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.

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(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

the job.

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

and crude.

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

prostitution extinct);

perverted homosexuality and

pedophilia (what a cute

` euphemism); and incest...TO


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

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