Saw a movie last friday that I can’t forget… “Nefarious, Merchant of Souls” is a powerful documentary from Exodus Cry, that is focused on the  growing current world crisis that is sex trafficking.

       Nefarious I: Merchant of Souls


Modern slavery.” It sounds like a paradox. Hasn’t humanity progressed? Didn’t we leave slavery dead on the battlefields of the American Civil War? Didn’t social reformers like Lincoln and Wilberforce legislate against such cruelty over a hundred years ago? So we had thought. But, with over 27 million enslaved people in the world, human trafficking is once again the battlefront of the century.

Regardless of nationality, victims are systematically stripped of their identity, battered into gruesome submission, and made to perform humiliating sexual acts on up to 40 strangers every night. Most are held in dingy apartments and brothels, forced to take heavy doses of illegal drugs, and monitored very closely. Victims are often thrown into such ghastly oppression at 13 years old. Some are abducted outright, while others are lured out of poverty, romantically seduced, or sold by their families.

Nefarious, Merchant of Souls, is a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends in modern sex slavery. From the very first scene, Nefarious ushers you into the nightmare of sex slavery that hundreds of thousands experience daily. You’ll see where slaves are sold (often in developed, affluent countries), where they work, and where they are confined. You’ll hear first-hand interviews with real victims and traffickers, along with expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders.

From initial recruitment to victim liberation—and everything in between—the previously veiled underworld of sex slavery is uncovered in the groundbreaking, tell-all Nefarious, Merchant of Souls. (source Nefarious website)

Not appropriate for younger viewers, (under 13) this 90 minute film is a “must” see for those who have, minister to, or  work around teenagers.

As the father of two teen daughters and one teen son… this movie forced me to confront some of the evil that I’ve never known of or about before… and I can’t just allow it to move forward relentlessly without doing something to try to stop its advance.

It’s not fun to take the time to watch, but if you do, it will change your understanding of the very real battle we are engaged in for the souls of men. Greed and lust have conspired to create an epidemic of bondage and sexual abuse that spans the globe and invades our american suburbs with equal impact.

Christians need to respond, in prayer, in awareness and in practical ways to reverse this abomination…. if we don’t… who will? Go to their website, get the DVD, have a small group study with your teens and adults. Prayerfully ask what God would have you do with this new information. I have. I’m still in the consideration phase… but for sure I’m going to blog about it. I couldn’t just pause and go on…

I believe the famous quote by Edmund Burke…All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.

Sobering stuff….especially for parents.




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