Pastor Perry Noble Reveals He Doubted His Salvation and Almost Quit the Ministry Because of His Porn Addiction

Perry Noble
Perry Noble

Pornography isn’t that big of a deal….that’s what I used to think.

How I Got Addicted to Porn

When I was 14 years old, my dad and I bought one of the first satellite dishes. It gave me access to hundreds of channels including pornography nearly any time I wanted to see it.

We didn’t keep the satellite dish forever—but it began my addiction. All throughout high school I purchased magazines and developed a very unrealistic view of sex and an extremely unhealthy view of women. I didn’t see anything wrong with what I was doing.

I Wanted Out…

That all changed in May of 1990 when I accepted Christ…and my life was changed. I knew pornography was wrong and not what God wanted for me, but I had sown the seeds of a porn addiction into my life for more than five years. I wanted the desire to look at porn to go away overnight…but it didn’t.

In fact, I struggled with it for the next 10 years. Porn was my “secret sin” no one knew about. The struggle was real and emotionally and spiritually intense. I doubted my salvation, I almost walked away from the ministry, I thought that God hated me…I just could not get control of the addiction.

When The Internet Happened

In 1996 I was introduced to the Internet…and that’s when things almost spiraled out of control. It wasn’t a big deal at first…I was just going to “research and see” what was out there so I could be a “more effective minister.”

I lived a roller-coaster life with my porn addiction. I would do really good for a while, even going months without looking at porn…and then BAM…I would surf the Internet for several days in a row, yielding to the lure of the enemy’s voice.

Finally in March of 2000, I decided I was done and going to get free from this addiction. I was getting married in April of that year and I knew a pornography addiction would destroy my marriage.

I can honestly say for the past 14 years I’ve been free of my porn addiction and I thank God who has provided me the strength.

I know I am not alone in this struggle and the good news is you can be free from it too.

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SOURCE: XXX Church
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