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By Paul Proctor
March 18, 2009

Anyone with an ounce of discernment can tell that our world is losing it. Sin has its consequences; and its clear to many now that we are beginning to reap what we have sown.

Oh sure, there have always been liars, thieves, con men, murderers, drunkenness, debauchery, lasciviousness, perversion, profanity, blasphemy, violence and cruelty; but have you ever seen depravity so widely accepted in America? And, what a passion and pride we have for it now!

Brazen sin, as the Bible defines it, has become our cultural standard the rule rather than the exception. Thats what brought fire and brimstone raining down on Sodom and Gomorrah! And we act as if that tragic story from Genesis 19 was just a fable that the Lord would never actually bring judgment to the fruited plain.

But, God does not need America America needs God.

Were so proud of our depravity that we mass market now. Its what Americas is known for around the world. Its our trademark! And, selling our depravity as entertainment is no longer limited to the seedy side of society, but is now readily available in primetime and on main street in almost every format and venue imaginable, as news, commentary, business, music, sports, politics, religion, retail, drama, documentary, gossip, cartoon, commercial, sitcom, standup, talk show, game show and reality TV.  Its on your big screen its on your laptop its on your radio its on your CDs, DVDs, MP3s

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and in 3D. Its on your cell phone and on your home phone its in your mailbox and in your inbox.

Its on billboards, banners and in bathrooms its in courtrooms, classrooms and chat rooms. Its in print ads and in want ads in pop ups and in previews on t-shirts and tattoos and clothes you can see through.

Its in analog, digital, high def and blue ray its in musicals and plays both on and off Broadway. Its in videos, in bloopers, in trailers and in teasers to tempt everyone from grade-schoolers to geezers.

Its at the ballgame its at the theater its at the mall its at the park its on parade its in concert in broad daylight and at dark. Its in hotels and motels, in lodges and in bars its right out your window and staring from cars.

Its in clubhouses, bathhouses, crack houses and church houses where cursing and lewdness are met with roundhouses. Its in studios, spas, salons and in parlors at clinics and centers that take credit or dollars.

Its right on the shelves of your local library Its in magazines and tabloids where customers tarry at the grocery, the bookstore, the drug store and quick mart with shocking new photos and headlines of gossip.

Its at your kids school and in back of the bus and hidden in lockers behind all their stuff. Its studied at college in classes with teachers proclaiming their theories like humanist preachers.

Its just business a living a career move an occupational hazard a hobby a pastime a charity event a good cause a talent a gift a vice an accident an excuse a diversion a disease a disorder a journey a ministry a memoir a book deal a good deal a way out of poverty and a means to an end not to mention a basic human right.

Sin has come a long way since the Garden of Eden, but its wages are still the same even though many would have us believe its all relevant in our evolutionary world a sure sign of madness.

And where is the church in all this?

Theyre right in the middle of it looking for market share with a designer Jesus.

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 1st John 2:16-17

2009 Paul Proctor