A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.(Proverbs 12:10)
For more than 70 years there has been an out of control forest-fire raging in the former Judeo/Christian world, which has wreaked seismic levels of misery and even death to literally millions of people. Ironically the scope of the evil it has inflicted, is little appreciated, in fact there are many who believe this out of control cultural fire represents “progress”.
I speak of the Sexual revolution.
This raging and destructive fire was sparked by a confluence of historical events, such as the demands of World War 2, which brought women out of the home into the workplace in unprecedented numbers, the collapse of the authority of the church in men’s minds (replaced by ‘science’ , Psychology, and notions of modern progress), the dawn of a mass media/entertainment complex, television, the invention of the birth control pill, and the mass availability to pornography.
In the name of “Liberation” the sexual anarchists have been resolutely breaking down every one of the moral and ethical boundary lines that once maintained the greatest and most successful civilization the world has ever known, the Judeo Christian West.
This attack on boundaries has been the cause of much misery, and predictably the greatest level of earthly suffering has been borne by women and children.
It turns out that those former boundaries were set there by God for good reasons, most of them having to do with the protection of the rights and dignity of women and children.Who Knew?
The primal human unit, according to the Word of God, is a man and a woman, who will have children together. The family,(not the State) is foundational and essential to human order.
And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.(Genesis 2:22-24)
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.(Genesis 1:27-28)
It is in the family as defined by God; Father, Mother, children, that the wellbeing of all of society has been vouchsafed, for in the family children can be truly nourished, and Man can channel all of his energies into the betterment of his wife, and the children they bear together.
Marriage has a civilizing function for young men. In marriage a young man has someone beyond himself to live for, and to expend his considerable energies on behalf of. It is in the betterment of that family, that all of society is bettered as well.In losing his own selfish life, he gains life, laying it down for his wife and children.
But the sexual revolution has “liberated ” us from all of that.
You can see the horrifying battlegrounds that once were our cities, where the policies of the wicked (in the name of compassion and mercy of course) have all but killed marriage. Our cities teem with fifth and sixth generations of utterly miserable welfare dependent, single or abandoned women, subsidized by the Government(the anti-Husband) to bear children.
They also teem with unmarried and idle young men, the biological fathers of those children, but who have no intention of marrying the mother, as their father didn’t and his father didn’t ad nauseum. Most of these young people from the land where marriage died, do not know their own fathers. The have the government to look out for them.
There is no greater danger to a civil society, than these hordes of idle young men, with no prospects, nothing to work or sacrifice for, and no moral code to live by.
They “get theirs”, “hooking up” with “baby Mamas”, therefore they see no need for marrying. This is utter cruelty to all involved.
The revolution which made divorce easier (no fault divorce), has had a far more disparate effect on women than on men. The de-criminalization of pornography has greatly contributed to the breakdown of the family also.
The societal attempt at the removal of shame from premarital sex, failed marriage and even adultery has had a tremendously corrosive effect on marriages, as well as on singles, many of whom have just given up on marriage altogether.
The only ‘advantage'(dubious advantage at that) to be gained by this situation, goes to the promiscuous man.
But supposedly “Shame” is bad, it is negative and belongs to “the bad old days”, when people were “Hung up ” on sex and ‘inhibited”. The Tender mercies of the wicked have been applied to our generation, and they have proven to be cruel. They have thrown out shame, and liberated people from what once proved to be a psychological barrier to sinful behavior.
Immoral men were liberated to be “Playboys”, but what of the women? Can a woman have it all, (immorally speaking) and be the same as a promiscuous man? Are men and women interchangeable, or is there some terrible price that has to be paid by women who envy “promiscuous” men ?
A whole host of intense modern psychological maladies are caused due to the wreckage caused by our modern promiscuity. As usual, women and children bear the heaviest burden, in single parenthood( the surest way to poverty in America) and fatherlessness.
Many millions would not need the oceans of pills and drugs prescribed to treat their persistent, deep and inexplicable sorrows, if they could just once plainly see this simple truth; FORNICATION AND ADULTERY ARE SINS, THEY ARE WRONG AND RUN COUNTER TO YOUR VERY HUMANITY. Then if they accept the above they should be presented as well with this truth in order to be truly healed; CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS, ONCE AND FOR ALL, THE JUST FOR THE UNJUST, TO BRING US TO GOD!
But instead usually they cling to their godless and dehumanizing ideologies; such psychology, the sexual revolution, the new morality, the new tolerance and acceptance. These are the cruel,”tender mercies of the wicked”, which sound so right, but cannot cure the soul, but can only morally maim, and blind those who subscribe to them.
The cruelest aspect of this godless”compassion”, is the program to cause children to question their own gender. The entire homosexual agenda encroachment upon children has come in the name of relief from bullying in schools.
Yet we are told repeatedly by our educators, media, the entertainment industry, and even our political class repeatedly tell us that we are better off, freer and live in a much more compassionate world than ever before!
The Freedom wrought by this evil social revolution, is the freedom of the man in Mark 5, who lived among the tombs.
He was free all right, free of conventions, free of anyone telling him what to do, he was even free of clothes! The Bible tells us
“…no man could bind him, no, not with chains: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.(Mark 5:4-5)”
But where do we find him? Living in squalor among the tombs, crying and cutting himself.Into the vacuum came Satan, because the poor man became possessed of evil spirits.
Such is this rebellious, wounded and hurting generation. The damage has been profound, we can only hope that like the demoniac in Mark, this generation will hear the voice of Jesus and allow him to make us whole again, clothed and in our right mind.