What Happens When Man Becomes God: The Slippery Slope to Destruction

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Isaiah 5:20

Growing up in the late 40s, our nation was still considered Judeo-Christian. There was Bible reading and prayer in public schools. The Ten Commandments were publicly displayed. As a result, sin was somewhat restrained by God’s truth and daily prayer in public education.

In 1961, the Supreme Court removed Bible reading from public schools and prayer was ruled unconstitutional the following year. Abortion was legalized in 1973 with the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision. Same sex marriage became lawful in all 50 states in 2015. Godlessness was creeping into our lives through the courts and legislation.

As morals started to decline, what was once considered sin became acceptable. When the consciousness of sin is erased, then society starts to unravel at a rapid pace. Killing an unborn baby becomes a ‘choice’, homosexuality is celebrated, truth becomes relative. Good becomes evil and evil is good. The prophet Isaiah gave a stern warning that pertains to our nation:
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Isaiah 5:20

There are many Biblical accounts of civilizations who have been wiped from the face of the earth for the sins of idol worship, child sacrifice and homosexuality.

The answer to this sinful decline is found in God’s Word:
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

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