We are living in an increasingly sinful society which makes it habit of breaking every godly moral. It is no wonder it is a society of broken marriages and relationships which produces wounded and broken people, who in turn continue the cycle of producing more damaged people. We can see them all around us, outside and inside the church. The homosexual lifestyle and gay marriage has now been widely accepted in this society as the norm. This society thinks it is foolishness to acknowledge God and thinks it knows it all better than its Creator, and because of this, God has abandoned this society to its shameful desires and foolish thinking;
That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.
Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, He abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy. They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too. Romans 1:26-32 NLT
This is also a sign that we are living in the last days before the return of the Son of Man, Jesus Christ, who said it will be just like in the days of Noah and the days of Lot who lived in Sodom and Gomorrah, cities that were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion, including homosexuality.
When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days, the people enjoyed banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat and the flood came and destroyed them all.
And the world will be as it was in the days of Lot. People went about their daily business—eating and drinking, buying and selling, farming and building— until the morning Lot left Sodom. Then fire and burning sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. Yes, it will be ‘business as usual’ right up to the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
Luke 17:26-30 NLT
Furthermore, the Bible says that we should know that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!
They are the kind who work their way into people’s homes and win the confidence of vulnerable women who are burdened with the guilt of sin and controlled by various desires. (Such women are forever following new teachings, but they are never able to understand the truth.) These teachers oppose the truth just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses. They have depraved minds and a counterfeit faith. But they won’t get away with this for long. Someday everyone will recognize what fools they are, just as with Jannes and Jambres. (2. Timothy 3:6-9 NLT)
Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons. These people are hypocrites and liars, and their consciences are dead. 1. Timothy 4:1-2 NLT
For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths. 2. Timothy 4:3-4 NLT
This is happening left and right in the Christian Church, where greedy prosperity teachers and pastors are deceiving millions by making them chase after the myth of becoming wealthy if they only sow financial seeds and faithfully pay tithes to their churches and ministries. These prosperity teachers are the source of the wounding, financially wrecking, and breaking of countless lives through their false teachings and the fleecing of the flock.
Also, many false teachers in the church nowadays tell the people the myth that God gave them the freedom to do whatever they feel and want, and that everyone will go to heaven because God is graceful and will not send anybody to hell.
But the Bible clearly states that as a Christian believer you are called to live in freedom from sin, and not using your freedom to do what you want or to satisfy your sinful nature.
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Galatians 5:13 NLT
The abundance of the sinful nature is what is being displayed on every level in this society, which includes: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21 NLT)
Whether you call yourself a Christian or not, anybody who is living the above mentioned lifestyle will not go to Heaven, but will go to Hell!
Jesus made it unequivocally clear that there is a hell when He said this:
So if your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one hand or one foot than to be thrown into eternal fire with both of your hands and feet. And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell. Matthew 18:8-9 NLT
The devil, who is the master of wounding and damaging people, is working hard in these last days stealing and killing and destroying this society (see John 10:10), making it believe and say that evil is good and good is evil. (See Isaiah 5:20)
But Jesus Christ who shed his blood and died for our sins on the cross and rose from the dead, is still going around doing good and seeking to heal all who are oppressed, wounded, and broken by the devil in this sinful society! (See Acts 10:38)
The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.”
So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe. It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom. So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense. But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength. 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 NLT