Our Lord extended what is often called The Great Invitation: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28). Speaking of spiritual thirst He said, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (Jn. 7:37-38). In reference to spiritual food He sated, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” (Jn. 6:35).
The home is the basic unit of any society. Each person is an individual building block of his nation’s society and culture. Homes produce, rear, nurture and train the children who become the adults that take their places in society. The home, therefore, is the laboratory, the incubation chamber for the next generation of a nation. The culture of a nation will reflect the character of the homes that make it up. America’s homes are crumbling before our very eyes. Our homes are being turned upside down…
The purpose of this series of articles is to examine, from a scriptural perspective, issues that are turning our culture as a nation upside down! Thus far we have looked at three issues that have contributed to our moral decline as a society: open acceptance of homosexuality, legalized gay marriage, public support for the transgender lifestyle. As Christians, how should we respond to homosexuality?
Solomon penned God’s wisdom and warning: “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Prov. 14:34). The word “reproach” means “shame, disgrace.” Our culture has become increasingly characterized by all manner of ungodly wickedness. As a result our nation stands in shame and disgrace before God. “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isa. 5:20). This series of articles examines, from a scriptural perspective, a number of issues that have contributed to turning our culture upside down!
Gary L. Hutchens