The morality standard for television used to be so high and defined, televisions shows depicting the bedroom of “Father Knows Best”, “Leave it to Beaver", or “I Love Lucy” would have the unmarried television marriages with double beds so the unseemly idea of fornication would not be conveyed on the screen.
Flaunting any type of sexual situation both real or imagined has no barriers today, an example of how far the morality standards have eroded in entertainment….that is if one can stomach it as amusing.
In the movie classic “Gone With the Wind”, when actor Clark Gable thundered, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn!”, it touched off a firestorm of public indignity. Profanity laced language routinely is now spoken through all entertainment vehicles with even F-bombs being of no consequence.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTyjVHMCMmQ
For lack of a better word in movies of the past, murder and killing were treated with respect for the audience. Now one is exposed to grotesque scenes where blood and body parts are strewn about in a not too uncommon Texas Chainsaw Massacre narrative. One just cannot just be killed….you need a slaughter scene.
The growth and worsening of prolific sexual depravity is driving a pornographic industry that is now topping ten billion dollars annually in America, bigger than professional football, basketball, and baseball combined. The focal point of pornographic production lies north of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley dubiously anointed “The Smut Capital”.
A new California condom law may finally chase the pornography industry to neighboring Las Vegas, Nevada and many of the Golden State are saying, good riddance. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/01/17/porn-production-moves-to-las-vegas-after-california-condom-law/
The appetite for pornography has grown exponentially from the backroom dark corners of society to mainstream acceptance. Benefactors cashing in on America’s addiction to pornography are making it available in hotel rooms as Marriott, and General Motors interest in Direct TV pays off handsomely to the bottom line. One does not have to sneak off to a seedy adult theater, one can go upscale.
One of the more devastating impacts of pornography plagues the ministry of religious organizations as clergy are admitting to a personal addiction to sexual material available on the Internet.
Sexual assaults are being reported in record numbers in our military, educational institutions, and general workplaces. Are these independent examples by chance or is a demonic spiritual force of lust driving pornography?
When a 6.7 earthquake in 1971 hit Sylmar, one could debate that a mere coincidence took place. But as the industry of pornography has taken root in growth, so has the number of earthquakes increased. Could it be that sexual depravity curses the land? God gives a spiritual clue to what is happening.
In Leviticus 18 it outlines a whole series of sexual sins or immoral behavior that God declares of "visiting the iniquity" of those specific actions.
“The land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants” which strongly suggests by “the land convulsing” could unleash some type of natural disaster since the land is defiled. Being “spued out of the land” has both a spiritual and physical application.
The type of disaster could be flood or earthquake. The idea that sexual depravity unleashes the phenomenon of natural disasters brings interesting ramifications.
Nobody knows how Creation took place or what processes governs it. Adam and Eve clearly demonstrated that sin had an impact on the physical attributes of existence. Sin assists in deteriorating physical aspects of creation. What if this very principle is associated to the very spiritual/physical pattern which governs the Earth?
It is uncanny how earthquakes or floods drive the cleansing and restoration of the planet. When one inspects what is declared in Deuteronomy 4:26, “I call heaven and Earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it…”
Again in Deuteronomy 30: 19, a powerful spiritual law is established, “I call heaven and Earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.”
God does not do the cursing, but the spiritual “karma” establish will bless or curse based on what action is taken.
God does not relish bringing punishment or is in a big hurry to dispense justice for wrongdoing. The “iniquity of the Ammorites is not yet full” discloses an example of God’s patience for mankind to repent from sin. There are many examples of God relenting once repentance is demonstrated by the people.
It is God’s desire that none perish, unfortunately God limiting Himself by His word does not allow Him to interfere with the free moral choices made. This issue is badly understood by many that do not understand why God does not use His power to immediately fix things. God does not interfere with the impact of sin nor adjusts its course.
It is written, when sin abounds, grace shall that much more abound.
Even in the darkness of the San Fernando Valley where the majority pornography is produced, the Spirit of God labors to have their hearts turned to repentance. There is light available to convert the darkness.