Summary: The secular values which today’s society is based upon, are a formula for disaster....especially if we, as Christians, buy into these values.
(Phil. 2:15 - “That you may become blameless and
harmless, children of God, without fault, in the midst of a
crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine
as lights in the world.”)
(Rom. 1:24-32 - “Therefore God also gave them up to
uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their
bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God
for the lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather
than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this
reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their
women exchanged the natural use for what is against
nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of
the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with
men committing what is shameful, and receiving in
themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And
even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge,
God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things
which are not fitting: being filled with all
unrighterousness, sexual immorality, wickedness,
covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife,
deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters,
haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil
things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy,
unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the
righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such
things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also
approve of those who practice them.”)
We live in a sick society.
A. It is based on secular values which are generally
not even related to Christian values.
B. It is not just part of society...but society at every
1. It affects the rich and the poor.
2. It cuts across all ethnic lines.
3. It pervades families.
a. Every aspect of society is affected by
these warped and ungodly standards and
C. We are all touched, on a regular basis with the
things of this world.
1. There is a decline of honesty and integrity.
a. There is cheating in the classroom and on
b. There is ongoing fraud and theft in
business and also between individuals.
2. Vulgarity, obscenity, and profanity have
become the norm and watch out if you object
to the filth that people will subject your ears
a. Tastes and manners have become coarse
1.) Language and humor: centers on
the crude, vulgar, and dirty-minded.
2.) There is pornography on the T.V.,
Internet, and at the check-outstands
of our local grocery stores.
3.) Illicit sex is not bad enough...there
are all kinds of perversions (which
are a shame to even speak of) that
are becoming more popular by the
3. Materialism and greed have probably never
run at such a high level.
a. Money has become a god to most people
who live today.
b. Families are destroyed in the mad dash
to amass more and more.
4. There is substance abuse as there has never
been substance abuse before.
a. In our society today, it is ABNORMAL
to run into somebody that DOESN’T
abuse some drug...I.E. alcohol, over-
the-counter meds., prescription drugs,
and dope of all forms (sniffing, pot,
crack cocaine, cocaine, meth.,... and the
list goes on.)
1.) The body is abused and the family
is abused on a daily basis.
4. Marriage and the family unit are totally
a. Right has been called wrong and wrong
has been called normal.
1.) The basic unit of society...the
family, with mom and dad and
children (all with the same last
name) is considered an extinct
2.) If the family does have a mom
and dad, they are too busy chasing
the elusive idol, called the “Great
American Dream” to even care that
their children are headed for
spiritual and societal disaster.
5. There is injustice and oppression at everyturn.
a. The weak and the disadvantaged are
taken advantage of and trodden under
foot by those climbing the ladder.
6. Sexual promiscuity has taken over.
a. The noblest physical pleasure that was
reserved for the marriage bed has been
cheapened and made common and dirty.
1.) We see pre-marital and extra-
marital sex; teen sex; immodest
clothing; prostitution (and yet...I
think that some of the sexual
patterns of society may make
perverted homosexuality and
pedophilia (what a cute
` euphemism); and incest...TO
NAME BUT A FEW!
7. On top of all this (and sometimes intertwined
in all this) is the crime and violence of this
a. Our jails and prisons are full and over-
flowing and the only solution for it all
is to build more jails and prisons.
1.) We are not safe in our own persons
any more and if we really knew
what was out-and-about...wewould
have a tendency to live in sheer
terror (if we didn’t look to and