Sunday, March 20, 2011
PORNOGRAPHY AND DEMONISM IN THE LAST DAYS: Are We In The Days of Noah?
PORNOGRAPHY AND DEMONISM: Are We in the Days of Noah?
A few months ago, I heard a very respected and renowned Bible teacher explain, as best he could, the account in Genesis 6. I had heard messages on this topic before, but for some reason, this time it was different. As he examined the Hebraic worldview and root meanings of words, one little phrase, "took wives of whom they chose," jumped right out at me, and opened up a world of understanding which I had never before pondered, and scarcely understood.
A few months earlier, I had written an article for the Pink Cross site entitled "Porn and the Demonic Realm." As I listened to this teacher speak about the "sons of God" taking wives, I saw how such a situation could easily parallel those of the last days. Much of what I wrote about concerning porn's demonic elements, my own experiences in the industry, and listening to hundreds of other girls' stories, brought an element of truth to Jesus' words that I had never quite grasped before.
So I took to my Bible, several commentaries, and an interlinear online program, and examined the passage as faithfully as I could. I wanted to confirm that what I was hearing was truly the Lord, and not my own interpretation. What I discovered was a direct parallel between the behaviour of those in Noah's day, and the behaviour of many who watch pornography.
While you might not agree with everything I have to say in this article, I ask that you would please read it with an open mind. Much of what I'm about to discuss may sound far-fetched, but remember the words of Jesus, that the condition of Noah's day will be the condition of many in the last days.
I will post this blog in several parts, as it has turned out to be a rather lengthy study. Please give me your feedback, as your opinion matters to me. Thank you.
ARE WE IN THE DAYS OF NOAH?
Luke 17:26, 27 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will also be in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, and were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
Luke 28, 29 Likewise as it was in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.
What would drive a God of mercy, a God who is longsuffering and slow to anger, to annihilate an entire generation of people with worldwide destruction...and not just the people, but the entire world and everything on it? Oftentimes we read the account of Noah and dismiss it as something that happened eons ago, and does not apply to us today. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
On the contrary, the Bible tells us that we can learn much from the account of Noah’s day. Christ Himself said that the pre-flood civilization will mirror the civilization of the last days in many respects. The Bible gives very little information about the people of Noah’s day – a mere 12 verses – but what we can glean is the social, moral, and spiritual condition of a people who had become so far-removed from God that He considered them irredeemable. Demonic activity was rampant in Noah’s day, and society had become consumed by corruption. In fact, the Bible says it had gotten so bad that by the time Noah started building the ark, God’s Holy Spirit had stopped contending with man.
So, what was it about the people of Noah’s day that would cause God to bring such catastrophic judgement – and how does this compare to what the world will be like in the last days, when God will bring worldwide destruction and tribulation?
I have decided to approach this topic from the account in Genesis 6 and other passages which support it.