MY JOURNEY TO REDEMPTION



Hosea 6:1

Come and let us return to the Lord

For He has torn, but He will heal us;

He has stricken, but He will bind us up








We cannot do great things on this earth, only small things with great love - Mother Teresa

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.

3 comments:

  1. I think that the passages in the new testament are simply saying that people will be unsuspecting, and will be living their lives normally. This will not necessarily be "sinister" behavior, but "clueless" behavior. People will just be living their lives normally and not recognize that we have a God that wants to be involved in their (our) lives.

    There is no doubt that the world has become more Godless. There are many people that believe in no God... others that call themselves "Christians", but in the next second, look you in the eye and tell you that there is no Hell. How can this be? If we're to be followers of Christ, then we must be COMPLETE followers of Christ. How can we be partially human? Therefore, we cannot be partially Christian.

    This is just my 2-cents April. Thanks for writing.

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  2. Thanks so much for your input!! I assume that you are speaking about the passage in Matthew that I brought up. A lot of people hold to that view, as well. For a long time, that was my understanding. I thought it was the common interpretation, until I started reading different commentaries on the passage, and discovered that there was actually more than one view on this subject.

    Believe me, this isn't a view that I take lightly. I understand that a lot of people probably think of this view as unorthodox. I actually talked personally with a very well-known and respected teacher about this passage, a Hebrew scholar, and he agreed...that in this passage, Christ is referring to the wickedness of society.

    Truthfully, I was a bit worried about how this blog would be received. The way I see it, both views are actually true -- people will be completely oblivious (willingly so) to the reality of Christ's coming..not looking for it... AND they will become more and more wicked. Logic would tell us the same. In fact, that is usually what happens when people begin to ignore God and disregard the warnings of judgment -- they fall deeper and deeper into wickedness and depravity, so that in the end, you have a group of people who, because they do not possess the fear of God, become progressively more wicked. It happened in Noah's day, and it happened in Sodom. It's going to happen again!!

    I have read quite a few commentaries which seem to suggest that the eating, drinking, marrying, and industry going on in the last days will be done in sort of hedonistic ways. We already know that marriage is no longer sacred, and sexual immorality is growing worse and worse.

    Anyhow, just though I'd lay out a different way of looking at these passages. I must say, in my own estimation, they seem to fit in pretty well with the condition of the world today.

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  3. ..Yes, I believe pornography is one of the most evil of Satan's tools. I have read that porn emasculates men and they don't even realize it's happening.

    It destroys relationships and families..and enslaves....and Satan delights in that.

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