There has always been immorality since the earliest days of mankind. "Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."(Gen 6:5) However, there have been times, even not too many years ago, when, due to a greater faith in God and acceptance of the Bible, a common sense of shame and decency existed in society.
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.” If we were as concerned for our souls as Christ is there would be no statements of “almost you have persuaded me…” We would all be saved! Salvation requires change and if we want to change the world about us we must first be “willing” to change ourselves.
“In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death.” A proper fear of Jehovah God is essential for one’s salvation. When fear is properly developed we have an ever-growing respect for our creator. We develop intimacy and fellowship with our Lord.