Some define freedom as the right to believe in and practice whatever a person chooses and that happiness means freedom from restrictions and law. These people seek freedom to satisfy their desires. This kind of thinking was intensified In the 1960’s with the rise of the Sexual Revolution.
At that time, many promoted the engagement in illicit sexual activity (pre-marital, extra-marital, and homosexual sex) through media, literature and education as a form of personal freedom and expression. The slogans of the 1960s exhibited a spirit of rebellion against authority, “I want to be left free to do whatever I want to do with no restrictions and no one telling me what I can and cannot do.”
But instead of experiencing positive consequences, the Sexual Revolution brought about three cultural disasters that have negatively affected the world and the American society: (1) Breakdown of the family through increased high rate of divorce. (2) Legalization of abortion. (3) Change in the moral fabric of society.
Illicit sexual activity clearly destroys marriage and has led to the destruction of children—either by legalized abortion or the failure to raise them with good moral standards. Most of the problems of society and the reasons of the present culture war is a direct result of this lack of sexual restraint.
Those that promoted the sexual revolution are the “politically correct” crowd that generally believed in humanism, atheism and agnosticism. This group don’t believe in God, the Bible, and the principles of morality contained in the Ten commandments (Revelation 14:12) especially the seventh commandment which states, “You shall not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14).
The prohibition of the seventh commandment covers not only adultery but fornication and impurity of any kind in act, word, and thought (Matt. 5:27, 28). This commandment is our third duty toward our “neighbor.” We are to respect and honor the marriage bond upon which the family is built. This bond is valuable as as life (Heb. 13:4). Marriage makes the husband and wife “one flesh” (Gen. 2:24). To be untrue to this sacred union or to lead another to do so is to despise that which is good and holy.
Today, many who have adopted the motto of a free from religion society have hoped that citizens will naturally choose to do right and that they can be their own judges without any outside authority. These don’t see that our American history of the Last decades has proved that unrestrained sexual freedoms have only resulted in moral degeneracy and the breakdown of the family and society. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).
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