RESTORING YOUR SEXUALITY 20 – Sexually deviant behaviour cont’d


Some more…….

PEDOPHILIA
Pedophilia usually has two main roots:
1. Sexual imprinting with other children as a child or molestation by an adult;
2. Stunted emotional development.

They are insecure around adults. They are more comfortable around children. This is a very difficult issue to minister to because of the retarded emotional development. Because of it, they are selfish, impulsive, and lack self-control. They are unable to understand long term consequences.

Not only does the sexual imprinting have to be ministered to, God has to release maturity either supernaturally or through process. Without it, they will continue to desire having their sexual and emotional needs met through children.

This is a rampant sin throughout the world and it is destroying children. They are being exploited, even kidnapped and sold to meet this perverted desire. We must press in to God for the faith and power to see healing come in this area.

Pedophilia has basically been determined to be incurable in the world’s eye. They really have no hope for real freedom for these people. Basically, they must stay incarcerated if convicted and afterwards their presence always has to be known in a community.

This is a form of protection but does not offer hope to the pedophile. I believe there is freedom in Christ but because of both the sexual and emotional components, it can be a lot of work. While they are in a ministry process, they need to be highly accountable.

Their actual protection is people in their lives knowing. It holds them more accountable.

To protect our children in a church setting, if we have a pedophile with a known history, we need to make that known to church leadership and to parents with children.
🔷They should have no ministry contact with children.
🔷They should not help in children or youth ministry.
🔷They should not be allowed to buy children special gifts.
🔷They should never be left alone with children. They must know that their behaviour around the children will be closely monitored.

If it is presented in a proper way, the church membership should still be able to receive them in love as they walk out their restoration.

It needs to be explained in such a way that the pedophile understands that this is for their protection and for the protection of the children in the church. If they are truly in the process of restoration, they will understand and submit to these guidelines. We will look at how to protect our children later in this series.

Credits – Amanda Buys

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