Sermon Illustrations

The following cases of rebellion have been highlighted by the article Characteristics of A Culture in Rebellion Against God by Dr. Phil Stringer (Florida)

1. A case in point on rebellion: Homosexuality is the ultimate form of rebellion against God. It involves not only rebelling against the principles of God but against the very body that God created. Homosexual acts involve using the body in ways for which it was never designed by the Creator God.

a. Romans 1:26-27 says: For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

2. Case in point: Fornication (referring to sexual sins): Such sins are no longer relegated to the red light districts and back alleys of society but have become more and more open, tolerated, and even promoted. Everyone is asked to pay for the consequences of immoral living. In a society where we are told that it is none of our business what our neighbor does, we are told that it is our responsibility to help pay for the consequences.

a. The next time you watch a sitcom on TV or any movie or TV show see how fornication is presented!

i. Is it presented as normal and good for the relationship or bad for the relationship.

ii. Remember its rebellion against the Word of God.

3. Case in point: Inventors of Evil Things (refers to the ability of human nature to create situations that promote and spread evil among people): The pornography industry, the use of popular music to promote Satanism, suicide, moral impurity, and the endless attempt to introduce nudity and pornography into mainstream television illustrates the attention being given to "inventing evil things" in American life.