Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Downfall Of Nations

Sexual immorality causes the downfall of nations.  Most great nations in the past were not destroyed from the outside but from the inside.  "Sexual immorality was the principle cause of the disintegration of the Roman Empire, Greece, Persia, Babylonia, Sodom and Gomorrah, and others.  It is the greatest threat in America today as well as many other countries, and supersedes all other problems."  {Helen Andelin}

Many people, including God's holy people, are playing around with sexual immorality...watching movies with sexual immorality, looking at pornography, deciding homosexuality is okay, etc.  We are called to FLEE sexual immorality.  In fact, we are told in the Bible that it should not even be named among us.

We must pursue chastity in singleness and fidelity in marriage, even with our eyes, for sexual immortality wages war against the soul.  We are commanded to dwell on the good and lovely for a reason. Goodness and loveliness bring peace and joy while sexual immorality brings no peace and no joy.

We, as believers, must obey God in this area.  If God was going to spare Sodom and Gomorrah for only ten righteous people, maybe God will save America with thousands of righteous people.  We are called to be salt and light.  We cannot be salt and light if we are compromising with the world.

Hate what is evil and cling to what is good!  God's ways are holy and just and good.  The world's ways are just the opposite.

For this is the will of God, 
your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; 
that each one of you know how to control 
his own body in holiness and honor, 
not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God.
I Thessalonians 4:3-5