There are millions of demon-possessed people in the United States—possessed by the unclean spirit of lust.
Satan, the prince of this world, fans the flames of lust in the hearts of men and women. Playing on one of the strongest urges of nature—one that, when controlled, is one of God’s great gifts to mankind—Satan has down through the ages perverted it, wherever he can, for the destruction of his victims.
Some may think it fantastic to say that lust is a demon, but let them not forget that there is perhaps no more vulnerable point in the human personality, and that sex obsession has been a prime reason for personal and national disintegration all through human history.
America seems to have gone nearly to the limit in worship at the shrine of sex. In every medium of communication today, authors, publishers, producers, and advertisers vie with one another in encouraging lust.
History is filled with records of religions that have fostered unbridled lust, some through phallic objects of worship, others by the use of cult prostitutes. But not until the last few years has the Christian Church been infiltrated by those who have regarded the Seventh Commandment as relative. Through the permissiveness and twisted philosophy of the “new morality” and “situation ethics,” these persons have attempted to break down the moral concepts and restraints of God’s holy laws. Our risen Lord’s denunciation of those in the church at Pergamum who “taught” men to “commit fornication” (Rev. 2:14) is going unheeded by these new apostles of “freedom,” with devastating results to themselves and to their victims—usually young people.
Perhaps only those from whom this demon has been exorcised can tell the sordid story of lives so possessed. Like David of ...1
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