If I were to ask you to describe this present generation in the twenty-first century, what would you say? You might say a lot of things. But there is one thing you probably would not say. You would not describe yourself or those you know as perverse.
Over 2000 years ago the apostle Peter preached to a gathering of thousands in the city of Jerusalem. The burden of his message was simple. He said, “Be saved from this perverse generation” (Acts 2:40).
Wait a minute, you say. What a preacher said over 2000 years ago hardly applies to this generation. But I ask you, have people really changed over the centuries? What about lawmakers in our nation’s capital who regularly rebuff legislative efforts to stem the tide of abortion? And how do you handle the fact that newborn infants are actually allowed to die of starvation because they have some physical deformity? There was also a man who shot and killed his elderly wife who was terminally ill. A grand jury refused to indict him. The, so called, Hemlock Society supports and promotes such acts.
Yet God says the taking of human life in the ways described is murder. Such acts are clear violations of the Sixth Commandment, “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13). Surely a generation which tolerates the needless slaughter of the unborn and the careless taking of other human life can be called nothing less than perverse. You see, the words of the ancient preacher do apply to you and to me, “Be saved from this perverse generation.”
To help you understand your need for salvation a little better, I encourage you to click here and listen to a sermon, “Our Perverse Generation.”