PERMISSIVE SOCIETY
OF TODAY

INTRODUCTION

Permissive society of today warrants a day in court in regards to its allowance of ungodliness to flourish in the land.  This permissiveness and tolerance is encouraged by a self-willed and carnal minded society.  There is little censorship today as man allows his vile nature to be unleashed.

There are many Western churches, and dominations, who have changed their once held God-given convictions to accommodate the permissiveness of a self-willed society.  There are far to few voices crying out against this change of direction.

PERMISSIVE SOCIETY OF TODAY
ABSORBING LIKE A SPONGE

The prophet Jeremiah cried out to those of His day:  "Wash your heart from wickedness, that you my be saved.  How long shall your offensive thoughts lodge with you" (Jeremiah 4:14)?

Today there is an absorbing; like a sponge, that arises from many sources.  There are the immoral movies and television programming filled with profanity, vulgarity and nudity.  The ungodly have instituted their own ideals of entertainment which far surpass any form of decency. 

There are many whose conscience have been seared towards acceptance rather than rejection (1 Timothy 4:2).  This has helped rob America, and other once godly nations, of the morals of their Christian heritage.

SIN-FILLED THINKING

A Sunday school commentary noted:  "Careless surfing of the internet; listening to malicious talk; ignoring the Word of God; giving into a materialistic worldview helps promote offensive thoughts within one's mind.  Will we allow the sanctifying Scriptures and the purifying blood of Christ to cleanse our heart and mind; or will we persist in sin-filled thinking and experience God's judgment?"

Such needs to be promulgated to a greater degree in the sin-ridden  world we live in.  It needs to be shouted from the roof top; openly proclaiming the destructive nature of the society of today!  We are living in devious times in which man is pursuing a course that is contrary to the will of God!

OVERRIDING
THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD

Man is allowing the appeal of the flesh; to override the righteousness of God.  Because of laxity in many Western churches to preach the Unadulterated (or Pure) Word of God many churches have become worldly-minded rather than stand true to God's Word.

There is a new generations of believers that no longer purse the godly stand of past generations.  There is now a gospel of appeasement being preached which precludes the convicting power of God's Word to prevail. 

Daniel Webster proclaimed:  "If truth is not forthcoming, error will be; if the power of the gospel is not felt throughout the length and breadth of the land, anarchy and misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness will reign without mitigation or end."

PLEASURE WITHOUT CONSCIENCE

Pleasure without conscience is a failure on society to promulgate the fate of such.  If allowed to continue how far will man elevate himself towards God's wrath?  Thank God that He is longsuffering, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).

God's Word also tells us that His wrath is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness (Romans 1:18).  The prophet Isaiah cried out to those of His day:  "Your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear" (Isaiah 59:2).

UNGODLY DEEDS UNFOLD
THROUGH A PERMISSIVE SOCIETY

The permissive society of today will not bring one into harmony with God; but will draw one further from Him.  In America, we are seeing ungodly deeds unfold through a permissive society:  A door has been opened for same sex marriage in defiance of God's Word; acceptance of homosexuality which is condemned in God's Word (Romans 1:26-27); and a door opened for one to question their own God-given gender and attempt to change what God has created.

Our youth's minds are being polluted by allowing previously untaught ungodly agenda to become the norm.  It will take a wholehearted commitment to God to restore any nation to its former stand in God.  The permissive society of today will only lead to self-destruct; not that of a renewal!

A Sunday school commentary noted:  "No nation can continue to ignore God and sin freely without suffering the consequences of that lifestyle.  No matter how blessed a nation ahs been, if it forsakes God, it faces His great displeasure.  Regardless of how much the world attempts to glamorize sin, it is still sin, and sin is against God and invites His judgment."

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