Several years ago, a group of boys at Lakewood High School in southern California were arrested as members of a "sexual posse" which kept score at the sport of sexual intercourse with different girls. Several of the boys' fathers said that nothing was wrong with their behavior. Eric Richardson, one of the Lakewood boys, said, "They pass out condoms, teach sex education and pregnancy--but they don't teach us any rules."

Welcome to post-Christian America. All the rules are off--it's everyone for himself. Write your own rules, find your own way, just be sure to leave God out of it. The Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Rome, warning that "The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God has been made plain to them" [Romans 1:18]. God is not mocked. Welcome to Rome--America in the postmodern age.


Albert Mohler is an author, speaker and President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. This article first appeared on's  Weblog page.