Pornography a serious problem, preacher tells varsity students

Faith, Normal

The National, Thursday 6th September, 2012

STUDENT leaders of fellowship groups from the University of Papua New Guinea sprinkled salt in front of the forum square on the Waigani Campus on Aug 26 as a sign of repentance and reclaiming what was defiled through sexual immorality.
That happened before a three-night media seminar last weekend organised by the Lutheran Students Congregation on the topic “Flood of media danger”.
The guest speaker for the media seminar was the PNG University of Technology deputy bursar and Lae Our Saviour Lutheran church association pastor Bapa Bomoteng and his wife, Eunice, led the students and church leaders to sprinkle salt in front of the forum square as sign of reclaiming what the devil had stolen.
The theme of the seminar was “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him” (Isaiah 59:19).
Bomoteng said the enemy had brought cunning and massive destruction through media with pornography, through social networks, text messaging, mobile phones and computers, and internet, which was affecting the lives of thousands around the world, including PNG.
He said pornography was se­riously affecting young and old, and even children in the country.
“As technology is increasing at an alarming rate, evil is rising and coming in like a flood,” he said. 
“But we have hope in the Word of God in Isaiah 59:19.
“When the enemy shall come in like a flood with all these destructive evil forces into people’s lives, the spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard (banner) against the flood,” Bomoteng said. He said people were not just viewing but becoming addicted to pornography. 
“It is a very serious issue that needs to be addressed at the go­vernment level. 
“Marriages and relationships are breaking and families are tearing apart because of pornography.
“The enemy has crept in with lust through pornography.
“People affected include pastors, youth leaders, church musicians and of course the members. No one in Christian circles is immune to this attack,” Bomoteng said.
He encouraged anyone struggling with pornography, to send a prayer request or request teachings about biblical standards on mora­lity and/or pornography and lust to his email: [email protected]