It has been said that times change, and we have to move with the times. I see the evidence of this deceitful thought taking root in the minds of some who profess to be Christians, yet tell themselves that it is okay to be involved in practices that the Bible teaches as sin, sometimes as outright abominations. Even if they aren't engaging in those sins, Christians are being intimidated into keeping their politically incorrect views to themselves.
We need to take note of the words of Yeshua in Mark 8:38 "Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
How is anybody going to know right from wrong, if the people who know right from wrong do not teach it to them? Yes, we can teach it to our children, but what about other people who need to get saved? What about people whose parents were drug addicts and frequently used profanity, who never taught their children good morals or manners because they either never knew themselves, or forgot about such things when their brains became increasingly damaged by drugs?
If taking drugs and other sinful practices have changed the times, then the times have been changed wrong. They need to be changed right and Christians have power and authority invested in them to do it.
Christians did it before, campaigning against slavery, child labour, forced prostitution, and other injustices. They advocated for everyone to be educated and built schools, as well as hospitals and orphanages. The good things about Western civilization were spearheaded by Christians and other men and women whose sense of justice and compassion were heavily influenced by Judeo/Christian values.
What has come into being without those values? Abortion clinics where millions of innocent babies are murdered for profit under the guise of compassion. The widespread distribution of pornography through magazines and movies under the umbrellas of freedom of speech. Bible reading and prayer in the schools replaced by perversion taught to young children in their classrooms, touted as sexual liberation. Legalization of marijuana, a gateway drug that has often led to addiction of harder drugs. It's like Brave New World come to life, with the masses given soma to dull them down and make them helpless against tyranny.
Christians aren't supposed to change with the times by abandoning righteousness. We are supposed to persevere in righteousness and change the times. When Paul the Apostle was accused of turning the world upside down, he was actually turning it right side up. It only looked that other way because the person who made the statement had a backwards mentality. Aren't you glad that Paul did things that helped turn parts of the world right side up? It led to us hearing the Gospel 2000 years later and getting saved. We are not supposed to be the last generation that gets saved.
Psalm 71:18 Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have showed your strength unto this generation, and your power to every one that is to come.
Psalm 78:4 We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he has done.
Psalm 78:6 That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:
Psalm 145:4 One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
Isaiah 51:8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.
Yeshua told a parable where a lord gave money to his servants, expecting them to increase his revenue while he was away. He was a man of power, authority, and wealth who said, "Occupy until I come."
Yeshua expects the same of us. He won back authority over the Earth when He died on the cross and rose from the dead. By His power, He has stripped satan of his anointings and wrenched from his hands the keys to Death and Hell. The Bible says that the Earth and all its resources are the Lord's. Yeshua won the war and has returned to the Father, sending the Holy Spirit to teach us how to "occupy" until He returns.
When America occupied Germany after the war, the German government had to submit to the American government. It could no longer wage war against America or its allies. We have to enforce Yeshua's victory in the heavenlies and make the evil angels knuckle under, but it is not done solely by prayer. That is a vital part of the process, but the word of our testimony and our obedience to Yeshua, even unto death, is also part of the answer to the world's corruption.
If we don't do this, the world is going to be a nightmare for the generations of innocent children yet to come, where they will be abused with impunity, becoming bitter and twisted, hating God, hurting others, and ending up in Hell. It isn't only our grandchildren and greatgrandchildren that God cares about. All people are the precious fruit of the Earth.
Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.