Tuesday, March 4, 2008

An Extreme Shift In Cultural Morality

Our generation is living history. We have seen so many advancements in so many areas of life. Yet we have also seen not a slow chipping-away at, but a headlong sprint from biblical morality. Most of us remember when homosexuality was a taboo topic, and was depicted in a negative light on television. Some can remember when sexuality was not discussed or depicted at all.

Well, it is a brave new world, to borrow a phrase. Recently, the day-time soap-opera, As The World Turns, began depicting a homosexual relationship between two of its characters. 'Noah' and 'Luke' have even gone so far as to kiss in a couple episodes. The relationship has drawn rabid criticism against the offensive relationship, but not for the reasons you'd think. Fans are angry that there has not been more kissing and physical affection between the characters, even crying out for bedroom scenes. What a depraved world we live in, where homosexual acts are considered not just mainstream, but good.

1 comment:

Steven Douglas said...

One might see the culture's decadence as caused by the sexual liberation and perversion being practices by its citizens, but Scripture tells us that the opposite is the case. In Romans 1:21-32, Paul writes, "For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator-- who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them."