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Uncleanness - by Michael Phillips
The Gospel Changes Everything - Part 29
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Matthew 17:15-19
Oct 16, 2011 pm - For fifty years many Americans have been worried about the sexual revolution. Up through the mid-1960's, most people paid lip service to chastity before marriage and fidelity in it. Not everyone lived up the standard, but there was a standard. When I was a boy, 'nice girls' didn't do certain things, and if they did, they kept it to themselves. Some married men cheated on their wives, of course, but it was not acceptable behavior, even if they had a bumpy marriage and his wife did not meet all of his 'needs'. Divorce was stigmatized at the time, and pornography was against the law. I know television does not portray life as it really is, but it does reflect the values of the people who watch it. Compare an episode of I Love Lucy or The Dick Van Dyke Show to the average sitcom on the air today. Other than 'color', what's the first thing you notice? I notice the vulgarity, and a big part of this is sexual. Our beloved brother Richard Wiley summed it up very well, when he said, In my day, you couldn't say 'pregnant' on TV; now they show how women get pregnant! Who can argue with this? We all know it's true, and it is not limited to premium cable packages or late night TV. You can see ... More >>>

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