Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Psychopathology at its Ultimate

Why Civilizations Decay
psychopathology: a pathological deviation from normal behavior, psychosis; the study of psychological and behavioral dysfunction occurring in mental disorder or in social disorganization.
Nothing speaks so clearly to the fact that God alone is the Creator of all than to see what happens to man when he turns away from God.

If there is no God, then man in his most vile state should still be able to flourish from a societal perspective...but this has never happened.  It is historical fact that every culture which turns from God's ways begins a slope of moral decay which precedes its own impending death.  What is the leading predictor of this decline?  A society's views on sex.

The Bible describes fornication and homosexuality as abhorrent, abnormal, and an abomination.  Yet society says these things are normal.  Who are we to believe and how do we know that which is true?

Even if one does not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the truth is evident through the lens of history.  Every time society begins to accept & promote sexual deviancy, that society begins a spiraling march towards its own death; this alone shows that such behaviors are not "normal".  

As Scripture echoes, the truths of God are blatantly evident in the world around us.  The condition of life itself attests to the fact that God's word is sure.  The fact that societies cannot progress when disregarding His statutes is the evidence that His words are true while at the same time bearing witness to His very judgments against such.

Romans Chapter 1 outlines man's steps into reprobation and - as attested via history - it identifies sexual sin as foremost in this decline.  In the video below is a portion of the documentary "Divorcing God",  which discusses this decline as a historical reality for past civilizations and a present reality for America today.  As stated in the video by Dr. Judith Reisman, when a society reaches a point where they can sing, clap, and dance about sadomasochism (2011 Billboard Music Awards), we have reached psychopathology at its ultimate!

Further evidence of the psychopathology of American culture is the advances of homosexuality.  Although it was originally created almost 20 years ago, the documentary entitled "The Report: Homosexuality in America" is horrifyingly accurate in its depiction of gay life and the overall gay agenda (which is coming to fruition even as we speak).

While an excerpt of the documentary on homosexuality can be seen here, I must warn that some of the content is disturbing.  The mainstream media never portrays the real face of homosexuality, choosing to spin it as a civil rights issues.  However, prominent in the celebration of this 'lifestyle' is a constant theme of debauchery, rebellion, and perversion.  Public nudity and public acts of indecency are standard at "Gay Pride" gatherings, but never reported on the nightly news. Instead, the public is given a sanitized perspective which by no means comes close to reality.

In the same way as the media turns a blind eye, so do many individuals as they adopt attitudes like, "Well, as long as it doesn't bother me.  What people do in the privacy of their own homes is their business..."  But what if it isn't in the privacy of the homes, but out in the streets?  Will it 'bother you' if your children are indoctrinated into thinking such is normal and enticed to join in the deviant behavior?  Would you get off of the fence if you actually had the love of God in your hearts to care more about the souls of these individuals than your own comfort?  The issue is that most don't want to see because their minds are already infected with the same psychopathology; they have accepted as "normal" that which history and the word of God itself confirms is not

We are given the prototype of such a decayed society in God's dealings with Sodom & Gomorrah (Genesis 19:1-11).  Left to its own devices, a spirit of sodomy will so degrade the mind of man that he is turned into an animal.  As seen in the interaction with the angels who came to warn Lot, it is violent, without restraint, and driven to ensure that all are defiled by it.  Unrestrained sexual sin so sinks the mind of man into reprobation that God must come against it in judgment unless all mankind would be lost (Genesis 18:16-33).  This is in fact the condition that the world will be in when Jesus returns in judgment (Luke 17:28-30).

The point I am making is that both the historical and Biblical record show plainly that the rise of sexual deviancy brings about the destruction of man.

So then, what is the solution?

"Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up." Jeremiah 18:15

According to the video below, the answer is that Americans must take a more active stance in public policy.  We must fight for our Constitutional liberties and not let our religious freedoms be taken away.  In this, I couldn't disagree more.  

The answer my friends is Jesus.  If it is God who gives life, then only He can preserve it; and to do so He has given the world salt.  The church is what is needed; not a harlot, but a Bride, sharing the nature, life, and power of the Bridegroom.  We need a church who is a reflection of Jesus Christ and thereby a partaker of the divine nature.  We don't need to turn to political activism because the weapons of our warfare are not carnal.  We must turn back to the ancient pathways.

"Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?  Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over? Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away." Isaiah 51:9-11

Our salvation is not in trying to redeem the world, but in being molded into the character and nature of our Redeemer so that others who are lost might also be saved.  As we do this - as each individual makes it a personal charge to lay down his/her life for Jesus - the glory of the Lord will be a great shining light in this land and throughout the world (Isaiah 9:2; Matthew 4:16).  All God is waiting for is a Body.  The question is will we be part of it?

1 comment:

  1. I don't understand how people can't see what these behaviours does to them. Look at 'relationships' look how people destroy eachother over sex, and look at the state of marriage. There is evidence of God's truth all around us!


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