Beware of the Culture of Promiscuity
On July 16, a
The Family Planning Association
Before our Lord Jesus
returns, this sexual liberty and culture of promiscuity will continue on a worsening
global trend. On a daily basis, the
media broadcasts sexually related content, causing many to fall into the trap
of lust, particularly among teenagers.
A political analyst, Carol Platt Liebau,
suggested in her book, “Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Damages Girls”, the
following four types of cultural shifts that perpetuate a hyper-sexualized
The author of this sharing quoted these reports not to cause feelings of unrest, but to remind us to be cautious in our living, striving to be holy and godly in our days. Faced with the current hyper-sexualized and promiscuous culture of the end times, the Bible teaches us that those called upon by God must be separated from the world because God’s will for us is to be sanctified, avoiding sexual immorality (1 Thes 4:3). Flee from sexual immorality (1 Cor 6:18) like escaping from hell fire, because those stained with such sin and are unwilling to give up cannot inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor 6:9-10). Therefore, be clear-minded and self-controlled so that you can pray (1 Peter 4:7) and avoid Satan’s scheme of using worldly customs and cultural trends to affect our thoughts and character.
Young Christians must also have self-control, protecting their own sanctity both physically and mentally. They must not use doing this “for fun” as an excuse to follow the worldly trends and also should not blindly accept the value system of typical movie or sports celebrities. Avoid promiscuity, come back to the right senses (1 Cor 15:34). When surfing the internet, make a covenant with your eyes to not allow yourself to sin and fall into lust (Job 31:1). Flee from lust and pursue the Lord (2 Tim 2:22), which is the proactive attitude. Christian parents needs to use every opportunity to teach and explain the Bible. “Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.” (Prov 19:18). Always teach them to make right ethical judgments, to be mindful of their speech, action, the way they meet friends, as well as their online behaviour. Remind them to not casually follow trends or culture and forbid them to befriend bad characters, pointing out that these may lead them to their ruins (Prov 18:24). Most important is to pray unceasingly for the children.
“As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do.” (1 Peter 14-15)