Woe to those who call evil good and good evil…who acquit the guilty for a bribe and deprive the innocent of his right! (Isaiah 5:20a, 23 ESV)
It should not shock anyone. We can no longer overlook one of the Bible’s signs of impending disaster. Increasingly, the lines between good and evil, the innocent and guilty, are being blurred. Readers do not need examples. We see it almost every day and are sickened. Never before have we seen such haughtiness among the wicked or the anger level so high. What used to be good is now bad. What was once wrong is now politically-correct. Surely we are in the last days.
In the present, God speaks through the prophet Jeremiah:
“A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land: The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it that way. But what will you do in the end?” (Jeremiah 5:30-31 NIV)
Cultures that have gone amok were lured by the lie. Whatever country we call home, if it has not gone too far yet, it is perilously close. When truth is no longer convenient, demanded or held in high regard by authorities, then “woes” will appear.
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is forever praised. Amen.
Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every type of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. (Romans 1:24-25, 28-29a NIV)
We have been warned. According to God’s Word, it may be too late for a remedy (Jeremiah 30:12-13). What is not certain is whether we, as individuals, are anchored to the solid rock, Jesus (John 14:6). If not, the society to which we surrendered our soul, will thrust us over the edge with it.