Our society has become a modern day version of Sodom and Gomorrah. Fact. As Christians we should be acutely aware that our society is literally drenched in sin! I do not state that because, as one commenter put it "my mind is in the gutter", but simply because it is true. Everywhere we turn we are bombarded by it: music, advertisements, movies, fashion and even toys. We need to see the big deal. If our Lord says we should be concerned then we should be concerned! I understand that we are all sinners (Romans 3:23), however we must still acknowledge that as Gods chosen ones, we must stand firm and shout out against all forms of sin and its tolerance in our society. We cannot sit on the fence!
They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them:
But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,
And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. - Psalm 106:34-40
Even in seemingly 'religious' countries we are dwelling in the gutter. Just last week Ireland has had its first same sex 'civil partnership' performed! This is a big deal! The Bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin! This 'partnership' is just the first step; a way for the perverts and the liberals to bypass the predominant Catholic (we do not support Catholicism) church in Ireland and to soon introduce gay 'marriage'.
Homosexuality is rampant in our society. Our young men have never had so much pressure put upon them to accept, or even to welcome homosexuality. Our young ladies are targeted by 'cool' movies in which characters imply that it is uber fashionable to have a gay best friend! When we as Christians, weakly whisper that being gay is 'sort of wrong' the liberals roar with laughter and mock the Almighty! We need to shout out that being a homosexual is an abomination!
At present, in the Republic of Ireland abortion is still technically illegal, but for how long? Amazingly though, abortifacient contraceptives are available here, as is the murderous 'morning after pill'. How long before our government introduces the early abortion pill? The pro-choice campaigners shout louder than we do. Why...because there are more of them. The devil is winning. Even Christians are deliberately cutting off their seed, afraid to trust God. We need to be bold, to tell what is not being told and to show what is not being shown!
The Bible likens our children to arrows in the hand of a mighty man. Why? Our understanding is that God wants our children to be sent forth into the world to strike a deadly blow to the enemy. Are we as parents, watching out for the evils in our society that threaten to mislead and corrupt our children? We need to train up our children for His army! We need to sharpen His arrows! We need to be bold!
Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
If we do not take a strong stand against evil, we will become desensitized to it; it will eventually become part of our own lives as we start to accept, tolerate and even participate in it. This has already begun to happen in the church. When are we going to wake up? When the enemy has won? We cannot whimper and whine about the state of our society; we must act and shout out against it! We are at war!