America In Deep Sin: Our Nation's Behavior Is Immoral
- Tuesday, March 09, 2004
Most of us know that AIDS is an abbreviation for Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome. But I believe it could be redefined and relabeled to represent America In Deep Sin. In essence, our nation is reaping what she has sown for the last thirty to forty years. The Apostle Paul, under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, issued three indictments against this world - three indictments that God brought to pass in the courtroom of His justice. Here is the third:
Our Nation's Behavior Is Immoral
I did not say amoral - amoral means no morals. We've got morals, but they are immoral. Depraved beliefs lead to disgusting behavior. Once a person has fashioned his god, he must bow down and worship it. I want you to see the way people worship their idols. First, they worship them perversely.
A) Perversely (vv. 26-27) "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire towards one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error."
God gave them up to vile affections, which means a passion for perversion or degrading desires. What is the ultimate expression of man's defilement against God? It is homosexuality. Homosexuality is the most dishonoring, disgusting, disgraceful, debasing, and degrading sin of all. It is a sin that is against nature. This sin is creeping across America and that's why America is In Deep Sin.
"And receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error." God says, "Okay, you can have it your way, but you will suffer the consequences." He said that they will receive within themselves the recompense of their error. Do you know what God is saying through the Apostle Paul? You get what you get because you did what you did. I know that's not popular, but it sure is found in the Bible. You get what you get because you did what you did. You broke the ultimate commandment. You went against God and in ultimate defilement you broke God's supreme moral law.
Homosexuality is the picture of man or a woman making love to his/her idol. It brought the judgment of God upon Sodom and Gomorrah. It is a perversion against the order of nature. Isn't it interesting that people will do things that animals will not do? It is America In Deep Sin.
In the United States those who have given themselves to these despicable vices are binding together and demanding public recognition, public revenue, and personal rewards for their perverted way of life. Same sex marriage is their goal. Off-beat sex is their theme. It is being glamorized in books, magazines, movies and on television talk shows. It is a glimpse of America In Deep Sin. It is a picture of man worshiping himself perversely and then he worships himself publicly.
B) Publicly (v. 28) Paul gives us a list of the qualities of man when he disobeys God. Did you notice what the Bible said in verse 28? "And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper." A reprobate mind is a worthless mind. It cannot tell the difference between right and wrong anymore. Many have been given over to a worthless mind. That's why our society has debased human expressions, entanglements, human ethics and endeavors. You get what you get because you did what you did. Then, we find that man worships himself persuasively.
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