More Tolerable for Sodom
By Chuck Baldwin
Chuck Baldwin - June 24, 1999

Jesus condemned His generation saying that they were worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. I shudder to think what His assessment must be of our generation. Since we removed the Bible and prayer from our schools we have instituted practices that just a few years ago were considered unimaginable.

We legalized the killing of unborn babies in 1973. Since then we have normalized adultery, fornication and homosexuality. Now, certain members of our professional societies are promoting pedophilia. And, just when you think it couldnít get any worse I read a Drudge Report yesterday that said that a new movie is about to be released in which the star (Tom Cruise) has a scene where he "kisses a dead woman and discovers the taboo pleasure of necrophilia!"

I suppose having sex with the dead is the next aberrant sexual behavior to receive applause and approbation from a world gone mad. About the only thing left is bestiality. At the current pace, it wonít take long for even that to make it into a Hollywood movie.

America needs another great awakening! We need to be awakened to our indifference. We need to be awakened to the spiritual needs of our families. We need to take our eyes off of our financial statements long enough to see the poverty of our souls. We need to be awakened to our need for God!

Only a spiritual restoration can save us now. This means a renewed commitment to our families, our churches, our communities and our nation. It means a willingness to personally discipline my life and conduct by the moral laws of God. It means being accountable. It means accepting my responsibilities. It means putting principle before profit. It means never sacrificing the eternal for the temporal. It means I look to God, not government. It means honesty is not the best policy, it is the only policy! It means repentance, faith, honor, duty, courage and decency.

Someone rightly said, "It is revival or it is ruin." We know what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah. We are foolish to think it canít happen to America. Yet, we are also told that had there been ten righteous people in Sodom the city would have been spared. How many righteous people will it take to spare America? What if that number was one and what if that one was you? Remember, "Duty is ours; results are Godís" (John Q. Adams). Itís past time for the righteous people of America to do their duty for God and for their country!

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