"The proper focus of holiness is not on being set apart from something (i.e., the world), but on being set apart for something."
- Michael Horton
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
From a blog post by John Piper, "Will America Be Judged?"
What brought the nations of Canaan to that point of judgment? Here are the sins Moses was referring to:
Verse 20: “You shall not lie sexually with your neighbor’s wife . . .”
2. Child sacrifice (we call it abortion).
Verse 21: “You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lᴏʀᴅ.”
3. Homosexual intercourse.
Verse 22: “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”
Verse 23: “And you shall not lie with any animal and so make yourself unclean with it: . . . it is perversion.”
In the West, we have moved to the point of open approval of adultery, child-killing, and homosexual intercourse. Will the open approval of bestiality be next? Probably. Last week, the Huffington Post reported a woman finding on her boyfriend’s phone pictures of him having sex with her dog.
Fifty Years from Now?
Our reaction to this is probably about the same as most people’s reaction to so-called homosexual “marriage” fifty years ago. Is there any good reason to doubt that in fifty years the laws against bestiality (zoophilia) will have fallen the same way laws against homosexual intercourse have fallen in recent years? (And as for “marriage,” Wikipedia already has an entry on “human-animal marriage.”)
Read the whole thing here.