“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins...”
( Isaiah 58: 1)

Perversion & Pride

Perversion & Pride


It goes without saying that the world around us is becoming an increasingly vulgar place. One need only turn on network television in the morning to see and hear things once reserved for cable, satellite or after hours viewing.

Jeremiah: 23: :14 “I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.”

1. Sex is Big Business!

The media has homed in on this and the sex industry - arguably one of the biggest - is a great money-spinner. Countless books, magazines, newspapers, radio broadcasts, TV shows, films, videos, tapes, compact disks and dedicated sex shops are linked to the sex industry: endlessly feeding the public with sex-oriented material. I do not need to elaborate on this fact; because everyone knows that sex is big business - all over the world!

I suppose that's why the studio audience laughed when “born again” Hollywood actress, Jane Fonda, recently used a four letter word to reference a certain part of the female anatomy on NBC’s The Today Show while viewers were eating breakfast with their children - something the host strangely felt compelled to apologize for later even though the subject under discussion at the time was a play called The Vagina Monologues.

Apparently, no apology was needed for that.

2. Differing Definitions

Further complicating matters are all of the differing definitions now of what is and isn't decent. For instance, throwing an empty coke can out a car window these days might be considered more offensive than hurling an obscenity or an extended middle finger. Consider which of the above will most likely get you a citation.

Have you ever wondered why?

The sad result is children growing up in a world choosing value systems much like they choose computer operating systems. They're taught by our conflicting and confusing standards that there is no right or wrong system. One is merely incompatible with the other; so, just pick the most personally appealing to you and get on with your life because it really doesn't matter in the end.

But, you see, it does matter!

3. Vulgarity is Near-Sighted

Vulgarity is near-sighted. It sees only its immediate desire - not the long-term or widespread consequences. It is the ultimate expression of pride, selfishness and rebellion and the predecessor and prophet of violence - a force with no conscience or compassion - only cravings set on satisfaction.

When I read or hear of militant homosexuals trying to use the Word of God to justify their own deviancy by saying fire and brimstone rained down on Sodom and Gomorrah because of their “lack of hospitality,” I don't know whether to laugh or cry!

Ezekiel 16: 49: Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
50: And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.”

Isaiah 3: 9: The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not.”

(Ezekiel 16:49-50) is explicitly clear about why they were destroyed and it had nothing to do with hospitality. You see, the inhabitants there weren't just depraved - they were proud of their depravity and couldn't wait to force it on others. And it is that pride in their perversion that earned them the wrath of God.

4. Homosexuality

A homosexual is a person who has sexual relations with another of his/her own sex. Male homosexuals are referred to as sodomites; whereas female homosexuals are termed lesbians. Homosexual behaviour is seldom openly condemned these days. Indeed it will soon be unlawful in this country to classify homosexuals as ‘sinners.’ For further information see A Voice In The Wilderness - Canada article concerning Homosexuality.

Divine punishment for homosexuality:
Leviticus 20: 13: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
I would also add that vigilante violence against homosexuals is just as vulgar because is too is rooted in rebellion.

5. What about Adultery?

Heterosexual pride and perversion is no less evil than “gay pride” and perversion. Adultery is voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person (married or not) who is not his/her spouse. Adultery is forbidden in the law of God. The seventh of the Ten Commandments says:
Exodus 20: 14: “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”
Leviticus 20: 10: And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
Proverbs 6: 32: But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
In spite of these divine warnings adultery is commonplace these days, especially in the affluent west. Nevertheless adulterers pay a heavy price for their sins; they destroy their own souls! For further details see A Voice In The Wilderness - Canada article on Adultery.

6. What about Fornication & Prostitution?

Fornication is voluntary sexual intercourse between an unmarried couple. Prostitution (also called whoredom or harlotry in Scripture) is the commercializing of sex: sex at a price! What does the Bible say about fornication and prostitution?
1 Corinthians 6: 18: “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.”
Deuteronomy 23: 17: “There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel...”
Ezekiel 16: 20: Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter,
21: That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?
For further information see A Voice In The Wilderness - Canada article Fornication.

7. Summary

Canada didn't invent vulgarity anymore than Sodom and Gomorrah invented homosexuality; but if and when we as a nation become so proud of our perversions that we collectively pleasure ourselves victimizing others with them, I have no doubt God's mercy will again give way to His wrath.

The Bible tells us that God is going to punish blatant sinners just as He did in days gone by. He didn't spare evil angels for cohabiting with human females. He didn't spare mankind in the days of Noah. He didn't spare Sodom in the days of Lot. In fact He burned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes. So it is foolish beyond imagination to suppose that God has somehow changed and will react differently towards the sins of this generation.


In the Son’s Name - For the Father’s glory.
Elder: Max W. Mader