TV, music, videos, movies and video games have all greatly altered America's morals. Removing God from our schools and the famine of parents teaching God's moral laws to their children have reaped a tremendous change in American morals as a whole. Most people don't know or care what God's laws are on the subject because the media has taught for decades now that it's all about "you". Do what "you" want to do. Do what feels good to "you". Now "political correctness" dictates that it's "hate" to even disagree with literally anything someone else wants to do, even if to share the truth with them could save their souls from eternal hell. Being silent is the truly hateful thing to do. If you are standing in the street and I see a truck barreling straight for you and I do nothing to let you know, I have truly acted hatefully toward you. Out of love we need to at least let people know they have believed a lie and that there is a judgment day for all and we won't be judged by what was accepted by our society, but by God's law.
"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'I am the LORD your God. You shall not do what is done in the land of Egypt where you lived, nor are you to do what is done in the land of Canaan where I am bringing you; you shall not walk in their statutes. You are to perform My judgments and keep My statutes, to live in accord with them; I am the LORD your God. So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, by which a man may live if he does them; I am the LORD." Leviticus 18:2-5
Here are some things that are popular themes in entertainment today and many are in common practice here...and what God has commanded concerning them:
- You cannot uncover the nakedness of any blood relative either of yourself, your father (either biological or not), your mother (either biological or not). This includes any child or their descendants from either your mother or father, aunts, uncles, daughter-in-laws (or male counterpart), sister-in-law (or male counterpart). Leviticus 18:7-16
- "You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and of her daughter, nor shall you take her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; they are blood relatives." Leviticus 18:17
- "You shall not marry a woman in addition to her sister as a rival while she is alive, to uncover her nakedness." Leviticus 18:18
- "Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness during her menstrual impurity." Leviticus 18:19
- "You shall not have intercourse with your neighbor's wife, to be defiled with her." Leviticus 18:20
- "You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech (to false gods either as a sacrifice or to be trained up in their service), nor shall you profane the name of your God (take His name in vain); I am the LORD." Leviticus 18:21
- "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination." Leviticus 18:22
- "Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion." Leviticus 18:23
God says even the "land" is defiled by these sins and has "spewed out" the nations that practiced those things. He warns we too will be "spewed out" of our land if we defile it with these sins. Oh, but these are Old Testament commandments...we live under the New Testament...
God "is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8 Though the religious rituals of that covenant don't apply to us today as we live under the new covenant Christ bought with His blood, fulfilling the old covenant, those things which God considered "abominations" then have not changed. He is still the same God. Sin is still sin and has a penalty.
Here are the penalties God requires of those who commit the things listed above (Leviticus 20:9-24):
"If there is anyone who curses his father or his mother, he shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother, his bloodguiltiness is upon him.
10'If there is a man who commits adultery with another man's wife, one who commits adultery with his friend's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
11'If there is a man who lies with his father's wife, he has uncovered his father's nakedness; both of them shall surely be put to death, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
12'If there is a man who lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death; they have committed incest, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
13'If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
14'If there is a man who marries a woman and her mother, it is immorality; both he and they shall be burned with fire, so that there will be no immorality in your midst.
15'If there is a man who lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death; you shall also kill the animal.
16'If there is a woman who approaches any animal to mate with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
17'If there is a man who takes his sister, his father's daughter or his mother's daughter, so that he sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace; and they shall be cut off in the sight of the sons of their people. He has uncovered his sister's nakedness; he bears his guilt.
18'If there is a man who lies with a menstruous woman and uncovers her nakedness, he has laid bare her flow, and she has exposed the flow of her blood; thus both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
19'You shall also not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister or of your father's sister, for such a one has made naked his blood relative; they will bear their guilt.
20'If there is a man who lies with his uncle's wife he has uncovered his uncle's nakedness; they will bear their sin. They will die childless.
21'If there is a man who takes his brother's wife, it is abhorrent; he has uncovered his brother's nakedness. They will be childless.
22'You are therefore to keep all My statutes and all My ordinances and do them, so that the land to which I am bringing you to live will not spew you out.
23'Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I will drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them.
24'Hence I have said to you, "You are to possess their land, and I Myself will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey " I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples.
26"Thus you are to be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy; and I have set you apart from the peoples to be Mine.
27'Now a man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.'"
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