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…. In The News. Cultural Headlines Evidencing Moral & Spiritual Failures. Story # 1 Headline Washington Court: Teachers Can Have Sex With 18-Year-Old Students. About Story # 1… Our culture usually cringes at adults manipulating children

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In The News...

Cultural Headlines Evidencing Moral & Spiritual Failures


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Story # 1 Headline

Washington Court:

Teachers Can Have Sex With

18-Year-Old Students


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About Story # 1…

  • Our culture usually cringes at adults manipulating children

  • High school seniors are still children… no matter how the courts classify them


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About Story # 1…

BiblicalPrinciples

  • We expect the judicial process to always be on the side of right and to uphold justice…not pervert it


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About Story # 1…

BiblicalPrinciples

  • We expect all who live under the law (esp. the young) to be protected

  • O.T. Deut 16:18-20 Eccl 3:16-17 Isa 59:12-15 Hab 1:4


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About Story # 1…

BiblicalPrinciples

  • N.T. Rom 13:3-4

  • This sets a dangerous precedent…it will only embolden further predatory behavior


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Story # 2 Headline

22-Year-Old’s Virginity Auction Hits Record $ 3,700,000 Bid


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About Story # 2…

  • Our culture is coming up with more “creative ways” to market something and gain wealth

  • We’re finding new ways to be immoral


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About Story # 2…

BiblicalPrinciples

  • It takes very little effort to know how serious God views sexual immorality 1 Cor 6:9-10 Gal 5:19-21 1 Tim 1:9-10


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About Story # 2…

BiblicalPrinciples

  • Marriage = only legitimate place to satisfy the sexual appetite Heb 13:4

  • Marriage meant to encourage fidelity… discourage promiscuity 1 Cor 7:1-5


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About Story # 2…

BiblicalPrinciples

  • A person’s virginity (sexual purity) is to be protected and saved for marriage… not “auctioned off” to make money cp. Song of Sol 8:8-9


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About Story # 2…

BiblicalPrinciples

  • The young woman in this story is “thumbing her nose” at God Gal 6:7

  • She is being aided by a news media that is “glamorizing” her actions


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Story # 3 Headline

Life As We Know It Nearly Created

In Science Lab


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About Story # 3…

  • Our culture is enamored with evolution or any “theory” opposing creation

    • This story offers “empty claims” and presents them as “proven facts”


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About Story # 3…

BiblicalPrinciples

  • Something as complex as the world could only exist by “intelligent design”

  • The “intelligent Designer” = God


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About Story # 3…

BiblicalPrinciples

  • His “creative power” is loudly declared in Scripture Gen 1:3,6,9,11,14,20,24 Psa 8:3 33:6,9 148:3-5


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About Story # 3…

BiblicalPrinciples

  • This story cannot account for a “beginning” somewhere Heb 11:3

  • It takes more faith to believe it than to believe the Bible 2 Thess 2:9-12


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About Story # 3…

BiblicalPrinciples

  • This story will eventually find its way into school, our children’s textbooks

  • A mindset that has always resisted God Rom 1:20-22


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Conclusion

  • Do these headlines “shock” us?

  • While we may scratch our heads they actually appeared in the news, NO…we are not “shocked”


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Conclusion

  • We know the following… Jn 18:26 1 Jn 5:19 Psa 14:1

  • The people in these stories actually represent those mentioned in Jn 4:33-35 & Mt 9:37


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Conclusion

  • These stories make us painfully aware of our enormous responsibility in protecting & safeguarding our children…and in teaching them the word of God to combat this error


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