What an outstanding book for where we are today! With precise, clear analysis of the whirlwind of social developments, Mohler’s deft hand in this book penetrates to the real causes of apparently sudden plunge over the cliff. What he well explains is that the plunge was not so sudden after all.
Where same-sex marriage has grabbed our attention in the last year or so, terrible forces have been at work for decades. In many cases, we Christians have failed to face these dangers and have, in many cases, capitulated to many of them. He confesses that urbanization changed us, but the biggest factors were birth control, no-fault divorce, advanced reproductive technologies, and cohabitation. He is not saying all forms of limiting the number of children you have is bad, but we need not break the link that children have with marriage. Easy divorce dealt a horrible blow to the institution of marriage and Christians often went along with that warped reasoning. Advanced reproductive technologies then took the necessity of man and woman away from children. Cohabitation almost replaced marriage. Along the way, marriage was redefined and seriously wounded.
There are so many more good things here: an analysis of the LBGT community’s devastatingly effective strategy, natural law arguments, and the need of Christians to not surrender to a waning culture.
This book is the best I have seen so far since the major developments a few months ago. I highly recommend it to Christians everywhere!
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