A shocking and eye-opening class developed today with my students. We have been discussing the institution of the family and of marriage. In a video we were watching, Dr. Joseph Unwin made this statement, “Those cultures which allowed sexual freedom do not display a high level of social energy- their energy is consumed with meeting their physical appetites. They do not think large thoughts about the physical world…In these cultures, life is now.”
“Cultures which began with, but lost strong sexual ethics experienced cultural demise within 3 generations (e.g., Romans, Babylonians, and Sumerians)”
Wow! When we add the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah for that same sexual immorality, we start to see a trend. Sexual immorality leads to the erosion of the society itself.
In our world today, tolerance of sexual immorality and a redefining of marriage and the family is seen as a progressive society. We are becoming more diverse and tolerant and accepting of the held alternative lifestyles of people. Society says that is good.
But what does God say? Because of the immorality of Sodom, it was destroyed. God did not say to the inhabitants of that society, well done you are being progressive as a nation. Keep up the toleration of sin. Exchange my gift of marriage and family for your own selfish desires. He didn’t applaud them for stepping outside of His will and plan. No, He destroyed that city as an example to us today.
Lately in the news we have heard a lot about alternative lifestyles and same-sex marriage legislation like that being proposed in New York. If history is correct, then our society may be headed for a decline not a progression. We have to break the cycle of immorality and return to God’s plan for marriage and family. It is only within God’s designed plan that our society will flourish. We have to turn back to moral living.
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.