America’s Sinful New Infatuation
The celebration of sin has become a prominent feature of the new pagan culture now prevailing throughout America. We live in a culture where sin has been occasionally excused, then accepted, and now sin in its most vile form is being celebrated shamelessly across the width and breadth of America. Americans have grown accustomed, calloused, and insensitive to sin. Even in its most vile and vulgar expression sin no longer ignites the reaction, and righteous indignation that it once elicited. The moral depravity of America has now become a national crisis. We are watching our national reputation and honor drain away.
One merely need cite a couple of examples to confirm the depths of our growing surging national state of moral depravity. The News Media, television in particular, thrives on placing the spotlight on the most egregious, grotesque, vulgar, despicable forms of human behavior known to man. The gullible sin laden public apparently thirsts for this type of immoral garbage. The television networks are eager to satisfy the unquenchable demand for anything that in former days would have brought reproach, shame, and public indignation and outrage. The more vile and repulsive human behavior becomes the greater the celebration of this wickedness across the television screens of America becomes.
One of the most notorious and sinful events to be displayed on American television took place this past April, 2015. In a 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer, Bruce Jenner, winner of the 1976 decathlon gold came out as a trans woman, saying he had dealt with gender dysphoria since he was a youth and for all intents and purposes declared himself to be a woman. Jenner had cross dressed for many years and received hormone replacement therapy prior to his marriage to Kris Kardashian.
The Truth about Gender Distinction
God who created the earth, the heavens, and all life forms designed the male and female in every separately created race. Each of these separate and distinctly unique races bear the original design of God. The male and female genders of every race bear the original design that God intended for the man and for the woman. There is no one born into the world that has somehow been born into the wrong gender. God makes no mistakes. The man was created in original design with unique qualities and characteristics in mind and body that uniquely define him as a man. The same is true for the woman. To say that somehow the gender can be misappropriated and needs to be altered is an affront to God and is a direct assault to His original design in creation.
Men who are uncomfortable inside of a man’s body or women who yearn to be a man arrive at this point when they move from their created status into sin. When sin remains unchecked, without remorse or repentance, and the road to moral depravity continues to be the highway that people travel it can lead them into moral reprobation. At this point both men and women are ready to yield up themselves to the most bizarre, repulsive, and reprehensible behavior known including homosexuality and a transgender lifestyle.
The Bible, the very Word of God, makes the case for gender explicitly clear. The Living God created the spirits and souls of all of His Adam Kind children before time. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. And so God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:26, 27).
The spirit and soul of every Adamic man and woman was created at one time on day number six. No new souls were ever created after this point in time. The first soul to receive a physical body was the man Adam: “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Gen. 2:7). The body of Adam was formed (Hebrew Yatsar, meaning to mold into a form from a substance already in existence). God formed man from the previously created dust of the ground. No new energy or matter was created after the end of the sixth day of creation.
The original design of this first male was uniquely formed with every essential detail necessary for the first model of male gender to perpetuate the race. The male soul, will, intellect (brain), and emotions and affections were uniquely adapted to the male. The body parts of the man were uniquely made to complement the body that God would later make when He took a rib from the man Adam to make a woman. “And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.” (Genesis 2:21, 22).
The first man Adam, and the first woman Eve shared a common DNA. Eve was of the very same bone and flesh of her husband. “And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” (Genesis 2:23-24). Adam and Eve were closer than a brother or a sister. They both shared a common DNA. God began the Adamic Creation with perfect pedigreed certified stock.
The Living God programmed the DNA of all the created souls, both male and female of the Adam Kind creation and said: “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish (fill up) the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion, over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” (Gen. 1:28). The male and the female were designed and uniquely equipped with the necessary body parts and design to complement each other in the procreation and reproduction of offspring within the law of kind after his kind.
The clear distinction between the gender of the man and woman is clearly defined in God’s Word: “For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.” (I Corinthians 11:9, 10). The Bible places a very clear distinction between the male and the female gender. Gender reassignment is absolutely in violation of the original design of the Living God and is a step into moral reprobation. Gender blending at every point along the way, whether it is women with women, (lesbianism), or men with men (sodomy) or plunging into transgender cross dressing and other acts of reprobation is a reproach unto God and is an assault upon His original design for both the male and the female.
God declares in His Word the particular pathology that can lead to moral reprobation of male and females. Homosexuality as well as trans gender behavior and other vile, vulgar, and reprehensible forms of sin are on the agenda of those go into moral reprobation: “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished bringeth forth death.” (James 1:13-15). Every act of sexuality that is before (or outside of the marriage covenant) is a step into moral darkness that if unchecked can ultimately lead to ultimate reprobation ending with homosexuality, transgender behavior, and even bestiality.
The Celebration of Sin
America has now reached the point where moral depravity of the worst sort is celebrated across the land. As mentioned before Bruce Jenner now claiming to be an avowed transgender female has become a celebrity. He is being wined, dined, and even hailed as a person of great courage for coming out of his alleged gender suppression. This is the shameful state to which millions of people living in America have plunged into.
In June, 2015, just days ago Jenner revealed the new name and female image, now taking on the name of Caitlyn. The 20/20 interview had 20.7 million viewers, making it television’s “highest-ever rated newsmagazine telecast among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in history.” This would be primarily the X generation (born between 1965-1980) and the Millennial generation (born between 1980 and 2000). This huge television audience may tell you something about the direction America is moving in its spiritual and moral life.
The gender transition of Bruce Jenner into a woman is the subject of an eight-part TV documentary series that will premiere in July 2015. You can be sure there will be millions of Americans celebrating this vile and sinful behavior when it is splashed across the TV screens. Jenner has held the spotlight as being one of the outspoken members of the LGBT community in America. He claims to have undergone some cosmetic surgery as part of the gender change but asserts that the life of a woman is primarily a matter of mental state and lifestyle. He has yet to rearrange or alter his male design with surgery.
Jenner has lead a rather turbulent personal life since winning the Olympic Gold in 1976 and being declared the best athlete in the world. The decathlon is considered the ultimate test in athleticism. This event combines the ability to jump (hurdles, long jump, high jump, pole vault), run (100 meters, 400 meters, 1,500 meters) and throw (javelin, shot put, discus) and is a one two-day test of speed, strength, and stamina. Following his meteoric rise to stardom Jenner received endorsements, television appearances, and went on to become very involved in reality television and other enterprises. Fame and fortune has not left Jenner with any resume that any Christian would want to own or emulate.
It is interesting that a man who has always felt like a woman would find himself chasing women most of his adult life. He was married three times, divorced three times, and has two children from each of the three wives. His second marriage took place within a week after his first marriage ended in divorce. His third marriage to Kris Kardashian ended in December, 2014. Jenner professes to be a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican. His life style reflects very little Christianity or of the principles that define a conservative.
Jenner is the first openly transgender woman to be featured on the cover of Vanity Fair and with a cover shot that included the caption, “Call me Caitlyn,” and accompanied by Jenner’s new Twitter handle and the message, “I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self.” Jenner amassed over one million Twitter followers in just over four hours, setting a new Guinness World Record. Four days later Jenner was up to 2.37 million followers, with another 1.5 million followers on Instagram. There does not seem to be any limits on the moral depravity of the culture now becoming so pervasive throughout America. The most vile, vulgar, and reprehensible behavior known is now openly displayed without shame, remorse, or even the slightest tinge of guilt.
Consider the case of Sonya Weiner, age 20, and a college student on break with other students. They had traveled to a lake in Bavaria where alcohol, drugs, and immorality flowed freely. While smoking dope and guzzling booze Sonya lost control and ended up having relations with multiple men from different races at a given party. Long story short Sonya later gave birth to fraternal triplets, one white, another black, and another oriental. Sonya’s response to the fraternal triplets from three different racial fathers? “Wow, this is really wild I’m the mother of a United Nations.” Her parents pulled her out of college. Her enraged father, a Lutheran minister, demanded that she put the triplets up for adoption. Her mother while saddened at her daughter’s behavior offered to help care for the children if Sonya decides to keep them.
Why has Sin Found a Home in America?
How do we account for the fact that America in the 21st Century finds it so easy to accommodate sin and even worse, celebrate sin and even when it appears in its most ugly and vile way? The cause is not difficult to determine. The family in contemporary America all too often sets no moral boundaries for their children and all too often even Dad and Mom were raised without moral ethics. Has the American family become dysfunctional?
God ordained the family to be the most basic and important unit of government for setting the moral tone of a church, a community, and a nation. When the family crumbles all else begins to crumble. The Church follows the disintegration of the family. The Church can never be stronger than its weakest family. The chain of morality will break when the units that hold that chain together break asunder. For centuries the Christian and biblical family was the firewall against sin in America. The family of the 21st Century is becoming non non-functional.
The Church has been charged by God and Scripture to set the moral boundaries as established in God’s Word! Every Pastor, Minister, Teacher has the biblical responsibility to teach the moral law of God, define sin, demonstrate the guilt of the unsaved sinner, and use the Gospel to bring them to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. When the Church no longer identifies sin, no longer teaches the consequences of sin, and the ultimate end to which sin leads the Church has failed in its primary responsibility to God.
The “Emerging Church” in 21st Century America is soft on sin! God’s law has been nailed to the Cross and sin is neither defined nor identified in many churches across the land. Without the knowledge of the law sin cannot be defined, sin cannot be exposed, and the sinner has no means of establishing their guilt and coming by faith to Jesus Christ as the only remedy for salvation!
America is a nation without the knowledge of God’s moral law! Sin cannot be defined in the absence of law. America is at large an unsaved nation of pagan humanists. People born in the “Great Generation” (1900-1925) are now deceased. Their children “The Silent Generation” (1926-1946) are dying out at a rapid rate. The firewall against sin is now in the hands of the “Baby Boomers” born (1946-1964) and their children, the “X Generation” born (1965-1980), together with their grandchildren, the “Millennial’s” born between (1980-2000).
Roughly 80% of all the Millennial generation have left the Church, turned from God and the Bible, and have largely embraced the new pagan immorality of America, including abortion, miscegenation, homosexuality, living with a spouse outside of marriage, bearing children out of wedlock, same-sex marriage, and recreational marijuana.
You can quickly discern that we have reached a national crisis with the sin problem in America. We are moving into an era of history where the boundaries and perimeters of biblical morality are simply disappearing from the minds of the American public. We are drifting into moral anarchy and only God Himself can know if we will ever turn back before it is simply too late!
If Only They Could Know?
If only the American public could understand the horrific consequences of sin? Americans are infatuated with their love of personal choice and the freedom to draw their own moral lines but very few of them are willing to examine the consequences of their moral choices nor are they willing to acknowledge that there is a moral compass established by the Creator in a Book called the Bible. The 21st Century is filled with people who wish to live life without accountability to a power beyond themselves! They refuse to define sin nor do they wish to examine where sin can lead them and the suffering, pain, and sorrow that follows sin!
God alone, the Creator of all reality and truth has established a moral universe for His children to live in. God has established the rules and moral boundaries for His covenant people and these moral perimeters are devoted to insure the peace, happiness, prosperity, and blessing of His people. When these moral laws are ignored, circumvented, or denied, God allows us the freedom to live in moral anarchy and in so doing we bring self inflicted judgment upon our own heads. Our lives become a trail of tears, heart ache and broken shattered lives.
Sin is an ugly monster and it lurks in the shadows forever seeking an entrance into our lives. Sin, defined as the transgression of God’s Law, (I John 3:4), and is an overstepping of the law, and is the defined boundary between that which divides the good from the evil. The word Sin from the Greek word hamartia (ham-ar-tee’-ah) and means offence, to miss the mark, a failure to meet God’s moral standard as defined in His law. Sin is a trespass, the intrusion of self-will into the sphere of divine authority. Sin is lawlessness, antinomianism, or spiritual anarchy.
Sin is an insult to the divine veracity of God. Sin came into the universe in Satan’s rebellion against God and into the race through Adam and Eve. Sin is universal, Jesus Christ alone being the exception. The ultimate end of sin is spiritual and then physical death. We are born into sin and this condition is without remedy excepting through the meritorious grace of Jesus Christ. Sin is an act or the violation of God’s moral law. Sin is a state of being, the absence of righteousness, and is a nature, enmity against God!
We do not become sinners because we sin. We sin because we are sinners. Having been born into sin and under the sentence of death we have no remedy from eventually dying and being eternally separated from God, except we are drawn by faith in Jesus Christ to a state of Godly repentance, confess our sins, and become a new creation in Jesus Christ. Because we are born into sin we arrive into this world spiritually passive and dead. We have to be quickened and made alive from this state of spiritual death before we can overcome the power of sin by spiritual regeneration through faith in Jesus Christ and the effectual work of the Holy Spirit.
The Horrific End of Sin
Would to God that 21st Century Americans could understand the horrific consequences of sin! If you want to see the ugly side of sin visit a cemetery. Every grave there testifies to the awful end of sin! If you want to test the ugly side of sin go to a cancer hospital and witness the suffering, sorrow, pain, and death! This is the harvest that sin brings into the world. If you want to see the ugly side of sin visit an abortion clinic and watch a young girl screaming from pain as her living terrorized child is sucked out of her womb piece by piece. If you really want to see the end of sin go visit an STD clinic and see how venereal disease turns young men and women into tears when they find out they are sterile and will never be parents.
If you want to see the ugly side of sin go to a home where Dad and Mom are fighting and arguing and their little children are cowering in the corner shaking because of the strife, the hate, and the vehement language their little ears are exposed to. If you want to know about the dark side of sin visit a bunch of college students where girls lose all their virtue, young men are turned into sensual maniacs, and were lives are shattered, dreams are turned into nightmares, and future lives obliterated.
Sin will bring you to a Rocky Mountain high and drop you into the dungeon so deep and dark that you will wish you were dead. Sin may give you a blast at the beginning but it will be a bust at the end! It will take you lower than you ever want to go. It will inflict more pain that you ever want to bear. Sin is God’s enemy! Sin is your enemy. Flee from sin! Sin will entice you in the beginning and in the end it will stick a dagger so deep into your soul that you will wish to God you had never surrendered to that awful monster! Sin always comes packaged in pleasant looking wrapping. It comes through the suggestion of a friend, a book, or a sinful internet site, or some other subtle way.
The ultimate end of sin is hell! The final step into sin is the judgment of Gehenna, the Lake of Fire, and eternal separation and alienation from the God who created us. When the last breath leaves our body we will either descend straight down to hell where we will remain awaiting the resurrection and the judgment of Gehenna or our soul will be carried by the angels into Paradise where we will be with Jesus Christ and the redeemed of all the ages in the third heaven, in a glorious and wonderful life, while we await the 2nd Coming of Christ, the resurrection of the dead, and the joining of our spiritual body with our resurrection and glorified body to live and dwell forever in His Kingdom.
Sin has an eternal home and that place is called hell! Hell is as real as the air you breathe and the body you live in! The English word hell is sometimes translated in the King James Bible from the Greek Hades in the New Testament (Sheol in the Old Testament) and refers to the intermediate place where the souls of the wicked unsaved go awaiting the resurrection of the dead, and the judgment of Gehenna or Lake of Fire where they will remain throughout eternity. The English word hell can sometimes refer to Gehenna in the King James Bible and the context where it is used will enable you to readily discern whether it is speaking of hell or hades as a place or hell as Gehenna (also called the Lake of Fire or Second Death) and the place of final and eternal punishment. Jesus Christ is the only remedy that can save you from hell as a place (hades) or from the hell as in the punishment of Gehenna!
There is no other exit from the eternal punishment of Gehenna! Jesus Christ took our place in the judgment of sin! He stood where we should have stood! He died that we might have life. The sin debt has been paid in full for those who are drawn by the Holy Spirit to Jesus Christ, come to full repentance, confess their sins, and become born again, a new creation in Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ had more to say about hell than all other writers of Bible truth. He said more about hell than all of the others combined! Jesus spoke so often and so clearly about hell (Hades) as an intermediate place where the wicked unsaved go at death while they await the resurrection and the judgment of Gehenna, and about hell, or Gehenna as the eternal separation and punishment, known as the Lake of Fire that we cannot escape His Words. May God give us grace to see sin as He sees sin! May we learn to hate sin as God hates sin! God forbid that we should join the unsaved of this generation in the celebration of sin. May we speak with uncommon courage against sin and seek to root it out of our personal lives. God give us spiritual strength to give no quarter to sin!
May God help us to see the ugly and final end of sin! May God inspire us to want to be saved from
hell! The ultimate hope of salvation and to be saved is that we escape the judgment of Gehenna! Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He is the only
door! Jesus Christ is the sole pathway that can lead us to salvation! There is no other! You do not even have the power to choose Jesus Christ. He chooses
you! You must this day with a contrite and penitent heart seek the face of
God, and with a broken heart confess your sins, and pray God will make you a new creation in Jesus Christ.
Today is June 13, 2015! This can be the beginning of a new day and a new life! Do you believe God the Father is drawing you to the Person of Jesus Christ for salvation, if you believe that God is calling you by the effectual work of the Holy Spirit kneel before God and recite the words of (Romans 9:9, 10). “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
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