“WILL YOU JOIN IN OUR CRUSADE?”
The sexual revolution enticed us with a brave new world of pleasure and freedom. However, the fruits of the revolution brought us horrific damage and pain. Millions now are in bondage to sexual sin and bound by its tyranny. But a counter-revolution is in motion. Will you join our holy crusade to bring rescue, healing, comfort, restoration and peace?
TOLERATION GONE BAD
Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. Rev 2:20
The sixties brought a proclamation of sexual “freedom” and “liberty.” The “stultifying, tyrannical and archaic morals” of previous generations were abandoned.
Those who questioned the revolution were shot down with compelling arguments like, “If two consenting adults want to be sexually active, affecting only themselves, what is that to you?” It was airtight reasoning, so sensible, and emancipating.
We sang songs mindlessly because we loved the beat and the tune. The songs said,
“I’m trying to get some girl pregnant”
“If you’re not with the one you love [your boyfriend or girlfriend], love [have sex with] the one you’re with.”
“I’m not talking about commitment…but I really want to see you [have sex with you] tonight.”
A bi-line of the sexual revolution was, “If it feels good do it.” And many of us gave up the “old fashioned” moral restrains for a promised land of pleasure.
I apologize for my part in this revolution, either actively or by standing on the sideline and not fighting to hold the ground. Those sexual liaisons between those “two consenting adults” impacted us all. The revolution went sour for those who participated and for those who tolerated it.
THE FRUITS OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION
The sexual revolution taught us that there is nothing holy or sacred about sex and marriage. It undermined the sanctity of marriage. Many became convinced that marriage is an archaic, worthless illusion. Besides, why risk failure?
Venereal disease somehow effected those two consenting adults. Society became burdened with the apparent need to help them deal with the physical consequences.
Broken hearts followed those sexual revolutionaries. Single moms gave up the happily-ever-after vision for a life of stress, poverty and loneliness.
Abortion is a family planning afterthought. Had those “two consenting adults” first decided to commit themselves in sacred matrimony there would have been far fewer abortions. The baby became the “fall guy” for “unprotected” sex.
Where did they all come from? In some schools, half of the children no longer live with their biological fathers. There is no fatherly voice speaking value and purpose, vision and devotion, disciple and safety. What loneliness and pain!
I’ve witnessed personally, about 95 percent of the inmate, in penal institutions are fatherless. Some still have the “sires” but they provided negligible fathering. Why do you suppose? Those inmates are abandoned children, part of the fallout of the revolution. Moral laxity in the sexual department found its way into all the other moral departments.
Men became convinced they were only animals lead by uncontrollable passions. They were taught they could not control those passions. The dignity and honor found in self-controlled, disciplined manhood was forfeited. We gave up meaningful disciplined lives for lives of momentary pleasure. We traded our treasures for a bowl of stew.
Broken hopeless, hearts
Who can grasp the great pain that the revolution brought to the hearts of men and women, boys and girls? It seems we were all wounded by “friendly fire.” I’m too overwhelmed to find words.
The fallout from the revolution has been enormously costly financially. We’ve gone in debt treating STD’s, supporting single moms, building prisons, paying for abortion “services,” converting schools into nanny daycares, caring for homeless adults, and paying an arsenal of counselors to treat our mental disorders and sexual identity questions. These costs outstrip every item in our national budget, our military spending and spending on roads and infrastructure. Those two consenting adults had no idea what a Pandora’s box they were unleashing.
PERSPECTIVE ON THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION
No one today would claim that the sexual revolution won us a healthier, happier, more wholesome America. The revolution produced massive casualties!
“Liberty” came short lived, like an evening of binge drinking. Those that wake feel something was lost or stolen in the night. We were “liberated” from security and faithfulness, from belonging and permanent relationships, from prosperity and peace. We impoverished ourselves spiritually, intellectually, morally and financially.
But even today many are staying faithful to “the cause.” They are working to indoctrinate our small children in sexual promiscuity, just as some radicals indoctrinate their children for Jihad.
A COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT?
If I ever hear someone say again, “If it feels good do it” I will reply, “Does that mean if my bladder is full that I can relieve myself by peeing on your carpet?
I refuse to be discouraged and give up on our culture. I am stirred to join the counter-revolutionaries fighting for sexual sanity. Luke Skywalker and company took on the evil empire. Our counter insurgents have a much larger battle, to turn the minds and hearts of the delusional.
What weapons do you have to overcome the vain imaginations of the sex marketers?
What medicines do you have for the sexually violated and heart-broken?
What soaps do you have to help cleanse defiled consciences?
What tools and building materials do you have to help others reconstruct their broken lives?
You can arm yourselves with Christ’s loving and redemptive heart.
You can decide to purge yourself of any residual contamination.
You can model a way of purity in both singleness and marriage that inspires.
You can renew your mind and the minds of others with the truths of Scripture.
There are things you can do to save your tiny children and your adult friends from the seductions of Jezebel.
May God forgive us for our toleration of the woman Jezebel!
May we expel this spirit from our circles!
May we walk in the blessings of moral purity, and be found worthy as overcomers to receive the promised Morning Star!
Rev 2: 20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. 21 I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. 22 So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. 23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.
THERE ARE FIXES
There are no quick and easy fixes for a land decimated by war – But there are sure fixes!
We must realize and own that our own folly has brought trouble on ourselves. And – we must look up and return to the Creator who made us male and female! He is willing to heal our land if we truly and humbly return to Him! The Lord is willing to pour wine and oil into our wounds, and comfort us as we recuperate.
FINDING BETTER ARGUMENTS AND IMAGES
There were many persuasive, enticing, arguments for the sexual revolution. The images projected by the revolutionaries were as intoxicating as a juicy worm on a fish hook. A vision for a spiritual and moral awakening, a counter-revolutionary movement, must also have winning arguments. Do you have credible and appealing arguments for convincing a culture that God’s wonderful idea for sexual intimacy is found in a consecrated, faithful marriage? Can you project that as pictured in your life?
There is a pathway back to sanity. Who will have the courage to show the way and be counter-revolutionaries? Who will find the arguments and demonstrate visually the blessing of lives renewed under God’s wisdom and safe boundaries? I’m determined to be one engaged in the fight to liberate captives from strongholds of thinking which lead only to death.
Old excuses and reasonings can be torn down and wholesome values and models recovered. We will be saved and restored as we return to the ancient highway of holiness.
Jesus said, “The Son of Man came to seek and save the Lost.” This is still our mission as Sons and daughters of God!
Will you join in our crusade?
AS ALWAYS, I AM INTERESTED IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND THE WAYS YOU ARE LIVING YOUR LIVES TO MAKE TRANSFORMING IMPACT ON OUR CULTURE. PLEASE COMMENT!
Steven C Johnson
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