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Christians Behaving Badly - A Culture with No Shame

Updated: Sep 27, 2022

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Values in the Church

“When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.”

Proverbs 10:19-20

Not much surprises us anymore, out of the mouths of Christians or others it is all the same.

Human sin has progressed and gained momentum over time. Mankind in general seems to have lost the ability to be shocked by anything. Behavior that was once considered abominable is now acceptable or just ignored.

As Christians we must follow our Lord's example and NOT be part of our culture or world! We must maintain our values in our church, families and community!!

We are all the worst of sinners, you, me everyone.

Romans 3:23 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44) and has been lying from the beginning.

Satan and his Demons have been involved in all of the major crises of faith and obedience down through the centuries. And even today in our so called enlightened, scientific age of reason he still deceives gullible men and women of every age and walk of life.

"In the 4th Century BC, the Greek philosopher Diogenes went searching for an honest man. He travelled far and wide carrying a lamp with him even in broad daylight so that he would have the best possibility of finding this person. All his travels became an exercise in futility because Diogenes couldn’t find an honest person anywhere. If we were to put ourselves in Diogenes’ shoes and start looking for an honest person today, I am sure we would have the same experience as Diogenes did thousands of years ago.

According to contemporary sociologists and psychologists, we are living in a time where people are lying more and more each day. What is truly sad and profoundly disturbing is to see the extent to which lying is now considered not only acceptable by many, but it has also become quite commonplace in our daily interactions. In A Pack of Lies: Towards a Sociology of Lying, JA Barnes says, “Lies are everywhere. We hear continually about lying in public and private life. Very few people would claim never to have told a lie and even fewer would say they have never been duped by a liar.” It is this widespread acceptance of lying that has contributed to an erosion of cultural values in our communities today...' from the article: The Culture of Lying

"Shame, a powerful emotion, leads individuals to feel vulnerable, victimized, rejected. In Shameless, noted scholar and writer Arlene Stein explores American culture's attitudes toward shame and sexuality.

Some say that we live in a world without shame. But American culture is a curious mix of the shameless and the shamers, a seemingly endless parade of Pamela Andersons and Jerry Falwells strutting their stuff and wagging their fingers. With thoughtful analysis and wit, Shameless analyzes these clashing visions of sexual morality.

While conservatives have brought back sexual shame—by pushing for abstinence-only sex education, limitations on abortion, and prohibitions of gay/lesbian civil rights—progressives hold out for sexual liberalization and a society beyond “the closet.” As these two Americas compete with one another, the future of family life, the right to privacy, and the very meaning of morality hang in the balance." for further reading: Shameless by Arlene Stein (link)


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