Summary: Save yourself from this unfavorable and uncontrolable generation.
Save Yourself From This Untoward Generation
God is not pleased with this world. Though He loves the world (John 3:16) He hates the secularism, system, idolatry, and self serving attitude of this world.
Here is the position of the world from a Scriptural viewpoint.
2 Tim 3:1-5
3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Which brings me to my text:
22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Conviction fell, they were pleading guilty, and ask the question “What shall we do?”
We can’t save our own souls, but we can save ourselves from this untoward generation.
Untoward-unfavorable and uncontrollable.
Let me tell you about this generation:
1.Our government favors most everything that’s immoral.
6.Cults- David Claridy found dead.
7.Music and TV industry promoting all forms of immorality.
8.Public Schools teaching sex education thinking that’s the answer to curbing social diseases, unwanted pregnancies, and abortions.
(That is not the government’s job. God assigned that job to the parents of these kids.)
9. Internet pornography
I believe the religious people today are guilty. They scratch their heads wondering why they and their children are not more spiritual when they sit together under the tutoring of Hellywood hour after hour each week, welcoming every form of sin into their home.
“You better save your selves from this untoward generation.”
If you were drowning
If you were in a burning house
Stranded in the desert