Is Morality Evolving?

(During the Christmas break, we are rebloging the top 5 posts of 2012 based on the number of “hits” by our readers.  This one was tied for #5.  Thanks for reading ThePreachersWord and sharing with others)
 “I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men and women marrying are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties,” said Vice President, Joe Biden, on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He  went on to say the situation is “evolving” and that the “social culture” is changing.

On Monday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, when asked if he thinks gay couples should be able to legally marry, said, “Yes, I do.”

And our President has been on record for some time saying that his views of same-sex marriage are “evolving.”

Well, Mr. Vice-President, I’m not comfortable with men marrying men and women marrying women.  I don’t care if “social culture is changing.  And Mr. Secretary, I don’t support the legalization of homosexual marriage.  And for you, Mr. President, my views are not “evolving.”  They remain constant.  Unchanged.  Enduring.

The Bible, God’s eternal Word, says that fornication, adultery, and  homosexuality are sins. Although society has changed in the past 50 years God’s Word has not.  The Bible in Romans 1:18-32 severely condemns lesbian and homosexual acts.  The depravity of this sin is emphasized by the words that God uses to describe it: “unclean” “dishonor,” “vile passions,” “shameful,” “debased,” and “not fitting.”

In November of 1997 President Bill Clinton, spoke at the “Human Rights Campaign dinner” for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people, and said moral law is evolving.

Conservative columnist Cal Thomas was right when he responded with a column entitled “Repealing Morality?”

God designed norms for behavior that are in our best interests. When we act outside those norms-such as for premarital sex, adultery, or homosexual sex-we cause physical, emotional, and spiritual damage to ourselves and to our wider culture. The unpleasant consequences of divorce and sexually transmitted diseases are not the result of intolerant bigots seeking to denigrate others. They are the result of violating God’s standards, which were made for our benefit. 

So what can Bible believers do?  There is an old Chinese proverb that says, “Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”  Instead of wringing our hands and saying how awful the world is, here some things we can do.

1. Remain faithful to the moral standard of God’s Word.  Live “soberly, righteously and godly in this present world.”

2. Unashamedly stand firm for truth.  Don’t be ashamed of the Gospel.  Of Jesus.  Of old-fashioned Bible-based morality.

3. Preach the truth, preachers!  Shepherd the souls of the flock, pastors!  Let the leaders of our church family speak up and speak out.

4. Teach your children the truth.  More than ever parents must be moral guides in their homes.  Don’t assume your kids know what is right.  Talk about it.  Teach them.

5. Use whatever platform you have to speak the truth on moral issues.  In government.  Schools. The workplace. Social media.  The voting booth.

6. Be loving and kind to those with whom you disagree.  Jesus loved sinners.  He cared for them.   Be kind. Compassionate. Caring.

7. Seek the conversion of the lost.  And that includes homosexuals.  The Bible says to the Corinthian Christians, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”  (1 Cor 6:9-10)

Paul’s words serve as both a warning and a comforting promise.  God will judge the sinner. But thanks be to Jesus for his cleansing blood.  And they remind us, we are not here to conform to culture, but to change culture through the Gospel of Christ.

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman


Filed under 2012 Top Posts, Marriage, Morality

29 responses to “Is Morality Evolving?

  1. Ann Walker Copeland

    Brother Ken, I found your blog through a mutual friend and brother…Jim Needham and I’m glad I did. May you have a long life in service to the Master. Thanks for your hard work and the useful material contained here.


  2. Hey Ken – great post as usual. Nerd that I am, I found a typo – “Well, Mr. Vice-President, I’m not comfortable with men marrying men and woman marrying men.” – I’m guessing that second part is supposed to be “woman marrying woman” 🙂

    All the best my brother


  3. Ken Kaufman



  4. “The Bible, God’s eternal Word, says that fornication, adultery, and homosexuality are sins.”

    And it says we should kill them for it.

    Should we still do that? Or has your morality evolved beyond that?


    • Good question.   Under the Law of Moses in the OT there were 19 capital crimes for which Israel could execute someone. Homosexuality was one of them as was bestiality.  Lev. 18:22-23.  Of course, then Israel was not only a God’s spiritual people but a goverment.   But today under the law of Christ in the NT, that is not the case. The church has no such right.  We leave that to the laws in the countries where we reside.  Fortunately, we can repent and turn from our sins as did those in Corinth.  (1 Cor 6:9-11) and find forgiveness.   I hope that answers your question.   Thanks for reading and taking the time to respond.

      Ken Weliever 12107 Wood Duck Pl Temple Terrace, FL 33617 Home Phone: 813-899-4539 Cell Phone: 813-507-1726 web site: blog:             


      • “But today under the law of Christ in the NT, that is not the case.”

        So morality evolved.

        You’re just objecting to it evolving in ways you don’t like.


      • David Much

        He didn’t ask if the church could execute homosexuals. He asked if “we” could execute them. If by “we” he means our civil society, then his question is valid. If Yahweh commanded that homosexuals be executed, then what would be wrong with our government deciding that that would be a fitting punishment for homosexuals today? As a matter of fact, shouldn’t Christians be crying out for that very thing? I’ve heard the very same argument applied to the issue of capital punishment. The Old Testament passages that prescribe execution as punishment for murder are always cited when the demand is made for capital punishment to be upheld today. Why shouldn’t the same be true for the punishment of homosexuality?


      • Well, some governments do impose capital punishment on homosexual actions. I believe Iraq is one that does. I don’t need to go to the Old Testament as a proof for capital punishment today. Romans 13:1-4 authorizes the government to execute evil doers. I’m not sure any state imposes capital punishment for any other crime than murder. God leaves that up to the state. While I might like to see kidnappers orrapists executed, I’m content to leave that up to our law makers.

        Ken Weliever 12107 Wood Duck Pl Temple Terrace, FL 33617 Home Phone: 813-899-4539 Cell Phone: 813-507-1726 web site: blog:


  5. Gary Henry

    Very well said, Ken. Thanks for speaking out, and for doing so in such a balanced and sane way. I will commend your thoughts to others.


  6. Excellent article, Ken, and very good answers.


  7. Betty Rhodes

    I am thankful that you are willing to take such a stand and give the scripture, Ken. Same goes for you, Gary. God’s light is shining through you.


  8. Lorrie White

    Excellent words of truth followed by loving answers to those who object. That is the we as christians are to be. Thank you!


  9. Faloria Jones

    Thank you for standing up for what is right, and I like the way you speak on it.God’s word will allway stand, it does not matter if we like it or not.


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  11. But Romans isn’t God’s word, is it? Isn’t it what Paul the apostle said – ie not what Christ said or the Old Testament said. Did Jesus actually say anything about homosexuality in the New Testament? – I’d be interested to know if he did.


    • That is a great question! Thanks so much for asking! First of all, not everything that Jesus said or did is recorded by the inspired writers (John 20:30-31). Matthew, Mark, Luke and John record only certain events and sermons. Secondly, Jesus commissioned the apostles to further speak his will and word after he ascended back to Heaven. He promised the apostles “to guide them into all truth” (John 16:13). And He told us to listen to them, just like He was talking. In fact, to hear Paul is to hear Jesus. And to hear Jesus is to hear God. To reject Paul is to reject Jesus.. And to reject Jesus is to reject God. Jesus said to the apostles, in Luke 10:16, “He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.” Since Paul was an apostle, sent by the Lord, we need to hear and accept his teaching. Jesus said, in John 13:20, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.” Thirdly, Paul affirmed that he had received the revelation of Jesus through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 3:1-6). He was a servant of Christ, called to an apostle which he states in the beginning of Romans. (1:1) Finally, Jesus did affirm God’s marriage arrangement. That HE created man and woman to be married to each other (Matt 19:1-9). I hope that is helpful in your quest for Truth. Thanks for reading my blog and for taking the time to respond. Ken Weliever 12107 Wood Duck Pl Temple Terrace, FL 33617 Home Phone: 813-899-4539 Cell Phone: 813-507-1726 web site: blog:


  12. Byron Nash

    Thanks for re-posting. I missed this earlier. I also appreciate the way you answered the questions posed to you.


  13. Don Elliott

    I also missed this earlier. We, who practice New Testament Christianity (as if there were another), know that God, His Son and His word are the same yesterday, today and forever. He made some changed under the New Law, and I am glad. But on this He has not come to accept it because it was not what He wanted when He created the first man. What is truly evolving in our society is the level of immorality to which people will stoop. That saddens me and I know that our Creator is deeply distressed with his creature today.


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