Luke 17:28-30 “Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built” but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
Rev. Billy Graham says that our children are enduring a “lawless and wicked age” that is driven by the Devil’s philosophy of “Do as you please”.
“We have taken God out of our educational systems and thought we could get away with it,” said Rev. Graham. “We have sown the wind, and we are now reaping the whirlwind. We have laughed at God, religion and the Bible.”
The commentary that Dr. Graham first delivered in 1955 was published in Decision magazine as a warning from Dr. Graham to today’s society.
“Many Christian parents are becoming fearful that they cannot properly train their children in this lawless and wicked age,” and are asking, “What can I do with my son? My daughter?” said Rev. Graham. “We are beginning to reap what has been sown for the past generation,” he said. “We have taught the philosophy of the Devil, who says, ‘Do as you please.’ Behaviorism has been the moral philosophy of much of our education in the past few years.”
Rev. Graham says that parents need to step up and institute discipline on their children because to not do is disobedience to God.
“If you fail to discipline your children, you are breaking the laws, commandments and statutes of God,” said Rev. Graham. “You are guilty not only of injuring the moral, spiritual and physical lives of your children, but of sinning against God. The Bible says that if you fail to discipline your children, you actually hate them.”
Rev. Graham says that there is one answer to all of the ills of society.
“Christ in the home, in the lives of the parents, is the only permanent solution to the menacing teenage social problems in America.”