Rod McNair: A Society that Has Rejected God

The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah


In his commentary today, Rod McNair of the Living Church of God wrote the following:

By Rod McNair | Thursday, July 14, 2011
Have we as a society rejected God? Do we really worship and obey Him?

Almost 2,000 years ago, the Apostle Paul wrote about a people who would deny the true God, His Truth, and His sovereignty over all.

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse…” (Romans 1:18-20)

Do we today as society worship and follow God? Or do we worship things – cars, homes, jobs, money, status, philosophies, even our own pride or lust?

Paul explained that rejection of God will sink a society into debauchery: “…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 worshiped 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.” (Romans 1:24-26)…

In the late 1970s, because of legislation and aggressive law enforcement, child pornography was largely suppressed. However, the advent of the Internet has not only made pornographic material more pervasive, but it has also given pedophiles a greater ability to make contact with others who condone and encourage their behavior. As Eichenwald reports, this group has become a “complex and diversified community that uses the virtual world to advance its interests in the real one” (“On the Web, Pedophiles Extend Their Reach,” Kurt Eichenwald, New York Times, August 21, 2006)

Under the guise of “support groups,” pedophile chat-rooms devolve into places where proponents seek acceptance from others for their behavior. Experts point out this is the most dangerous part of the pedophile on-line community – the mollification of guilt and the rationalization of illegal acts. They often “demonize parents and other adults as cruel, unloving people who exert authoritarian control over children and stand in the way of minors’ sexual freedom” (Ibid.). Some pedophiles even go so far as saying that they are the true champions of the rights of children in society!

How have we as a society come to the place where we are today? What has gone wrong? We as a people have rejected God!

The Apostle Paul explained what the end results are for a people who have turned their backs on God: “And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct… Though they know God’s decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them but approve those who practice them” (Romans 1:28, 32).

Something has gone seriously wrong in America and the Western world. And the result is an ever-growing moral chaos and confusion – through sin of every type – which will soon plunge our people into the worst time of trouble the world has ever known (Daniel 12:1).

But it’s not too late – for you personally – to repent of your own personal sins! If you will accept His rule and sovereignty in your life, you don’t have to suffer with a blind society headed for oblivion. God help you to understand His Truth.  Read more

CBS News had the following:

Michele Bachmann in 2004: Homosexuality is “personal enslavement”…

While in the Minnesota statehouse, Bachmann championed a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage…Bachmann says being “involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle” amounts to “personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement.” She also describes homosexuality as “sexual anarchy.” She goes on to lament efforts by gay rights advocates to convince Americans that homosexuality is “just another thing, with a shrug of their shoulders.” Bachmann complains that people with her views have been cast as hateful in the media while supporters of “the gay cause…come off looking very insightful and very thoughtful.”

CBS’s apparent point is to attempt to ridicule presidential candidate Bachmann for the statements.  The fact that many in society suggest that those who advocate marriage in a biblical manner need to be examined shows how far morality has fallen in the USA and certain other nations.

Of course, notice what the Bible says:

6…we should no longer be slaves of sin. (Romans 6:6)

All forms of sexual immorality (including homosexuality, adultery, fornication, and pedophilia) are sins and hence according to the Bible, those that engage in them are slaves to sin.

Many of those in the top governmental positions in the West do not wish to retain the word of God in their knowledge, so it is of little wonder that increasing societal acceptance of homosexuality and other forms of sexual immorality is occurring.

In the Bible, God warned that many would “also approve of those who practice” various forms of sin (Romans 1:32, NKJV). This is what more and more the media and even government leaders are doing.

Keeping the Ten Commandments reflects love. Breaking them and/or condoning those that do is evil. This should be clear to those who believe the God of the Bible.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

What Did Jesus Teach About the Ten Commandments? This article quotes what Jesus actually said about them (His words are in red).
The Ten Commandments Reflect Love, Breaking them is Evil Some feel that the ten commandments are a burden. Is that what Jesus, Paul, Peter, James, and John taught?
Was the Commandment to Love the Only Command?
Some have stated that John’s writings teach this, but is that what the Bible really says?
The Ten Commandments and the Early Church
Did Jesus and the Early Church keep the ten commandments? What order were they in? Here are quotes from the Bible and early writings.
Is God’s Existence Logical? Some say it is not logical to believe in God. Is that true?
Is Evolution Probable or Impossible or Is God’s Existence Logical? Part II This short article clearly answers what ‘pseudo-scientists’ refuse to acknowledge.
What is the Meaning of Life? Who does God say is happy? What is your ultimate destiny? Do you really know? Does God actually have a plan for YOU personally?

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