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.
“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.
The songs we sing in our worship we should be singing with the spirit and understanding. It is an opportunity that we can teach and admonish one another. A mighty Fortress may be an old song, but this hymn presents God as a source of protection, like a strong castle, a MIghty Fortress. Do we think of God like he is our fortress?
It is true that there are many difficult passages of scripture found within the pages of God’s word, yet it was God’s plan to reveal himself and His will in such a way that men could understand it. The Bible was not given to us to simply be memorized and stated as mere facts without understanding its precepts.