Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Wicked =Good?

A brother and sister couple in Germany are fighting the current laws against incest. They have had four children together which have been removed from their custody. The article states that France, Belgium, and The Netherlands have already changed their laws to remove the punishment for incest.

Sometimes, I read the news and am reminded of Genesis 6:5 :

The LORD saw how great man's wickedness had become, and that every
inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time.

and later in Genesis 6:12 :


God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had
corrupted their ways.


and to bring us more closely to our present time, Matthew 24:37 :

As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of
Man.


There seems to be no bounds to our behavior as humans. Perhaps, because sex is such a powerful and natural urge, it is most representative of our spiritual condition. One brother and sister want to effect changes in an entire nation's laws simply to fulfill their own desire for a sexual relationship. They want validation that their relationship is acceptable in society's eyes. I am sure that they will find a champion for their cause in a world declaring there should be no restrictions on "love."

Wicked is not a word that gets much use nowadays. People associate it with fire and brimstone preachers and a wrathful God; but, it is a most appropriate word for our times. It is sad that we continue to go further and further down a path that leads to supposed sexual "freedom," but which truthfully, only enslaves us more deeply to our sexual appetites.

We are meant to be more than our physical desires and lusts.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The ironic thing is, in this wholehearted struggle for freedom -- from social constraints, from judgement, and from restriction of any kind -- people aren't really finding freedom but are rather wholeheartedly selling themselves, often unwittingly, into slavery to a different master -- their own lusts.