Progressive legislation is destroying the family, making sodomy the law of the land. Now pedophilia will be declared normal, and hence legal.
If the definition of marriage is opened up to combinations of people other than one man and one woman, we can mark it as the death-knell of the nation.
Pornography destroys intimacy and objectifies the sexual partner; it turns sex into a mechanical, self-gratifying act, destroying real, wholesome love.
America should know better, yet for generations, the sanctity of marriage has steadily declined. Now divorce is routine and illegitimacy is commonplace.
Public acceptance of celebrity promiscuity is partly to blame for the United States having the highest teen-pregnancy rate among developed nations.
The seventh commandment protects family relationships from a sexual standpoint. Sexual sins are highly destructive, and God wants His children to be pure.
Solomon uses the analogy of burning oneself to describe sinning. "Can a man take fire to his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Can one walk on hot coals, and his feet not be seared?" John Reid explains.
Jesus says the end times will be like the days of Lot in Sodom, meaning that rampant homosexuality is a sign of the end. Earl Henn analyzes this growing, worldwide trend.
As the end draws near, those who are married seem to have the deck stacked against them. Even in good times, marriage has its difficulties!
Sex and marriage are God-given experiences that Christians need a proper perspective of. Thus, God gives us His seventh commandment: You shall not commit adultery.
In many respects, America has lost its moral and ethical foundation. Richard Ritenbaugh presents evidence from the fields of medicine, politics and religion that the slide into immorality is quickening.
Over the past five decades, Christians have regarded the religious landscape of America with dismay, seeing their freedom to worship as their consciences dictate steadily decline. Richard Ritenbaugh cites numerous recent examples of First Amendment infring. . .
AIDS and all its ramifications on society impacts the church too. John Ritenbaugh discusses what he has learned about this dreaded disease, as well as showing us how Christ's sacrifice applies in this situation.
What an individual does affects the lives of others as well. Regardless of who commits it, there is no such thing as a victimless crime or a private sin.
Family values has become an important topic in America today. Whose family values should we hold and follow? Is there any indication that we will return to good and right values?
Scripture holds the divinely ordained institution of marriage in high regard. Here is why God considers marriage to be so important to us, society, and His purpose.
News, events, and trends in light of Bible prophecy for September-October 2003:
"Southern Christianity in Motion"; "Roman Catholicism and Homosexuality"; and "AIDS Devastation."
Catholic clergy have been the target of the media, yet Protestant ministers actually have a higher rate of sexual abuse. The rate is even higher among teachers.
The Seventh Commandment—prohibiting adultery—covers the subject of faithfulness. Unfaithfulness devastates many aspects of family and society life.
Any given doctrine must be built layer by layer, combining and comparing scriptures rather than allowing a single scripture to determine the doctrine. When we understand that porneia includes all the hideous perverted sexual sins that go beyond ordinary ad. . .
The transition from girlhood to womanhood has been made difficult because of impossible societal demands requiring young women to become sexy supermodels.
God does not consider the sexual union of man and wife as cheap. To Him, it is so valuable that every time a person engages in it, he more intimately binds himself to his spouse.
Gravity is but one of the many natural laws. These cause-and-effect principles operate continuously in our lives. We either comply, or we suffer the consequences.
John Ritenbaugh reiterates that, although the American Constitution, ratified over 225 years ago, was based on the necessity of retaining a knowledge of God and His Laws, America has been in a moral freefall from the time it had become involved in the Worl. . .
For decades, sexual sins have topped the list of social issues. The problem is unfaithfulness. The seventh commandment has natural and spiritual penalties.
What is pornography? Is nudity wrong? Discover the attittudes behind pornography and why Christians must strive for purity. This article also includes the insets, 'Government Research and Conclusions on Pornography' and 'Modesty in Clothing.'
Lot's wife is best known for locking back and becoming a pillar of salt. What was so important that she yearned for Sodom? The same pull can draw us away.
Some equate abstinence with religious asceticism. Abstinence, however, has a much broader purview. Martin Collins explains that Christians may need to abstain from more than just sinful actions.
The last three American generations have had their minds poisoned, such that they unquestioningly embrace socialism and deviant lifestyles as the norm.
The evil of the mixed marriages in the Book of Malachi was a spiritual defilement, yoking spiritual and worldly elements, intrinsically unequal.
Martin Collins, continuing his series on modesty, reflects on the immodesty of current fashion, exposing the nakedness of our young children as though they were hookers and prostitutes, affirming that modern Israel is exposing its nakedness to the entire w. . .
Our appetites determine our destiny (Ecclesiastes 4:23). David Maas contends that a major key to our spiritual survival is the control, regulation, and re-direction of our appetites from what is not good for us to what is good for us. God created both the . . .
It is absolutely impossible for lust to bring about any kind of satisfaction. Adultery cannot be entered into without irrevocably damaging relationships.
Richard Ritenbaugh, examining the disgusting scandals involving Harvey Weinstein and other philanderers and child molesters exposed in the latest Hollywood debacles, observes that the liberal leftists seem to have tons of dirty laundry to expose to a somew. . .
Cohabitation has led to increased divorce, marital violence, and lack of fidelity after marriage. Mass media has shamelessly used sex to promote materialism.
In Amos' prophecy, faithlessness and sexual immorality loom large, like a a prostitute chasing after lovers. Faithlessness extends into not keeping one's word.
Kim Myers, observing the worsening moral, economic, political, and cultural climate in America, speculates that the time when the offspring of Jacob are going to pay the piper is rapidly closing in. With a national debt of 23 trillion dollars, far larger t. . .
Despite having served mankind well for millennia, marriage is crumbling under a three-pronged attack. Marriage is vital to understanding God's purpose.
Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, announced on January 20, 2012, that, as part of preventive health services for women, all health plans must provide no-cost coverage—including deductibles and co-payments—for all c. . .
Homosexuality is not a lifestyle, but a sin directly against God, flouting God's creation of male and female, and perverting the natural use of the human body.
Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States of America removed the ban on homosexual sex. ...
Radical feminism has tried to empower one gender by disabling and marginalizing the other gender, creating a pathological, dysfunctional society.
'Righteous' Lot represents those who become accustomed to the sin around them, progressively searing their consciences, similar to spiritual neuropathy.
Many singles have found dating in the church difficult, consequently turning to the world for companionship, courting dangerous consequences.
A key ingredient in dating is faith in God's purpose. The relationship one has with God takes precedence over any relationship with any other human being.
Not too long ago, Americans could sneer across the Atlantic at the abysmal state of European moral standards. ...
The demands of life leave most adults gasping for breath and struggling to shoulder the load. But what effect is this pace having on the next generation?
Paul urges Euodia and Syntyche to follow the example of Christ rather than placing their desire to be right over unity. Godly leadership follows submission.
Society's interpretation of love is lust or infatuation. Premarital sex leads to long-term devastating effects, and never leads to adjustment in marriage.
We dare not allow a root of bitterness to spring up in us as a result of trials - those burdens intended by God to strengthen us and perfect us.
John Ritenbaugh, continuing the admonition to flee Babylon, reaches back to a prophecy of Jeremiah the first time Babylon was destroyed in order to draw some parallels to today's events. Babylon rose to prominence by plundering and pillaging, subjecting co. . .
There is no doubt that America's culture is plunging to depths many of us never imagined. To Christians, having to deal with the world is a frightening prospect. Here are five steps we can take to mitigate its influence on our lives.
Hardly anyone is willing to take responsibility for his actions. Are people innocent when leaders lead them astray? Can we rightly blame others for our actions?
John Ritenbaugh, examining an article by Guy Benson, the political editor for Townhall.com who sees no conflict between his homosexual orientation and his conservative views, suggests that his defense of his uncloseted perversity is emblematic of the weakn. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh, comparing the New Testament city of Corinth, the Old Testament city of Sodom, and the Church, finds some disturbing parallels and similarities. The focus of I Corinthians is practical advice on how to live a Christian life in an ungodly. . .
The world's political, religious, economic, and cultural systems pose a danger to God's people, but God wants us to work out His plan within the Babylonian system.
If there is calamity in a city, will not the LORD have done it? (Amos 3:6) ...
Kim Myers, drawing some analogies from how the world keeps New Year's resolutions, cautions God's called-out ones not to approach God's Holy Days with the same level of non-commitment. Though we know that righteousness exalts a nation, we also know that Am. . .
John Ritenbaugh, in his keynote "Handwriting on the Wall" message, based on Daniel 5:1-5, issues a stark warning of dire events to befall the Israelitish nations, predicting a truly menacing time when the leftist, 'progressive' powers that curren. . .
Martin Collins continues the exposition of Hosea, an account of Israel's unfaithfulness to the covenant with God, and the redemptive work of God to rescue His unfaithful spouse from slavery, as depicted by Hosea's spouse Gomer, who was finally subjected to. . .
God ordained marriage and the family for the physical and spiritual growth and nurturing of children. God's goal is a Family composed of mature spirit beings.
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