There is no doubt that young adult believers have a real epidemic on their hands. It is caused by society but it is at the expense of young believers that are trying to live their lives for Christ. We see that pop culture embraces a reckless and rebellious lifestyle by this type of living, young adult believers are under attack by the fiery darts of Satan. One of the biggest ideas that pop culture is influencing us to live is the following thought, “You have to live in the moment and follow your heart.” However, this is a wrong perspective to look at it from. We see in God’s word that “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”(Jeremiah 17:9)
By pop culture encouraging young people to follow their hearts, it is teaching us to follow all things unholy. This is contrary to what God has intended for us to do in our Christian life. The Lord wants us to live a pure and holy life, which is the exact opposite that society is trying to force into the minds of young believers everywhere. In which way are they promoting an unholy lifestyle? It's through living a life of sexual immorality. It is impossible to turn on the tv today and not to see something that is promoting sexual immorality. We are seeing it on ads, shows, music videos, etc… It is through this that young adults are allowing their hearts and minds to be held captive by the snares of Satan.
Our culture over the years has become overtly sexualized. It is no wonder why young teens are getting pregnant at earlier and earlier ages. It's because we have allowed our society to get this way. Now-a-days "sex ed" teaches that sex is okay for young people as long as they use protection. We think it is okay for men/women to look at the opposite sex in an immoral way as long as they don’t touch. In the Bible, we see the Lord say this “But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” (Matthew 5:28) Jesus went further than the law that Moses gave. Jesus said not only committing the act is adultery but even looking at someone in a lustful way you have already committed the act of adultery. Jesus went further than the law because He knows that by just thinking of it, a person can be moved to action.
God is not against sex as long as the couple is a married male and female. Everything done sexually outside of marriage is against what God intended it to be. Another thing against what God intended is the sin of homosexuality. We see in the Bible that in the beginning God created woman for man not man for man. Homosexuality is another issue that this society has embraced and I believe it's because we have allowed so much perversion in this country. Pop culture will say someone is born that way or it's a disease. They may be onto something with a disease because it is a sin disease. We have a choice to cleanse this sin by giving it over to Jesus. God does not hate any sinner, He wants all to come to repentance and forsake the sin that we are held captive by.
God wants us all to live for him including the millennial generation that Satan is trying to get a hold of. We as young people trying to serve God in society today need to be sure that we are fleeing from the sexual sins that are getting forced into our minds. When I think of an example of fleeing from fornication, I think of Joseph. When Potiphar had gone away to handle his duties, he left Joseph in charge of his house. We see that on three different occasions that Potiphar’s wife was trying to get Joseph to commit fornication with her. On the third time, she grabbed him by his coat and he took off his coat to get away. Here is the idea. We need to flee from sexual immorality like Joseph did. But the reason he was able to do this was because God was with Him. Joseph sought God. If we as young believers are going to stay pure in society today, we are going to have to flee from anything that will allow our minds to become full of immorality. Many good men and women in the faith have fallen because of this sin. The way you avoid this is to be like Joseph and seek God daily. Then, and only then, will you have the spiritual strength to not sin against God.