Bangkok Fellowship Church


Permissive Thinking Dangerous


Billy Graham

In many churches, one can attend services for a full year without once hearing the word “sin” mentioned. Not a few ministers and teachers of religion have fallen prey to this permissive thinking, which holds that there are no absolutes, that the right or wrong of an act depends upon the circumstances of time and place. As for such acts of premarital or extramarital sex, these are said to be justified “if the relationship is meaningful” and “if it hurts nobody else” With even religious leaders talking this way, it is small wonder that youth is bewildered, and that the church’s moral authority is eroding almost to the vanishing point.

-From “ What the Bible says about Sex” Reader’s Digest, May 1970