‘Any human society is free to choose either to display great energy or to enjoy sexual freedom; the evidence is that it cannot do both for more than one generation.’
Dr. J.D. Unwin (1895-1936) was a British ethnologist and social anthropologist at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He studied the rise and fall of civilizations and wrote a book, ‘Sex and Culture’ published in 1934 by O.U.P. He studied 86 civilizations spanning the last 4,000 years.
‘In human records there is no instance of a society retaining its energy after a complete new generation has inherited a tradition which does not insist on pre- nuptial and post-nuptial continence.’
‘The data showed an inseparable link between a society’s destiny and its willingness to exercise sexual restraint.’
‘Societies that practice absolute monogamy, meaning no extra-marital or pre-marital sex and which discouraged divorce, tend to be the most vital economically, scientifically and artistically.’
Unwin had no Christian convictions and applied no moral judgement on his findings, saying, ‘I offer no opinions about its rightness or wrongness.’
As a Christian I marvel at the way history vindicates God’s commandments which are always for our good.
Of course it will not happen to us; or will it ?
‘Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.’ (Winston Churchill)
Every Christian can play their part to save our nation by being completely controlled by God, the Holy Spirit.
‘You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.’ Romans 8.9. NIV
A powerful prayer for constant use.
Loving Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, you love us and gave your life for us. I love you and give my life for you. I am willing to lose control of my life and give back to you complete control of the whole of my life with all of my heart in the power of your Spirit alone.
Bob Collie 12.2016 [email protected]