Many folks believe the world is a greater, much better, place to live these days.
“Things are much better than before”, they’ll say. “People are more tolerant of one another, and mankind is finally outgrowing their need for a god of some kind.”
“But what about the condition of a person’s heart?”, I ask. “Nothing seems to have changed. People appear to be more tolerant of perverts than ever before.”
“You’re looking at everything all wrong”, I’m quickly reminded. “Statistics prove there are less rapes, less sexual crimes, and even extramarital affairs haven’t increased much over the past twenty years. When people are allowed to express their true selves, there is less reason to be uptight.”
“People are showing greater respect for diversity. Mankind is finally realizing they have the power within themselves to make the world a better place.”
Nice tune, but I don’t buy it. It doesn’t play well when compared with the original record. Mankind is not evolving into perfection.
But I do believe there are less perverts, less perversion, in the world today; and I’ll tell you why.
I looked at these areas of society; things that are are commonly accepted as good.
Language of people conversing while walking in a public mall.
Men’s and women’s fashions.
What people refer to as entertainment.
Just to name a few.
After thinking about those things, I went to the dictionary:
Pervert – a person who has sunk below the normal moral standard.
Did it smack you in the face like it did me?
The world has less perverts these days for one reason; the standard has been lowered!
It’s not because man is getting better. It’s not that we’re finally figuring out this thing called life.
And why do we keep lowering the standard?
Because man still believes they can make a utopian world without God.
Ask them, they’ll tell you.
Or better yet, read the bible.
“…They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.” (Romans 1:19 – 1:23 NLT)
Truthfully, it’s easy to see just how far we are from the Creator’s intent.
But these days, truth isn’t very highly received, much less believed.
So that’s why there are less perverts in the world.
By the way, we not only live in accordance with our beliefs, we also die in the same manner.
Wanna talk about it? Let’s!