There is a concept in the modern world: The newer something is, the better it is. This applies to the human race as well: We are getting better. We are evolving. We are smarter. And we have higher standards.
That would allegedly apply to contemporary America as well. Slavery is behind us. Segregation is behind us. Outmoded religious dogmas are behind us.
We have become more tolerant. More accepting. More inclusive. We are better today than we were yesterday.
Except for one thing. We are not.
The truth be told, in many ways, we are no better than previous generations while, in some ways, we are worse.
That’s because human nature doesn’t change.
That’s why the 20th century was the bloodiest century in world history.
That’s why there is still a nuclear arms race, since one nation cannot trust another nation to act peacefully.
That’s why human trafficking is flourishing.
That’s why violent crime and rape and theft continue unabated.
That’s why we celebrate our “right” to kill more than 60 million babies in the womb.
That’s why oppressive, totalitarian regimes continue to grow.
And that’s why the cancel culture thrives in the name of tolerance.
Human nature doesn’t change.
No one has to teach us to be greedy. Or dishonest. Or lustful. Or hateful. Or violent. Or selfish. Or judgmental. Or hypocritical. Or prideful. That is simply part of human nature.
And while there are many noble human qualities, including love and loyalty and courage and goodness, we are, at best, quite mixed.
That’s because we were created in God’s image and likeness but we rebelled and went our own way. As paraphrased in The Message, “God made men and women true and upright; we’re the ones who’ve made a mess of things.” (Eccl. 7:29)
And that’s why we must get back to the divine blueprint if we are to be blessed as a people and a nation.
On Tuesday, American Family Studios released a watershed documentary, In His Image: Delighting in God’s Plan for Gender and Sexuality. (You can watch it free of charge. I had the privilege of hosting the movie, which has been getting rave responses from viewers in its first days of release.)
Not only does it share powerful stories of men and women who formerly lived as gay and trans. Not only does it share compelling scientific data. But it also lays a solid scriptural foundation for what, exactly, it means to be created in God’s image.
In particular, what did God intend for men and women? What is His plan for marriage? How do we best flourish as human beings and families? How should the gift of sexuality be expressed?
Click here to read more.
SOURCE: Charisma News