More and more we are seeing on TV a nation that has gone nuts! Crazy things are happening in America that make no sense at all. People have lost their moral and mental sense of balance. They are making decisions that defy common reasoning.
A survey taken some years ago pointed out that people in America had three great concerns. (1) Food, (2) Shelter, and (3) how to have plenty of work to provide for their family. Now two great needs stand out: (1) the ability to buy things, gifts for themselves or for others, and (2) taking care of their pets who now are like additional family members. While I love my Kitty Kat, she is not a person. I enjoy my Kat and I enjoy and relate to people! But my animal is not human!
For Halloween there was a news feature that talking about (1) "how to keep your pets safe." And, (2) how to take care of their emotions when you put on a Halloween mask because it may frighten them and they would become spooked! This is madness and the sign of a nutty nation!
Other surveys have shown that this younger generation has two great desires: (1) how to become wealthy, and (2) how to become popular! Religious and biblical ignorance is growing fast. One young girl went to the jewelry store and wanted a necklace with "that little man on the cross" on it! I can remember the days when the Dallas Cowboys were forced to have short hair and would be kicked off the team if they had pierced tongues and lips and tattoos. There was a code of appearance and conduct that those in sports had to abide by.
Now, anything goes and there are no moral and social standards that guide and control the culture. No one cares, and, the younger generation does not know the difference.
More than likely it will get worse and not better. There is no such thing as biblical standards that even the society adheres to. We are moving deeper and deeper into a cultural and social apostasy, along with an apostasy of the church. The lost used to conform to biblical principles, even to a degree; but no longer! Paul warns: "Do not be conformed to this world (culture), but be transformed (metamorphosized) by the renewing of your 'thought processes' that you may prove what is the will of God ..." (Rom. 12:2).
--Dr. Mal Couch (11/10)