Just a cursory glance at our modern society vindicates the point that God is handing the unrepentant and unbelieving people over to their own sinful desires. For instance, compare the popular music being played on the radio today to the music that was popular thirty to forty years ago. Neither are being endorsed here. But the lyrics of modern songs are even more so sexually explicit. Foul language is promoted much more frequently on the television and even amongst professionals. Women's attire reveals more cleavage. A greater number of adult children are placing their parents into nursing homes. Family members oftentimes utilize vulgar language in dialogues with each other. Where is love and moral uprightness these days?
The current overall spiritual state of the Christian church is deplorable, as well. Individual congregations amongst various denominations have substituted worshiping God on His terms with worldly entertainment. Our worship gatherings look a lot more like concerts or function halls than humble times of worshiping God and in depth expository preaching. Entire churches have embraced worldly lifestyles. The sin of homosexuality is celebrated amongst professing Christians. There are women pastors preaching from the pulpits. Our worship services have become man-centered and feelings oriented. We have become seeker-sensitive. Pastors are evaluated based on their appearance and how well they preach their sermons, not in accordance with sound doctrine.
Certainly, no other age of apostasy can be considered a fair standard of comparison to this one of our modern age. The love of many in our culture has grown cold. Truth is no longer sought after, and the Bible is viewed by those who claim to love God as not being germane to life. People no longer fear God. Natural desires are being exchanged for unnatural desires. Few actually care about having good morals. People are proud. People are boastful. Abortion is defended at all costs. The new atheists boldly announce their hatred of God. This could all be elaborated in much greater detail, but the point has been established: our culture is saturated in wickedness.
If one adheres to the description of truth as being unchanging and unchangeable, and recognizes the constant moral degradation of human civilization, then he or she will have no choice but to conclude, that something is obviously wrong. Could it be that God is handing people over to their reprobate minds? It would be wise to ponder the inspired words that Paul once penned in Romans 1:25-32. We need to humble ourselves and approach God in heartfelt repentance. May the Holy Spirit strengthen His faithful remnant in this earthquake of deception. The Lord Jesus Christ is returning soon.