“…knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”
It’s only a matter of time before any society that rejects God, His word, and His truth crumbles because of moral rot. If nothing is objectively right or wrong, then everyone is free to do what is right in their own sight—to live out their own truth. We see this illustrated in Genesis 19. There was a way that seemed right to Lot—culturally. When he offered his daughters to the angry mob to protect his guests, he thought he was doing the right thing. But was he? No! That’s why we ought to constantly examine our convictions to see whether we have made them culturally or biblically.
The law of the land today may not be hospitality, but the law of the land is shaping what we believe is right and wrong. The law of the land today is tolerance and inclusion, which pairs very nicely with our society’s wholesale rejection of the very concept of objective truth. Anything goes today culturally—and if you dare to disagree, you have violated the only law of the land!
It would be good if tolerance and inclusion were applied within their original definition within a biblical context rather than their cultural context—but they are not. Today, tolerance and inclusion are often cowardice masking itself as virtue. We see the rejection of the biblical and the embrace of the cultural which will eventually leave us miserable…just like Lot—who was in the world AND of the world; who lost his convictions; who would sacrifice his own family to survive culturally.
How about you? Is there anything in our culture that says is right that the word of God says is wrong? Something…anything…that you have chosen to adopt cultural convictions about rather than biblical ones? Why? Why would you want to live in rejection of God and objective truth? Make no mistake—when a society does this, it is only a matter of time before the most heinous, wicked atrocities are not only fully accepted and embraced but also celebrated.
We live in a land, a society, a culture described in Romans 1:32, “…knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.” We just need the God-given courage to speak the truth in love and not live in cultural compromise like Lot.
Listen to our study of Genesis 19 and learn how to live courageously in a land of compromise.