I am noticing more and more that things once held as ‘wrong’ are seen as ‘right’ and the other way around. I also frequently hear the words “who has the right to tell me what is good and bad anyway”? It’s a fact that if you keep on doing (wrong) things for long enough, you get used to it. In fact it becomes normal and accepted not only by individuals, but also by the community and eventually society.
The liberal thinkers will call it progress, but cast your mind back some 20-30 years and ask yourself, have all these liberal changes been good for our youth or have we passed them a poisoned chalice? Whether from local or national government, we have relaxed our views on many things we once felt ‘wrong’ and immoral. It’s not difficult to list some and you could add more:
>Ease of gender abortion.
>Making a district a ‘safe place’ for prostitution.
>Providing clean drug rooms where addicts can inject and ‘stay safe from infection’.
>Movie and TV censorship is now almost non existent, and sex and violence is rampant.
>Unrestricted access to pornography on the unregulated internet.
>Promotion of ‘alternative gender lifestyles’ to appear inclusive, and not cause offence.
>Calls for the decriminalisation of drugs.
>There is no absolute truth. Everything is relative. What is right for you, is not right for me.
I think there is a direct link between the fact that the gospel is no longer preached in many of our churches, and has now been replaced by a feelgood, social psychology message without the need for repentance. Small wonder church attendance is falling. The primary reason for the church’s existence is no longer known, taught or preached, so why attend? If ever a Holy Ghost revival is needed, it is now!
Woe, judgement is coming to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20 AMP