Ignorance has always been with us, but it was well hidden behind masks of righteousness even with the peace and love hippie movement. Today, it’s in-your-face brutality and amorality in America and around the world.
Here in America, the dumbing down began to get really serious with Bevis and Butthead. Sure, there’s always been silliness back and forth in the entertainment industry, especially with comic characters, but these guys took it all to another level where nothing was sacred anymore. What with the sniveling remarks and innuendo by these two weirdos, America began its descent into depravity. Then came the Jackass team of outrageous and dangerous stunts, laughing all the while at their thoughtless antics. But these pranks were physically and culturally dangerous.
Do you remember how they used to pay a drunken bum two bucks to ride in a runaway shopping cart careening downhill, and laughed when the thing crashed? The inebriated bums had nothing to lose but what little pride they might have had – all for a bottle of sweet Lucy. Drunkenness is no laughing matter, and neither is a fallen human being, but young people loved it all.
Today, there are videos being done on the internet that promote other crazy stunts that might depict a young man with his clothes on fire, jumping into a swimming pool. If you’ve ever been burned, you know that the pain is incredible. Fire is nothing to play with. Nevertheless, little boys will try anything on a dare.
Even young children are falling prey to this evil what with Catholic priest pedophiles and corrupt teachers – teaching and doing things to children who are too young to understand and cannot defend themselves. This is being done by these satanic, evil-minded people to indoctrinate them into the beasts they could become if they don’t overcome by faith in Christ.
“Naked and Afraid” is the name of a popular television reality show where a woman goes about in the wilderness without a stitch of clothing, and appearing to be afraid of her own shadow.
There are gay pride parades throughout most of the world, even in Jesus’ home state. A parade of fearsome-looking creatures walk about shamelessly naked and dressed like the perverts they are. It must have been the same during the time of Sodom and Gomorrah – and we all know what happened to them. We live in a world where anything and everything goes.
Recently, over seventy people overdosed on hard drugs in a park where they were shooting up, snorting and ingesting pills. Americans continue being dumbed down and deceived by the millions (some even going so far as committing suicide) by the father of lies—the great deceiver, Satan.
For a week, the burning man celebration begins the last week in August in the Black Rock Dessert in Nevada. This is all about human sexuality where promiscuous people are free to do what they will while naked.
Whatever happened to basic human values – morality, modesty, integrity, honesty, virtue, empathy, sincerity, and hope? These characteristics have all but disappeared on America’s landscape.
The Apostle Paul tells Timothy in his second letter what to expect in the end times, in which he says:
“But know this, that perilous times will come; for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away. For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:1-7).
And then there are the fruits of the Spirit as mentioned in the Bible, which are…
against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts” (Galatians 5:22-26 King James Version).
Do you possess them?
“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world” (Philippians 2:13-15).
The newly refurbished sanctuary at First Baptist Church of Naples has reopened. Check it out on www.FBCN.org.
Correction about Linda Harvey: The original article “The Democrat Ring of Pedophiles” (from which I quoted regarding Linda Harvey in my last article “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing”) was in error in saying she is an LGBT activist. The original Tea Party Tribune article should have said former LGBT activist. Linda Harvey became a Bible-believing Christian in 1992.