Josh McDowell Says Christians Who Are Battling Porn During Coronavirus Quarantine ‘Are Going to Need More Than Jesus to Get Through’

Josh McDowell speaks at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2017. | (Photo: Courtesy of NCOSE)

Christians struggling with porn are going to need more than Jesus to get over their addiction, and that’s no heresy, says apologist and author Josh McDowell.

“Porn is by far the greatest cancer ever to the church,” McDowell said in an interview with The Christian Post, noting that the problem is particularly relevant given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is right at this moment destroying more churches, more pastors, more marriages, more people’s lives, more relationships than any one thing has ever done simultaneously in history,” he stressed.

Fueled by the 24/7 accessibility of the internet, the porn scourge is worsening at the moment, he said, in light of how everyone is staying indoors and increasingly isolated because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The author elaborated that when the pandemic passes, there will be an explosion of porn addiction because of the increased exposure, but far too many pastors will not address the issue because of shame, fear of exposure and fear of ignorance.

“If pastors do not rise up and address this issue, then we are pretty well spinning our wheels in so many areas,” McDowell said. But they are going to need more than Jesus to get through addiction.

“I put it this way: When it comes to porn and most things in your life, you need more than Jesus. And oh, that just irritates some Christians because they don’t know the Bible.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Josh McDowell