Watchman on the Wall, by Jennifer LeClaire

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Can Christians Blame Their Porn Addictions on Apple?

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Neither the devil nor Apple can make us do anything. So who's to blame for Christian porn addictions?

In a headline that may remind Christians of the old “devil made me do it” excuse for sinning, an admitted porn addict is suing Apple for opening the door to his naughty habits and destroying his marriage.

Chris Sevier, 36, filed a 50-page complaint with the Tennessee Supreme Court blaming Apple for neglecting to install a porn filter on new devices. The way he reasons it, if Apple had taken steps to make sure customers can’t watch porn on its iconic computer, he wouldn’t be in bondage to sexual immorality.

Sevier also points the finger at Apple for horrible acts like sex trafficking and even the proliferation of Viagra commercials on late night TV. What does Sevier want? Money, of course.

Paul warned that in the last days, men would be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, unholy, unforgiving, without self-control and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God (2 Tim. 3:1-4). We're seeing this prophetic word come to pass even in this hour.

Unfortunately, Sevier is not the only one shifting the blame—or at least turning a blind eye to the dark forces that are truly propagating pornography in this hour. Many Christians, too, are blind to the spirit of immorality’s impact on their lives.

A ChristiaNet poll reveals that 50 percent of all Christian men and 20 percent of all Christian women are addicted to pornography. Yes, addicted. Not just one-time viewers or even frequent users. Addicted. What is more, 60 percent of the women who answered the survey admitted to having significant struggles with lust, and 40 percent admitted to being involved in sexual sin in the past year.

In a recent Pastors.com survey, 54 percent of pastors surveyed said they had viewed porn within the past year. Consider this: Even as the church fights against the sex-trade industry, part of the church is unwittingly supporting it through pornography. The depths of this wickedness, then, are sadly ironic, much like Sevier’s case against Apple.

Thank God for ministries that help Christians and others addicted to porn. We've seen inspiring testimonies from pastors and others who have broken these chains of bondage. But the first step is admitting the problem. If you are addicted to pornography, reach out to one of the many Christian ministries online for help, like XXX Church.

Jennifer LeClaire is news editor at Charisma. She is also the author of several books, including The Spiritual Warrior's Guide to Defeating Jezebel. You can email Jennifer at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit her website hereYou can also join Jennifer on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.

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