When asked about the moral acceptability of a range of issues, five of the top six issues that saw an increase in acceptability were related to sexual morality.
The largest increase in moral acceptability from 2001 to 2015 was for homosexual relations, which increased 23 percentage points, from 40 to 63 percent. That was followed by having a baby outside of marriage (45 to 61 percent), heterosexual sex outside of marriage (53 to 68 percent), divorce (59 to 71 percent) and polygamy (7 to 16 percent).
Also in the top six for increase in moral acceptability was medical research using stem cells from human embryos, which increased 12 percentage points, from 52 to 64 percent.
Views on the moral acceptability of abortion did not change. From 2001 to 2015 the percentage of those saying abortion is morally acceptable went from 42 to 45 percent, which is within the poll’s plus or minus 4 percentage point margin of error.
Only two issues that were asked about saw a decrease in moral acceptability. The death penalty went from 63 to 60 percent (within the margin of error) and medical testing on animals went from 65 to 56 percent.
Another recent poll found support for same-sex marriage at an all-time high for Gallup. Sixty percent said same-sex marriages should be legally recognized while 37 percent were opposed.
An August 2014 study found that Christians who support same-sex marriage are more likely to support other types of sexual immorality, such as premarital cohabitation, “no-strings-attached” sex, abortion and viewing pornography.
The increased acceptance of sexual immorality also tracks with an increase in those identifying themselves as socially liberal. The percentage of those who say they are social liberals is now the same as those who say they are conservative on social issues (31 percent), according to Gallup.
“This liberalization of attitudes toward moral issues is part of a complex set of factors affecting the social and cultural fabric of the U.S. Regardless of the factors causing the shifts, the trend toward a more liberal view on moral behaviors will certainly have implications for such fundamental social institutions as marriage, the environment in which children are raised and the economy,” Frank Newport, editor in chief for Gallup, wrote.
“The shifts could also have a significant effect on politics, with candidates whose positioning is based on holding firm views on certain issues having to grapple with a voting population that, as a whole, is significantly less likely to agree with conservative positions than it might have been in the past.”
The recent poll, conducted May 6-10, had a random sample of 1,024 adults living in the United States.
This is where “The Bible Already Said It:”
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was. But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” (II Timothy 3:1-13)
“The Bible” not only “Said It,” but the Bible also “Gave People The Cure:”
“But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” (II Timothy 3:14-17)
“But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions” is talking about “God’s Process,” (Posted at this Website) which is the First Cure. Suffering is part of the “Christ Like” Walk “all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” Even Jesus had to suffer:
“Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;” (Hebrews 5:8)
The Second Cure is a relationship with God through the Holy Spirit “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.” The Holy Spirit tells us who we are in Christ. The Holy Spirit turns our Dream into a Vision. The Holy Spirit teaches people how to love themselves. The Law was so impersonal. Our relationship with the Holy Spirit makes God Personal.
The Third Cure is the Word of God “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise.” In the days we live in people must have “Wisdom.” There is no better “Wisdom” than the Bible “is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
The offerings of The Law like the one in my daily Bible reading is one of the reasons people needed a “New Covenant:”
“And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the Lord concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them: If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the Lord for a sin offering.” (Leviticus 4:1-3)
God’s Process is the “New Covenant Offering” that replaced the offerings of The Law. That is why Jesus is our Example for God’s Process. God’s Process Requirements is the same for all of us. Everyone must complete the first Three Levels of God’s Process to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. God’s Process, the Holy Spirit and the Bible working together is how people “may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
While I was working on this my son sent me a text with a picture of the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine because Bruce Jenner is on the cover as a woman. It states “Call me Caitlyn.” He is not a bad looking woman, but is it worth the price of his soul.
Bruce Jenner or any transgender changing their sex is “Playing God.” They are saying God made a mistake and they know better than God. Homosexuals are making the same statement. God does not take kindly to people playing Him. People Playing God will spend Eternity with the first person that tried to play God, which was satan.
People are only going to keep getting “evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse.” As long as that same-sex marriage door is open those percentages are only going to keep increasing to the point where Every Thing is Acceptable. “Incontinent” means unrestraint sexual activity. People are already having sex with children and with people that are the same sex they are. Next will be animals. America is trying to take the Bible out of everything, which is why people are not paying any attention to “The Bible Already Said It” Warning:
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.” (Leviticus 18:22-23)
BEFORE YOU DECIDE YOU KNOW BETTER THAN GOD MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE PRICE OF DOING THAT!