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We have lost our sense of morality

The homosexuality versus morality debate is back in the news. It is a hot item in Christian circles since the recent news in the Advocate’s Religion section of March 29 regarding World Vision. World Vision is a billion-dollar child-sponsorship charity, and is thought to be a Christian- based charity. They made the chilling announcement that they now recognize same-sex marriage.

Because World Vision has always been strongly supported by evangelical Christians, there has been an immediate reaction to the news. Many individuals and groups have cancelled all financial support )including my own) and have transferred the funds to other Christian relief charities such as Samaritan’s Purse.

There are many folks who consider gay-marriage and the gay lifestyle to be now normalized and accepted socially, and is no longer an issue. They are completely wrong!

The gay community is an addiction community and is caught up in something that they cannot control. Their addiction is an obsessive surrender to a dangerous and unhealthy lifestyle. No responsible parent would ever wish such a life on their children.

Some recent history: A few decades ago, at the height of the HIV scare, it was discovered that homosexual activities was a large contributing factor in the spread of this deadly disease.

Ironically, at about the same time, a study was released that implied that homosexuality was just a gene mix-up, and folks were “born with it.”

There has never been a follow-up study to support that erroneous finding!

But the media, Hollywood, secular churches, public school officials and the courts are ignoring the lack of scientific verification, and are coasting along on the delusional assumption that we are “born with it.” Fortunately, some homosexuals themselves, have successfully sought programs to free themselves from their addiction, and have made their confessions public. God bless them.

The above mentioned groups, the media, Hollywood, etc., seem to take great delight in scorning Christian morals as taught in the Holy Bible, the book that gives us a very clear blueprint for a successful life. They are succeeding in undermining the foundation of a moral life. Gay marriage, abortion (infanticide), prostitution, assisted suicide, euthanasia, marijuana— what’s next?

Do you get the big picture? Do you get the sense that society is on a slippery slope into social chaos? Life is cheap! Marriage is cheap! Morality is cheap! We are certainly proving the truth of the sage observation “capacity for self-delusion is infinite.”

What does the Holy Bible say about all this? 2 Timothy 4: 3-4 says: “The time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great many teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”

It is simply amazing that so many intelligent people in our society can make such terrible, ill informed, anti-social decisions. I am hopeful that our society still has a silent majority, who are not participating in mass delusion, and who steadfastly believe that the living God, in his power and grace, can miraculously set people free from any addiction. And we further believe that the loud advocates of immorality, decadence and perversion, desperately need to find the only source of true wisdom, which is God, himself.

Jim Swan

Red Deer

 
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