Summary: Christian parents are battling for the hearts of their children. Many, perhaps most, are surrendered to indoctrination by the world. We need to see the horror of failure to train our children and take appropriate steps to prepare them for a righteous li

“Now Lot went up out of Zoar and lived in the hills with his two daughters, for he was afraid to live in Zoar. So he lived in a cave with his two daughters. And the firstborn said to the younger, ‘Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of all the earth. Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.’ So they made their father drink wine that night. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father. He did not know when she lay down or when she arose.

“The next day, the firstborn said to the younger, ‘Behold, I lay last night with my father. Let us make him drink wine tonight also. Then you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.’ So they made their father drink wine that night also. And the younger arose and lay with him, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. Thus both the daughters of Lot became pregnant by their father. The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab. He is the father of the Moabites to this day. The younger also bore a son and called his name Ben-ammi. He is the father of the Ammonites to this day.”[1]

Psychologist Trayce L. Hensen, in a study largely ignored by major media outlets, found that “children reared by openly homosexual parents are more likely to engage in homosexual behaviour than children raised by others.”[2] This information should be disturbing to all right-thinking people, and the more so in light of unrelenting indoctrination imposed by social engineers that seemingly have foisted on the educational process a view of culture that is radically different from that recognised by the majority of the population.

Are we really surprised by that finding? It is well documented that children raised by alcoholic parents tend to have higher rates of alcoholism as adults. Children raised in homes where parents smoke are more likely to smoke than children raised in the homes of non-smokers. Children raised in the homes where parents are abusive to their spouse are more likely to be abusive to their spouses when grown. There is a pattern in life that reminds us that behaviour that is normalised through repeated exposure will almost assuredly be adopted as normal by those raised in such an environment. Certainly, the behaviour that is observed in the home is accepted as normal and viewed with approval by children as they enter adulthood.

There is a broader implication that should cause Christian parents pause. When we who are Christians tacitly approve of wickedness—perhaps even participating occasionally in sinful activities—we sacrifice our integrity and our moral authority. Consequently, we sacrifice our children. Not surprisingly, when we act as the world acts, our children will adopt the attitudes of the world, and finally drift into a lifestyle that is indistinguishable from the world in which they live. Similarly, when we permit ourselves to be indoctrinated by the world, adopting the worldview that is antithetical to the divine plan for life, we become facilitators of evil in driving our children into the darkness of this fallen world.

The events that are recorded of Lot and his daughters after they were delivered from Sodom provide a study in the impact of a godless environment on people. Though God delivered these girls from Sodom, they carried Sodom in their hearts. The accuracy of this assessment is demonstrated through their actions after being delivered from divine judgement.

*Life After Sodom* — For far too long evangelical pulpits have passed over the account of the incestuous relation of Lot’s daughters as inappropriate for a sermon text, just as they failed to speak of the wicked actions of the residents of the cities of the valley. That is odd since the Bible includes these accounts. Perhaps the moral cesspool confronting churches today is the result of the embarrassed silence of the pulpits of the land. Perhaps the reason youth are forsaking the faith in record numbers as soon as they reach their teen years is because the pulpit is light-years behind the entertainment industry in the matter of speaking about moral issues.

It is a shocking truth that by the time an individual turns thirteen, he or she will have watched on average */18,000 hours of television/*! On average, those same children will have spent */2,184/* */minutes/* (less than 37 hours) in meaningful conversation with their parents! The average child will have invested about 487 hours in watching television for every one hour spent in meaningful conversation with their parents. [3] If parents sit with their children in weekly church services, rather than depositing the children in a glorified baby-sitting service, those same children will have listened to about 600 sermons during that same period of time.

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