2 Tim 3:1-5 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
Cato Institute wrote, fourteen years ago: "The growth of government has politicized life and weakened the nation’s moral fabric. Government intervention—in the economy, in the community, and in society—has increased the payoff from political action and reduced the scope of private action. People have become more dependent on the state and have sacrificed freedom for a false sense of security. The most obvious signs of moral decay in America are the prevalence of out-of-wedlock births, the breakup of families, the amorality of public education, and the eruption of criminal activity. But there are other signs as well: the decline in civility, the lack of integrity in both public and private life, and the growth of litigation as the chief way to settle disputes."
How much worse it is today?
Commuters travel to work naked
It was a cheeky and unexpected sight that greeted commuters as they boarded a Tube into work. But the four naked men and women certainly livened up the usually dull journey for many people – attracting gasps from stunned workers. Carrying handbags or briefcases to cover their modesty – and wearing shoes – the nudes travelled on escalators and rode in the carriages as though their lack of suitable attire was completely normal.
Venus Williams, Tennis star by day, dominatrix by night?
“For the Sake of God” — Must We Surrender Sexual Morality?
The ordination of Mary Glasspool as a bishop of the Episcopal Church on Sunday drives yet another wedge into the already fracturing Anglican Communion — and raises some of the most fundamental questions about the Church and sexual morality.
Bringing morality to Wall Street
Three-quarters of Americans say the country's moral values are worsening, blaming a decline in ethical standards, poor parenting, and dishonesty by government and business leaders, Gallup reports.
Dostoevsky wrote The Brothers Karamazov and in the early chapters, Ivan Karamazov encapsulates his belief that "If God does not exist, everything is permitted." How true this is. Atheism is prophesied to rise in the last days: and apostasy prevails: "Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for [that day will not come] until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction..." and "However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:8b) .In in these contexts apostasy means 'defection from truth.' As we hurtle headlong to the end of the Church Age, more people defect from the truth, and it is true- everything is permitted.