Biblical Audio Commentary – Steeped in Sin
I’m going to apologize up front for this Commentary because its premise is so disgusting – yet, if we don’t examine these issues, we remain willfully ignorant or hopelessly naïve, our heads stuck in the sand, and we as Christians then cannot pray against the evil.
In my prayer time one morning I went down this rabbit hole – in reality a sewer filled with sinful and depraved sludge. This was after I was thinking how blessed my wife and I have been to be effectively isolated in our rural area, generally away from the muck of the world with its chaos, violence, lawlessness, and anti-God wickedness.
If it weren’t for the Internet and the research I do, I would essentially be blind and deaf to that which is happening in our community, all over America, and the entire world. Just think of how peasants lived in years past, engaged in the work on their properties, so busy with the necessities of life that the outside world simply wasn’t a concern. Yet, inevitably, warlords or hostile nations came sweeping across the land to devastate these families. They didn’t have a clue this was coming and had no means of combatting the superior forces arrayed against the little hamlet that may have been nearby.
Likewise, I thought of poor farmers in Europe, eking out a subsistence living, unmechanized, and toiling to the bone to grow enough food to survive. The next thing they knew the German Nazi army swept them up in their frenzy to expand and subjugate them to the dictates of Adolph Hitler and his occult, racist ideology. These people had no idea that their lives would change in an instant and all they knew was to be destroyed.
All this is no different from how we watch the weather these days. In the past, weather happened, and the only foreknowledge of it might have been gathering clouds or the twitch in the knees of someone with arthritis. Now, we have weather forecasts – however accurate they may be – for over a week in advance.
Of these things I’ll discuss momentarily, what would I know about them without the Internet? Would I be better off or does knowledge – however awful it might be – help me to prepare for the inevitable? Does it also enable me to witness or disciple more effectively, or is this awareness extraneous to those efforts?
My ruminations took a dark turn as I thought about the harm being done to children in the name of love. If it isn’t already, the law of the land is moving very quickly that every child from the cradle up in age will be instructed in sexuality whether parents approve of it or not. This is already a practice in many areas. We’re told that it is good that infants be taught that they are sexual beings, and that their entire lives should be focused on that. They’re educated and shown that touching themselves for pleasure is a wonderful experience. Masturbation as soon as the child can comprehend the idea is exalted as the right and proper way to encourage an infant’s sense of self. Just as Aldous Huxley showed in Brave New World, the children are inspired to play sex games, males with females, or even with those of the same sex, so that they grow up with this instilled in them as normal, right, and a constant distraction. They learn that viewing pornography is freedom, and that interacting with adults in this perversion is liberating.
Thus, if we don’t have them already, very soon there will be babies having babies, and babies having abortions.
All this is repulsive enough and so debauched that it’s difficult to comprehend, yet this is the world in which we live. What is even more horrifying, if that’s even possible, is that through these activities these little children – truly innocent by every measure that one could imagine – are being subjected to demonic influences that will destroy them. The act of sin opens doors to Satan and his minions, be it for harassment, oppression, or possession. These dark pathways down which these children are being led can have no ending other than a complete takeover of their souls. Given this at such a young age, is it even possible they can be redeemed? They know nothing of goodness and light and of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, because they’re immersed in the cauldron of iniquity that has no bounds.
Part of what probably got me thinking along these lines was a video clip that I’d seen previously, but came up again in what I was watching. It showed the “Amazing Desmond” – a young boy whose parents obviously sold him out for money. This maybe 10-year-old is dressed in drag and sashays down the aisle of a TV talk show set where men and women on each side of him are clapping, cheering, and smiling in glee at his performance. If it doesn’t turn your stomach, something is wrong with you.
I’m sorry if you need a shower after this, but will you look away? If so, to what end?
With these children as true and pure victims, how does God deal with this? If these little ones are so corrupted from birth and filled with every manner of evil, what is God to do with that? They had no choice, no say in all this, and because of how they’re raised, what chance do they have to walk in any kind of righteousness, or even to see the world as a place of wonder because it’s God’s marvelous creation?
I can only equate their plight to the state of the world before the Flood or the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah prior to their destruction. Only Noah and his family could be saved; only Lot and his daughters in the other instance. These were the sole survivors of God’s immense and righteous judgment upon a world or geographic area gone completely from any kind of redemption. Surely there were children of every age whose souls had been devastated and made completely dark by the sexual immorality of those days. How did God ultimately judge these children who had no options in life to walk in a holy and just way? Was there some means by which God relented toward these children and wrote their names in the Book of Life? If that was any kind of possibility, will He also do it with these babies today?
The other side of this equation is those who approve of and encourage it. Can you imagine the parents of these children and the state of their conscience? Talk about searing it and cutting off all access to God. Surrounding the children and likewise adding to the immorality because they are no different than the parents are teachers, activists, drag queens, politicians, social media, peers of these little ones, and much of the medical profession. Add to this the trafficking of these young lives as simply vessels for evil men to fill with the depths of corruption for their greed and lust. All of society has fallen into the abyss.
Are not every single one of these worthy of having millstones placed around their necks and cast into the sea? Through their actions, they are literally crying out for judgment upon themselves that will come and is so richly deserved.
What rottenness has consumed this world that we would tolerate this evil! Where is the church? How has this institution ordained by God to push back against such things allowed them to happen without raising a cry? Yes, there are a few faithful pastors and ministries calling out these things, but they barely make a blip on the cultural scene. By and large, the church and those who call themselves pastors are helping to shove these children right into the chasm of hell. Have no doubt; they will pay dearly.
What does hearing about all this do for us? It’s certainly an inexorable movement that will only get worse as the Tribulation approaches. Despite all the pushback by good and noble people, the end is written. As a result, although there may be a few victories by the forces of light here and there with a few lives saved – not an inconsequential thing; our success may actually be measured in our obedience to the Word and will of God. He has placed us in our own spheres and given us the tools to work for His kingdom as He desires for us. If we do that, regardless of the outcome, we will have been obedient to the Lord – which pleases Him immensely. Remember that the harvest remains plentiful, yet dwindling, until the end because there are always too few laborers.
If we are unaware of these kinds of evils perpetrated in the world because we’ve chosen one way or the other not to see or hear about them, then do we not sin but cutting off our ability to be the hands and feet of Jesus and/or to pray against all this? Regardless of how distasteful it may be to consume this garbage, until Jesus comes for His true church in the pre-Tribulation Rapture, we have a job to do. Let us shine the light of God into this dark world and do all that we can as ambassadors of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.