Category Archives: Rape

Human Trafficking Can Happen to Anyone

by Lisa Prewitt

I am repulsed at the thought of the people who are involved in human trafficking, especially those who take young innocent children. Six million children have been sold in our world. Every thirty seconds a child is sold for sex, labor, or organ harvesting. Who does this? Greedy, heartless, evil people are to blame. What is worse, this business is fueled by the carnal cravings of mostly American men. The United States is the highest producer and consumer of child pornography. What will be the fate of those on Judgment Day when they stand before God Almighty? I think you know the answer.

Human trafficking is a global crime that many are not even aware. There are more people who are in modern day slavery today than there have ever been in the history of our world. It is estimated that two hundred million children alone are currently being forced into the sex trade. They are raped for money. The highest consumption of child pornography is in the United States. People in our country have become sex addicts. Those who have been caught dealing in this kind of business have been asked why they want children. The number one answer is that as a young preteen they picked up a Playboy magazine, and then as time went on they came into more hardcore pornography which then led to internet pornography. Later in life the thrill that the pornography had given them as a teenager started to wear off, so they began searching for online sex acts with younger and younger people until they were watching children as young as six or seven involved in a sex act. This is why so many American men, business men, doctors, lawyers, get on planes to fly to other countries to fulfill their sick fantasies because the child porn they have watched on the internet is not satisfying them anymore. They need an actual child to gratify them sexually.

This is hard to believe, but it is happening in our world. Regular people that we associate with every day, maybe the doctor we see, or an accountant, who does our taxes, are involved in these horrific crimes. As I think about these children, alone, scared, helpless, I think of my own children and grandchildren. My heart feels torn and my stomach begins to churn at the thought of any of them going through something like this, yet it is happening still to millions of children and adults who are someone’s child, someone’s loved one, God’s creation.

Commercials show the abuse of animals, activists crying out for the preservation of endangered animals, forests, or tiny insects, yet we are ignorant of the fact that humans, made in the likeness of God, are being abused sexually, sold into slavery, or having their only existence be to have their organs taken for someone’s profit. When will it stop? It can only stop when we quit turning away from the horrible reality that trafficking is taking place right here under our noses, when we stop making light of the fact that boys will be boys, and pornography is harmless. It will stop when we raise our voices to let others know that this is a problem in our world, and support the efforts of those who are trying to make a difference in the lives of trafficking victims.

Volunteers are needed. Prayer warriors are needed. Money and other resources are needed. Educating the world that slavery is alive today is needed. Will you help? I am not asking can you, but will you? You may not have financial resources, but you may have the time to volunteer or the ability to pray. You can tell others about this horrible reality. You can do something, if you will.

If you are afraid of getting involved in volunteering, let me ease your mind if you are worried about being in danger. There is a safe place to volunteer here in Paducah. The women and children there need to be heard, to be loved, to be taught that not all people are evil like the ones that they have been in contact with in the past. You can be like Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, and other abolitionists who fought so long ago to free the slaves. You can do something. Will you? If you would like more information about Victory Through Grace Ministries, or you would like a guest speaker to come to your group or organization contact us at victoryministries@outlook.com

Another way that you can find out more about helping end modern day slavery is to watch a series of videos online about the Operation Underground Railroad. It is about founder, Tim Ballard and his team who are going into rescue children who are being trafficked all over the world. Click the link below to learn more, and please share this information with everyone you know. https://ourfilm.org

Original blog post:

http://www.victoryministries.us/marketing/human-trafficking-can-happen-to-anyone

Religiously Sanctioned Rape

Koran teachings about rape

Chapter 33 verse 50 of the Koran:
“O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war, and the daughters of thine uncle on the father’s side and the daughters of thine aunts on the father’s side, and the daughters of thine uncles on the mother’s side and the daughters of thine aunts on the mother’s side who emigrated with thee, and a believing woman if she give herself unto the Prophet and the Prophet desire to ask her in marriage a privilege for thee only, not for the [rest of] believers. We are aware of that which We enjoined upon them concerning their wives and those whom their right hand possess that thou mayst be free from blame, for Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.”

From <http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/39900>

Koran 23:5-6

And they who guard their private parts
Except from their wives or those their right hands possess, for indeed, they will not be blamed –


 

Biblical teachings about rape

Deuteronomy 22:28-29

If a man find a damsel [that is] a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;
29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty [shekels] of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.

From <https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Deuteronomy-22-28_22-29/>

25 But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die:
26 But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; [there is] in the damsel no sin [worthy] of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbour, and slayeth him, even so [is] this matter:
27 For he found her in the field, [and] the betrothed damsel cried, and [there was] none to save her.

From <https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Deuteronomy-22-25_22-28/>

If a damsel [that is] a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;
24 Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, [being] in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour’s wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.

From <https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Deuteronomy-22-23_22-24/>

My answer to people who claim that the bible condones rape, or condones a woman being forced to marry her rapist, is this: how many Christian men do you hear about who are using these bible verses as a justification to rape women? How many Christian women are being forced to marry their rapists because this is supposedly what the bible teaches? I am only referring to Christians in general, not cults who claim to be Christian, nor mental ill individuals. Neither can truly be pointed to as indicative of the Christian community.

Now let’s compare to rape in Muslim communities.

This footage is graphic, but I feel it is necessary, so no one can honestly say I am making things up, or doctoring anything: