Tuesday, 30 December 2014
How the spirit of Harlotry and spirit of Mammon Manipulates the World
We live in the most decadent times of history, but yet one which thinks itself so moral and upright. It thinks itself so pure. It imposes its sexual liberalist ethic of licence on all others, including those who do not agree with it, but yet accuses moral minorities of imposing their views on others.
The sexual revolution in the west was born in the 1960s. This is a pivotal point in history which the world had never seen before. Despite many ancient societies being sexualised, no other movement has had such an ingrained and widespread impact than the sexual revolution. The sexual revolution is the overthrow of all basic sexual decency.
The sexual revolution is deceptively evil. It is the upmost rebellion against all morality. All sexual perversion is against Creation, and therefore against the Creator. Rather than being an honest defiance of all that is good, it seeks to take the good, such as love, and twists it for evil. It embraces all evil and calls it good. It has taken the intimacy of sex which was intended to be good, and hypocritically used it for good only when one saw it fit for oneself, and evil, when one saw it fit for revenge against others. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Whether one is saved or not, the body belongs to God, not the person.
Sexual intimacy which was intended to be good is still embraced by society, not in any way to respect God who gave it, but to use it for one’s own material comfort or power. It is undeniable that women use sex to earn material comfort from men. Some will marry the man first before engaging in sexual intercourse, but she almost definitely uses the marriage relationship to gain material comfort. She then expects the man to provide for her, but accuses him to being “misogynistic” as an insult to her “independence”, and “condescending” when he does. Such is the typical witch of the modern era. On the other hand, it is also undeniable that men use money and “sexual prowess” to attract women, so many of whom think that sex is the key to marriage. He then enslaves himself to the woman by seeking to earn more money to keep her as his wife to gain more sex. If he sees it unfit to be enslaved, and people by nature will not seek to be enslaved, he will most likely seek divorce.
The liberalist ethic of license is that as long there is consent between two adults, there is absolutely nothing wrong with sex between them. It is the only basis for determining whether a sexual act was moral or not. Such selfish thinking is why society singles out rape, paedophilia and bestiality as the only three sexually immoral acts. While they certainly are immoral, fornication, adultery, lust, harlotry and homosexuality are no more moral, than rape and paedophilia. The ethic of consent is not loving or selfless, but utterly selfish – its motive is one of self-gratification of one’s desires by using another person. That the other person may gain pleasure is absolutely irrelevant whatsoever because the very thought of self-gratification is utterly immoral and depraved. “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body” (1 Corinthians 6:18).
Society has become so blinded to sexual immorality that it thinks that those who are against the utterly false ethic of consent are apologists for rape, paedophilia and bestiality. They those who even dare question that false ethic of consent as shun as outcasts who have no place in the modern world because of their perceived immorality on part of the utterly abominable mainstream society. They are deemed deplorable to the greatest possibility of human deplorability.
The mainstream amoral secular society is divided to two camps over the issue of pornography. They are divided into those who support it either actively or passively because they believe it is all a matter of “choice”, or those who are against it because it ‘objectifies’ the human body and destroys relationships. Both stances are as evil as each other. Neither is in any way morally upright. The former stance is immoral because it approves and indulges in that which is sexually immoral and therefore perverse. The latter stance is as immoral as the first because it is against that which is sexually immoral, on the grounds of what benefits it can for personal and political interests. It, in effect, implies that if none of these negative effects exist, these negative effects can be eliminated or if the benefits outweigh the negative effects, pornography would not be immoral.
Most, if not, all of these secular people against pornography support fornication or fornicate. If they fornicate, love their sexual immorality and indulge in it, it is outright hypocritical to claim one is against pornography because pornography and fornication are one and the same – sexual immorality. Fornication is acting on sexual lusts in indulging in them, and these lusts are the same as those who indulge in pornography, indulge in. They are both evil self-gratification. Therefore, those secular people who are against pornography, but yet fornicate, are as evil as those who support pornography, if not worse because of their hypocrisy.
This has led society to increasing believe that romantic relationships should be about love alone. The notion of love by secular society is one that is perverse. It thinks that love is about giving, as much as it is about gaining. That is the twist that deceives so many. Love that seeks to gain in return is no love at all. It is utter self-love which is the height of selfishness. Love is longsuffering and does not demand its own way. To claim that the notion of love being about exchanging sexual pleasures is shallow is a dire understatement. It is one which shows how darkened is the mind of such people who think that love is about exchanging sexual pleasures who enjoy doing so. These people know not what love is, but know only what lust is.
Lust is not love, but hate. Lust demands its own way and is not longsuffering. It does not make sacrifices, but expects others to make sacrifices for itself. Lust not only cares for itself along, but also seeks revenge when wronged. Lust can be a desire after anything that satisfies human nature. It can be that which pursues power, material possessions, status, relationships, sexual pleasures, family, career, money or anything else in the world that can be bought at a price. Human nature, in its own pride, wants to be able to earn and buy things, rather than gain something for free. It thinks gaining things for free too degrading, or that if it happily accepts things of free, it is of no or little value. Sometimes, it may even be happy to gain something for free, but it is only because it lusts for something but cannot earn or buy the object of its lust, feeding its pride.
The push for homosexual “marriage” is a product of romanticism – the belief that both the means and ends of marriage, sex and relationships are to feel loved. This explains why the homosexualists, those who support the homosexual agenda feel as though being against homosexual “marriage” is the most bigoted thing one can do. They love to accuse people who even dare question the concept of homosexual “marriage” to being deplorably hateful and deserving of all contempt; all while expressing the desire for violence against such people. This only shows the hypocrisy of the homosexualists and the deception they are under – that homosexuality is love, and therefore merits the status of marriage enshrined in law.
The homosexualists are not really seeking after marriage, but seeking to destroy the institution of marriage which protects the natural gender roles of man and woman endowed by the Creator, and in doing so, provides a stable nurturing environment for children to be raised. Homosexualists are radical egalitarians who believe that ‘equality’ is fairness such that only when there is equality in “freedom” can there be fairness and justice.
Such a notion of “freedom” is based on the idea that all people must have the same access to the same activities and privileges to be counted as fairly treated. If such were the case, one may as well say that children have a right to form sexual relationships because only then will children have equality with adults – however, many of these people treat such a statement with disgust in their hypocritical pretentiousness of having a form of moral values, but being absolutely depraved of all morality. Such people are worse than those who advocate for sexual relationships between men and boys as young as six, precisely because of their opposite against young children having sexual relationships. If one has no moral values, one should not pretend to! One may as well parade one’s depravity for all to see like to homosexual activists.
The homosexualists seek to eradicate the natural boundaries between man and woman which define a true marriage – the union between a man and a woman to be of one flesh sanctioned by a vow to be in union until death. God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them (Genesis 1:27) The issue is not “love” and “romance”, but that no matter what homosexualists call their union, it can never be true marriage. However, in a society, that now treats marriage as a mere contract between (so far), a man and a woman who happen to love each other, and one in which the ties are based on romantic feelings, it logically follows that the modern ‘social construct’ of marriage should not exclude homosexuals. However, whatever society deems marriage to be, true marriage only occurs when there is a union between a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others to be of one flesh, sanctioned by a vow to be in such a union until death (Ephesians 5:31).
Marriage, being now deemed to be that which is based only on romance is now an unstable institution. This instability which arises from legitimisation of “no-fault divorce” allows people to marry to manipulate another person to provide finances for oneself and one’s child, or to use another for one’s sexual pleasure until another person who can provide more pleasure is available. As such, sex is made a form of exchange between people to obtain anything earthly, just as money is a form of exchange between people to obtain anything of this world, that is, anything except for salvation from the wrath of a Holy and Just God, the Creator of the Universe.
Despite nothing being new under the sun, including the sexualisation of society, the sexual revolution has steered the world towards a direction of sexual decadence that increases day by day, and year by year. The sexual revolution has succeeded as a ground-breaking attempt to destroy all basic sexual morality in the modern world. It cannot be reversed, unless enough people rise up to expose, attack and confront the spirit of harlotry, and in doing so, shame those who commit works of darkness by opening proclaiming righteousness and practicing righteousness. The sexual revolution has allowed the spirit of harlotry to literally seduce the west, and increasingly the non-western world into licentiousness and perversion.
One may ask, what is it that has keep the spirit of harlotry so emboldened and empowered in seducing the west, despite a significant albeit small portion of society, namely the church and non-Christian faith groups being staunchly against sexual immorality. It is not merely by refraining from sexual immorality itself by any portion of society that confronted the spirit of harlotry. Her twin spirit of mammon helps her gain her stronghold over society by making sex a commodity and asset, either by serving as an asset to maintain economic comfort, or by serving sex as an ends that one pursues through being enslaved to mammon. This is facilitated by the degradation of marriage, in which sex is a means to an end which is that other than love, as well as an ends which is an expression of anything other than love. Marriage is now treated as an institution for economic benefit and cheap romance, justified on pretext of the need to hold one’s fornication partner to account. The key to marriage is now to seek one’s own interests, obtain a job just to keep oneself economically desirable to another, make one sexually available to the other person and keep oneself from being a burden to the other.
Fornication as a precursor to marriage led to the rise of contraceptives. The contraceptive pill was celebrated by the west so blinded by the spirit of harlotry and mammon, thinking it was liberated from the “oppressive”, “archaic” shackles of sexual morality. Mocking sexual immorality and the Creator of sex, they became blind to the consequences of widespread sexual morality, not knowing the judgment from God. The blindness of the sexually immoral itself is a judgment from God, rendering them to be the fools they are.
Contraception was truly thought to be the great liberator of society, especially for women. Women could now fornicate without the consequences, thinking that their reason for existence was to enjoy pleasure, and that they could gain power over men by sexual domination. How foolish! Contraception has taken away the incentive of men to commit to one woman and raise children, not that this is why fornication is wrong. Contraception is evil not because it leads to increased break down in relationships, but rather because it facilitates fornication thereby legitimising it. Only a fool would feel sympathy for pain of the wicked. Pain in God’s judgment as well as God’s megaphone for a dying world lost in its sins.
As society gradually became more sympathetic towards fornicators and adulterers, it saw abortion as not only desirable but just in order to suit its immorality. It had become blinded towards the depravity of sexual immorality, approving of such evil. Abortion was its new idol because it enables it to indulge in lusts without having to bear the undesirable consequences of producing children, whom the proponents of sexualised liberalism, especially the feminists hate. The elite, who were such proponents, in the wickedness of their hearts, whole-heartedly and unashamedly support child sacrifice, all while thinking they are civilised compassionate people because of it. They accuse people who do not support abortion, or those who even dare question abortion of being hateful and judgmental of those evil, perverse women who seek abortion volitionally.
The general acceptance of abortion is literally the indicator of an immoral perverse society whose heart is hardened, and whose conscience is seared. This is because it is one that is full of hatred of those who serve as obstacles to their desire to flaunt their sexual immorality. Murder is hatred, and hatred is murder. Abortion is murder, and therefore is hate. It is the hatred of the innocent and those who shame the evil deeds of the wicked by acting lawfully and morally. It is active suppression of the truth. A person who volitionally seeks abortion is one whose moral conscience is seared. People who even sympathise with such acts are those who are not against abortion for being murder, but against it because it “offends” or “hurts” women. A person can either be lawful or lawless by God’s Law. Whoever is not for God, and therefore His Law is against Him. Such is the humanistic mindset of the modern pro-life movement. They are like people who sympathise with paedophiles or rapists – they are just as morally corrupt as such people.
Abortion and contraception generally themselves imply that there is nothing immoral about fornication, adultery or other sexual immoral acts. This mindset itself is immoral as it mocks God’s design of sex which is to be for procreation and only for a married couple. Abortion and contraception reverse this design, mocking God’s design and therefore God Himself.
It was expected that contraceptives would decrease the prevalence of sexually transmitted disease. What folly! Contraceptives would make people complacent about the consequences of fornication and adultery, legitimising such acts in the eyes of the world. The world determines what is right and wrong according to the consequences, and loves to turn that which it knows it wrong into a complicated “grey” issue so as to selectively pick and choose that which it wants to do. This is precisely what the world does with ‘bans’ on pornography: it bans only those which are denigrating, but not raunchy movies. Such is the blatant, disgusting hypocrisy of the world!
Modern society demands that others pay for their fornication by demanding public funded abortions and contraceptives, while calling itself tolerant of those who disagree with their immoral thinking, and accusing those who are righteous of being intolerant of their immoral thinking by questioning public funding of contraceptives. This fulfils the prophecy in the Bible that in the Last Days, people will be haters of those who do good. The pornography, prostitution and abortion industries make enormous financial gains by feeding of the sexual immorality of the masses. The people who the world supports in fighting against these evil industries are the unsaved as the world supports its own. If the church were to start fighting more actively against these things which all people know to be immoral, its stance and efforts would be maligned, mocked and criticised. It would be accused of ulterior motives. It would be accused to seeking to dictate and judge people, which the church, in the eyes of the world is not supposed to do according to Matthew 7, such that the world can have grounds to accuse the church of hypocrisy.
There is the saying ‘like mother, like daughter’. Indeed, this rings especially true in sexual relations. Similarly, the statement, ‘like father, like son’ rings true. Children model their views on family, sexuality, sex, love and romance on that of their parents. Parents, through both words and deeds, teach their children these things. Their words and deeds can break the vase of innocence or preserve it. Once the vase is shattered by the promotion of sexual immorality, or the embrace of it, it is broken. Since it is often both parents who work full-time, many teenagers are having sex with their boyfriends or girlfriends in private homes. The unsupervised home is the best place for love-struck, (or rather lust-struck) teenagers to engage in sexual intercourse. That is precisely the norm among teenagers today. Mothers who are ‘sluts’ to use the colloquial term which is the most accurate one produce daughters who are sluts. Fathers, whose authority as the Head of the Household is to discipline his children have been taken away from them by the whinging, devious, cunning, conniving women who complain that this is “oppressive” and “hurtful”. This is what has lead to degenerate generation of young people. These fathers are laughed at when they fail to discipline their children, but yet accused of being oppressive when they do. Much of this spiritual oppression comes from women, who yet complain about the generation of children who fail to care for them.
The thinking and behaviour of parents is passed down to their children. Since most of the adults today believe that sex and marriage should be only about love, most teenagers and Generation Y think exactly the same. However, owing to media influence, and influence from governments who send the message as long as sex is consensual, it is right, these young people are extreme in their views about sex. They think that anyone who is against sexual relations outside of marriage is not only somewhat strange, but bigoted, hateful and judgmental, just by having that belief. They think that anyone against abortion or contraceptives to the slightest extent is hateful and a “regressive” who just wants to “control” women (it’s all about women, isn’t it?). That is the most convenient argument to make to silence the righteousness, is it not? It invokes sympathy.
Woe to those who evil good and good evil (Isaiah 5:20). Those who call abortion a “choice”, homosexuality a “right” and prostitution a “liberty” are those who approve of these things. Romans 1:26-32 described the depravity of humanity which is why it does not seek after God and hates the Word of God:
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers; Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents; Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
As long as the true church stands for righteousness among the wicked, it will always be criticised for doing so. The only way for a dark world to have light is for the church to shine as salt and light of the world. The church has failed to do this as a result of being seduced by earthly desires, that is, to the under the spirit of mammon.
Jesus in Matthew 5:13-16 said: Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
The church has made itself good for nothing as Jesus said in Matthew 5:13. It needs to confront the evil spirits that blind and enslave millions, and preach the Gospel to a dying world.