carry ongoing church-state and religious liberty significance.

FIRST-PERSON: Casinos & gambling

Joe Carter of the SBC's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission relays key facets of a new report from the Council on Casinos, a group dedicated to fighting the spread of gambling in America.

ERLC hosts panel on religious liberty

WASHINGTON (BP) -- "Societies destroy themselves," said Timothy Shah, "when they limit the religious freedom of their citizens."