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WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD TODAY? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE KIDS TODAY. THE PROBLEM OF UNBELIEF. RIOTS. CHAOS. Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

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the problem of unbelief

WHAT IS WRONG WITH

THE WORLD TODAY?

WHAT IS WRONG WITH

THE KIDS TODAY

THE PROBLEM OF UNBELIEF

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Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

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THE PROBLEM OF UNBELIEF

INDIVIDUALLY

WITH OUR FAMILIES

WITH OUR ECCLESIAS

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THE PROBLEM OF UNBELIEF

SOURCE................

FROM WITHOUT (WORLD)

FROM WITHIN (THE BROTHERHOOD)

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1Ti 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 1Ti 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 1Ti 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

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Morality

MORAL'ITY, n. The doctrine or system of moral duties, or the duties of men in their social character; ethics.

2. The quality of an action which renders it good; the conformity of an act to the divine law, or to the principles of rectitude. This conformity implies that the act must be performed by a free agent, and from a motive of obedience to the divine will. This is the strict theological and scriptural sense of morality. But we often apply the word to actions which accord with justice and human laws, without reference to the motives from which they proceed.

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Honesty

HON'ESTY, n. on'esty. [L. honestas.]

1. In principle, an upright disposition; moral rectitude of heart; a disposition to conform to justice and correct moral principles, in all social transactions. In fact, upright conduct; an actual conformity to justice and moral rectitude.

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Ethics

ETH'ICS, n. The doctrines of morality or social manners; the science of moral philosophy, which teaches men their duty and the reasons of it.

1. A system of moral principles; a system of rules for regulating the actions and manners of men in society.

“SITUATION ETHICS”

THE END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS

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Heb 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

Heb 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

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“geared to respond to the public’s addiction to the strange and macabre through a constant stream of werewolf, ghost, superpower, and supernatural themes. Such programming turns young people’s interest from reality to fantasy, and instills a tolerance, if not a craving, for that which is vain and futile.”

I would add to this list the fascination with zombies and vampires????

And worse than that..........sadistic movies of torture and dismemberment

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ENTERTAINMENT, 2. The amusement, pleasure or instruction, derived from conversation, discourse, argument, oratory, music, dramatic performances, &c.; the pleasure which the mind receives from anything interesting, and which holds or arrests the attention. We often have rich entertainment, in the conversation of a learned friend.

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Gen 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Gen 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

Gen 6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

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Luk 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

Luk 17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

Luk 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

Luk 17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

Luk 17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

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Joh_16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

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Jas 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

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Rev_4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

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1Pe 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

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Christ is an example to his people in the exercise of

grace, faith, love, zeal, meekness, and humility,

in his regard to the commands of the moral law,

in his constancy in prayer;

in frequent attendance on public worship;

in his submission to the ordinance of baptism

in his sufferings;

and in his patience, courage, and resignation to the will of God, which is what is here intended, and in which his people are to fellow and imitate him.

AN EXAMPLE THAT YE SHOULD

FOLLOW HIS STEPS:

CHRIST

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Mat 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

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Unbelief(WEBSTER)

UNBELIE'F, n. A habitual lack of belief esp. in religion

1. Incredulity (skepticism); the withholding of belief; as, unbelief is blind.

2. Infidelity (unfaithfulness) ; disbelief of divine revelation.

3. distrust of God's promises and faithfulness,

4. Weak faith. Mark 9.

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Incredulity

INCREDU'LITY, n. The quality of not believing; indisposition to believe; a withholding or refusal of belief.

Of every species of incredulity, religious unbelief is infinitely the most irrational.

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Infidelity

INFIDEL'ITY, n. [L. infidelitas.]

1. In general, want of faith or belief; a withholding of credit.

2. Disbelief of the inspiration of the Scriptures,; unbelief.

There is no doubt that vanity is one principal cause of infidelity.

3. Unfaithfulness, particularly in married persons; a violation of the marriage covenant by adultery or lewdness.

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“unbelief” implies a lack of belief due to insufficient evidence or conviction, whereas “disbelief” suggests a decided refusal to believe because one is convinced that the position is false or unreliable.

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G570 ἀπιστία apistiaap-is-tee'-ah

From G571; faithlessness, that is, (negatively) disbelief(wantof Christian faith), or (positively) unfaithfulness (disobedience): - unbelief.

G543 ἀπείθεια apeitheia

ap-i'-thi-ah

From G545; disbelief (obstinate and rebellious): - disobedience, unbelief.

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apistia comes from base word

G571

ἄπιστοςapistosap'-is-tos

From G1 (as a negative particle) and G4103; (actively) disbelieving, that is, without Christian faith (specifically a heathen); (passively) untrustworthy (person), or incredible (thing): - that believeth not, faithless, incredible thing, infidel, unbeliever (-ing).

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apeitheia comes from base word

G545

ἀπειθής

apeithēs

ap-i-thace'

From G1 (as a negative particle) and G3982; unpersuadable, that is, contumacious: - disobedient.

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They had both fallen into unbelief. They did not believe God would do what He had promised

This was a fatal mistake. They afterwards found by experience, that in their sin they had charged God falsely; and that what He promises, He will certainly perform to the letter of His word. Thus, unbelief prepared them for disobedience; and disobedience separated them from God.

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SERPENT

Gen 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

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WOMAN

Gen 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

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MAN

Gen 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

Gen 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

Gen 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

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Gen 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

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Rom 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

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1Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

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ConvictionCONVICTION, n.

2. The act of convincing, or compelling one to admit the truth of a charge; the act of convincing of sin or sinfulness; the sate of being convinced or convicted by conscience; the state of being sensible of guilt; as, the convictions of a sinner may be temporary, or lasting and efficacious. By conviction, a sinner is brought to repentance. Men often sin against the conviction of their own consciences.

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Jer 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

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“Well...........i’m almost 40 and in our day and age, we have been able to accept the changes”

In our day and age...............

accept the changes

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12000 people voted on the poll and it came out that 51% went along with same sex marriages

and 41% didn’t.

They commented that the democrats and younger voters were “praising” Obama for his decision

What do you think the percentages would have been 20 or 30 years ago?

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Eph 2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

Eph 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.