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Saturday, 2 June 2012

Promiscuity, divorce and separation are at epidemic proportions!!!

If these two representatives of apostate Christendom are concerned about the moral decline in our nation then things are very bad indeed!
Yet they contradict themselves in what they say. Richard Chartres, Anglican Bishop of London, has said Britain was now: an enormously different society compared to 1952 - the year of the Queen’s accession to the throne - and in 'so many ways' a better place to live.

On the other hand he goes on to say that: inequality had grown and material progress had been at the expense of communal life with relationships within families, communities and society 'more strained, more fragile' and more broken than people cared to recognise
Further that: depression and the prescription of anti-depressants has reached a similarly epidemic level.
He also stated: promiscuity, divorce and separation are at epidemic proportions

Again he says: that is not to count the hundreds of thousands more who don’t even make it out of the womb each year.

Read the full article here.

Now which is it to be? Is Britain a better place to live than 60 years ago with 'inequality', with relationships  'more strained, more fragile' and 'more broken than people cared to recognise'? How can Britain be a better place with promiscuity, divorce and separation are at epidemic proportions and ten of thousands of innocents are murdered in the name of abortion every year?

It is not material gain, sensual pleasures or ease of life that defines whether life is better than 60 years ago. The spiritual and moral tone of society will determine whether life is better or not. As a man thinketh in his heart so is he, cf. Proverbs 23:7

Judged by these standards life today is far from being better. 

It is interesting to notice that these two individuals are never capable of tracing the symptoms back to the root cause of our trouble. All of these issues highlighted are merely symptoms. They are the evidence of a sickness not the sickness itself. Departure from the truth of God is the source of society's woes. God's existence is being increasingly denied, biblical morality has long been abandoned and increasingly every man is doing that which is right in their own eyes. This is the cause of society's troubles. 

Departure from God always brings trouble upon a society. This has ever been the case. The Lord has illustrated this truth many times in His Word. It is summed up in the word of Proverbs 14:34: Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people

John Gill said on this text: where vice reigns, iniquity abounds, profaneness, impiety, and immorality of all sorts prevail, a people become mean and despicable; they fall into poverty and contempt; are neither able to defend themselves, nor help their neighbours, and so are despised by them.

Sadly this is the state of our nations today. 

Dealing with the symptoms never cures the illness. So it will be in our nation. What scheme, policy or plan governments or clergy comes up with will not work. There needs to be a turning back to God and His ways. Sadly this is not being called for today. The words of Hosea 14:1 are very appropriate: O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.

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