(Tim, w/thanks to James) Thinking beyond the obvious, those who have trained themselves in discernment will see where the wickedness of our culture will lead us and our children in the coming years. Seeing the mile markers that have flashed by, the trajectory before us will be clear.
First, the church embraced fornication; then it was on to divorce and sinful remarriage. Next came the weekly consumption of soft pornographic television shows in our families' living rooms, followed by the ubiquitous secret viewing of internet pornography by the church's sons and husbands.
On the other side of the sexual divide, women wanted relationships and children so we stopped blushing at the mention of artificial insemination and single parent adoption. It became perfectly respectable for women with little prospect of marriage to choose to become mothers...
Some of the children they bore themselves, but an increasing number of these fatherless little ones were purchased by women who, in our terribly modern world, had more than enough money and discipline to get what they wanted.
It wasn't all about fleshly lusts and mother-hunger, though. Words came into play, also. The deconstruction of "sex" was followed by the embracing of its replacement--what all of us now refer to as "gender." Being oh-so-gentle in our Christian witness, when haters of our Heavenly Father denounced the hard binary reality of man or woman, male or female, husband or wife which directed our attention to hard biological realities--to genitals, actually--we proved our sensitivity and compassion by tipping our hat to the new constitution.
'Sex' was out and 'gender' was in. Sex was binary and hard, while gender was a continuum and infinitely plastic, submitting to each man doing what was right in his own eyes. Everyone was free to choose the point on the continuum where he, she, or it felt most comfortable.
Cold hearted orb who rules the night,
removes the colors from our sight;
red is gray and yellow white,
but we decide which is right, and which is an illusion.
So now, we're in the middle of the gentrification of sodomy--that sin that God Almighty calls "an abomination" (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Deuteronomy 22:5).
There's little question where we'll go next.