A Sinking Ship

Friday, Nov. 11                          

“Morality is no longer an issue in our society.”  There’s a little hyperbole in that statement, but there’s a lot of truth in it, too.  Of our last ten or so presidents how many of them have not had major moral issues?  I can think of two—Carter and Reagan.  We have had illicit sex, lying and cheating, cover ups, and criminal activity—and that’s just what we know about.  I’m not suggesting that all our previous presidents were above reproach, but when a serious flaw emerged, they were disgraced and their political careers ended.  Except for Nixon, all the other recent presidents went unscathed, some of them even being re-elected to office.  But it’s not just our presidents.  This same life style pervades all areas of society, the political system, the media, the business world, our educational institutions, and the entertainment world.  Homosexuals, transvestites, and cross-genders are now accepted as “normal,” their deviant behavior justified by genetic makeup.  People are made that way and can’t help themselves.  For those who are beyond “normal,” sin is no longer sin; it’s a sickness.  They don’t need punishment; they need love and understanding.  This trend will only get worse.  I believe we have reached the point of no return.  The end days are upon us.  The hyperbole mentioned above is in recognition of the decent, law-abiding citizens, both non-Christian and Christian that still exist.  Unfortunately, their impact is minimal.  Many don’t feel they can buck the trend.  Christians are vilified and tend to drop out of the fight—or are too interested in their own “good life” to rock the boat.  OK, I’m a Jeremiad.  So be it.  That’s the way I see it.  I say with the writer of Revelation “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”  But, in the meantime, we need to pull a few to safety from the sinking ship.

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