Pastor John Hohe, who pastors a church in Ohio, is quick to point out that during Jesus Christ’s ministry on earth, he covered some uncomfortable topics in his parables. Jesus was also known to hang out with people who were considered the dregs of Israelite society. By doing so, many of them got saved and changed their wicked ways.
In keeping with that spirit, Hohe has asked a former porn actress to speak at his church in Powell, Ohio on Sunday night. Children under 12 won’t be allowed. The pastor says he is not afraid to cover tough topics like pornography because covering such topics is in line with what the gospel is all about. It gives people hope that no matter how far they are from God, there is forgiveness, mercy, grace, and love through Jesus Christ.
Crissy Moran was in the porn industry for six years, collecting a paycheck of $15,000 a month. However, all that money and the things that went with the industry did not bring her the satisfaction in life she thought it would. She gave her life to Christ and walked away from the industry in 2006 and now travels the country to share how the Lord changed her life and her way of thinking.
Given the problems churches have with large numbers of churchgoers into pornography, I think it’s great that a pastor is willing to tackle the topic with his congregation. And he’s doing it with the blessings of his wife and congregation. After all, even the apostles followed in Christ’s footsteps by reaching people involved in sins of every kind (having, of course, been forgiven of sin themselves), noting in their writings how God brought the saved out of sinful lifestyles:
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6 [emphasis mine]
I thank God for pastors & other believers like him who can discuss tough real life situations genuinely seasoned with the wisdom of God’s Holy Spirit.
Source: Church Brings in Ex-Porn Star To Deliver Message. 10TV. 10TV.com. Friday, March 8, 2013.