“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.” ―Isaiah 5:20
Sin turned the world upside down. When the gospel came to town the world thought the Christians were turning the world upside down (Acts 17:6). In reality, the gospel was making things right side up again. Perspective is everything. David Wells observed that “worldliness is what makes sin look normal in any age and righteousness seem odd.” [God in the Wasteland, p. 29.] The world is headed to Hell as she thinks she’s pursuing utopia. She needs a 180⁰ course correction.
Many Christians seem to have developed a case of moral vertigo; they’re disoriented. The upside down world is starting to seem normal to them. Heterosexual sins, homosexual sins, same-sex marriage, filthy language, seductive dress; these are cool. We can no longer see anything wrong with these and a host of other similar things. Sin looks normal. Moreover, to speak out against such things is the odd thing; you must be a hater.
The world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. ―Galatians 6:14
Do all things without complaining and disputing, 15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain. ―Philippians 2:14-16
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. ―1 John 2:15-17