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Evil Transforms (If We Let It) – Pt. 5 – Sexual Values

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The last posting ended with the following statements. “Sex is such a powerful weapon of evil because it was designed to be something so beautiful, the expression of a man and woman’s love and commitment to one another for life. Sex is so powerful as source of destruction because it was meant to be a source of creation, a means by which new life is formed.”

In this piece we will explore chapter two of David Kupelian’s book, How Evil Works, the second half of the chapter. Please find a link below where you can purchase the book from Amazon. We will focus on how we as a society got to a place where our sexual values are so distorted in comparison to God’s ideal, as found in His Word?

The primary cause for the distortion is a byproduct of how Christian and biblical values are viewed by society. As the author points out there was once deep core values which underlined American society and those values were rooted in the Word of God. Having our values as a country rooted in the Word of God, God blessed us as a country due to our overall values. Likewise, as the values of this country have deteriorated the blessings and favor of God have begun to lift from this country.

At one time in our society there was a much greater grasp of the “intuitive understanding of right and wrong” as Kupelian puts it, than there is now. I myself have seen an incredible shift in morality based on God’s Word in just the last twenty plus years. The understanding that we are born in sin and therefore plagued by the sin nature, including in the area of sex, is no longer something people are willing to admit to, thus, they view their sexual sin as their right, as natural, as acceptable to both themselves and for some individuals also acceptable to their god (little “g” intended). Yet, I assure you that sexual sin IS NOT acceptable to God, the ONE and ONLY God, The Almighty of The Holy Bible.

People who partake in sexual sin have their desires for such behavior rooted in some form of trauma Kupelian points out. I would add that they often do not realize that the trauma they went through is connected to the sexual cravings they experience. These cravings are an emotional reaction to cruelty, confusion, and seduction they have experienced at some point in their life, the author notes. Most anyone who is knowledgeable in human behavior will tell you that sexual abuse as a youth almost always leads to sexual promiscuity manifest in some sexual form as an adult. Therefore, there is a call for compassion and understanding to be shown toward these individual by godly people without compromising the Word of God or labeling sin anything other than sin.

I heard someone recently refer to Christian (Devout Christian) beliefs as “archaic” in nature. I assure you they are not. Man continually changes his mind about what is right and what is wrong, what is good for you and what is not. If you live long enough you will see that approximately every twenty or thirty years the “they” of society change their minds about what is best or good for us. For example in the 19080’s homosexuality was considered a mental disorder according to the APA experts. Today, the APA experts would consider you to have a disorder of some type if you consider homosexuality sin or unnatural in nature. Often they label these changes in their position on matters as us evolving as a society, getting better, smarter, more enlightened all the time. If that were true then our society would be getting better not worse. True growth brings positive change not destructive change. However, God’s position on matters of morality, as found in His Word, have not changed, and although our society has changed the principles of His Word still lead to life, life abundant, when they are applied to an individual’s life.

John 10:10 (NKJV) – Jesus speaking

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

People seem to forget that our legal system was founded on the core values that are found in God’s Word. Why do we not murder freely? Because it is morally wrong to murder. How do we know it is morally wrong to murder? Because God’s Word tells us it wrong to murder. Adultery and sodomy (homosexuality) are still illegal in many states. Those who champion homosexuality would condemn murder, yet according to God’s Word both are sin, and to God sin is sin regardless of the form. As the author puts it, ‘We live in a society that mocks and denies the “old truths” that are still at the core of everything of value we possess today – a society similar in nature to C.S. Lewis’ latter-day Narnia.’

It seems even some people who call themselves Christian’s have sold-out God’s Word in order to be accepted by their society or viewed as “loving” people. Very few people who claim to be Christians actually have a Christian Worldview. Kupelian states, and I fully agree, that we as a society and as The Body of Christ seem to have forgotten that we are here to serve a greater purpose than fulfilling our own desires. I would add to that, people forget they would not have America and their constitutional rights if it were not for people with a Christian Worldview.

The author points out that the sexual-predator epidemic has another important factor to it that people must deal with, the mindset that “right” and “wrong” are just not real for most people anymore. For a Devout Christian “right” should equal righteousness according to God’s Word not his or her own views or opinions. Additionally for the Devout Christian “wrong” should equal sin and secularism, those things that are contrary to God’s Word, the Bible. Kupelian states that knowing something is wrong should be enough to keep us from doing it even if we desire to. I would say that the problem with that is that both words, right and wrong, repel either secular or Christian people.

I agree with the writer when he sates, that most people are guided by how they feel about something, their emotions, instead of an inner conscience. He then gives the example of a person who grows up with problems in their childhood that make the individual feel uncomfortable in their own gender therefore, as an adult they seek to change their gender instead of dealing with the problems that created their inner conflict to begin with.

The author goes on to state that “choosing” what is principled and self-sacrificial over our own selfish feelings – preferring something noble or righteous over something ignoble and sinful – implies that there is a God to whom we must answer. This poses a problem for today’s “secular, de facto atheistic worldview” that there is no good or evil. This same worldview believes there is no heaven or hell, and we are all just highly evolved animals. Even Christians to a large degree have abandoned the idea that it is a “choice” that must be made, a choice for godliness and righteousness. Some people seem to believe that if they don’t “feel it” then God is not in it and therefore, they do not need to do it – whatever “it” might be. We as Christians are called to honor God’s Written Word whether we feel like it or not! When and how we got away from this truth is beyond me, beyond my comprehension!

Kupelian states an opinion that I am not sure I agree with and one I would very much like to know my readers thoughts on. He states that, “at the root of so much loathing toward Christianity and the Bible is what they have to say about sex.” I am not so sure that “so much” of society’s “loathing” for us comes from just the sex issue. I believe many factors and principles we as Devout Christian stand for drives society’s loathing of us. Please send me your thoughts via the comment link at the end of this post.

The author makes clear a truth that many people do not want to face. ‘Love is commitment.

It is impossible for there to be love where there is no commitment.’ Sex inside of marriage is sex inside a life-long commitment. A life-long commitment brings about a deep respect that is hard to form outside of long-term commitments. Sex outside of marriage is about exploration of another person to fulfill one’s own needs, as Kupelian puts it so well.

People expect love to be merely some feeling that makes them feel good and gives them an emotional high. Love, real love, agape love is so much more than that. Real love is a choice not a feeling. Real love is a commitment to action that shows love over the course of time. Real love stays put would it would be much easier to leave.

Kupelian goes on to remind us ‘that the Bible exhorts us to choose either life or death – good or evil – listening to our higher or lower nature, our renewed man or the old man. Satan will always want you to choose your lower nature. God will always want you to choose your higher nature. A secular worldview will listen to the lower nature and attempt to justify it’s evil ways. A Christian and godly worldview will listen to the higher nature and never be at peace with sin or in the presence of evil. Each person must choose between godliness and sin.’

Deuteronomy 30:19 (NKJV)

I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;

The biblical standards for life and morality were first; they existed even before the Word was written down for us. They existed in God, they came from God, they represent the Holiness of God. The biblical standard was always first.

Just as was found in C.S. Lewis’ book depicting the mythical land of Narnia, we find ourselves in a society today that mocks and demonizes “those who rebuke our growing infatuation with our lower nature” the author notes. I would add to that truth the reality that we live in a time when Devout Christians who stand for biblical Truth have been classed haters – “The Haters” as they are often labeled. I say the opposite is true. People do not bother to tell people the Truth if they hate them. Parents who love their children discipline them. Parents who do not care do not discipline their children. In much the same way Devout Christian tell people the truth about sin because they care about their fellow mankind. Devout Christian must not remain silent, they must speak out. Those who have spoken out Truth for the world to hear, they must continue to speak out.

The author sums up this chapter by commenting on “lie-based revolutions” and how they always turn out bad. Communist revolutions promised freedom and equality but instead delivered misery, death, and tyranny. The sexual liberation movement that was meant to offered equality, self-fulfillment, and unlimited pleasure has just about destroyed America, as the author rightly puts it. I would add that Satan’s bait is always a tasty treat with arsenic at the center.

Are we going to live as humans or animals? If we give way to every compulsion that we have, if we wallow in our desires, all the while justifying them we are not much more than animals. Living in such a way is not truly living at all.

In the next posting we will begin to explore chapter three of David Kupelian’s book, How Evil Works.

 

 

How Evil Works

http://www.amazon.com/How-Evil-Works-Understanding-Transforming/dp/1439168202/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1443464127&sr=8-1&keywords=How+evil+works

Evil can be understood and overcome before it transforms our country entirely. Evil can be understood and overcome before it transforms someone you know or even you. Knowledge is power and without it we will perish. We need to be extremely knowledgeable when it comes to evil.

Hosea 4:6 (NKJV)

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.

Because you have rejected knowledge,

I also will reject you from being priest for Me;

Because you have forgotten the law of your God,

I also will forget your children.

The Marketing of Evil

http://www.amazon.com/Marketing-Evil-Pseudo-Experts-Corruption-Disguised-ebook/dp/B006N75LFI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1443464127&sr=8-2&keywords=How+evil+works

Evil is sold in our society just as anything else might be sold, through marketing. Satan has marketed his product through those willing and those ignorant to his schemes. Through his craftiness he has turned the minds of even Believers to think that tolerance of his evil is some form of love. In so doing he has transformed to a large degree the once Devout Church and transformed our society to an enormous degree. He has not accomplished this without his workers however, the willing, the sold out for their own gain, and the ignorant masses following blindly behind the majority.

 

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ’s Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers, and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

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