Survival in a Permissive Society: Biblical Spiritual Strategies

Adesanya Adebowale, Afolarin O. Ojewole, John Henry Chukwudi, Osaro Hope, Adegbenle Funmilayo


Modern society is slowly but surely slipping into sadism and carnage.  Sinful and appalling behavior once termed intolerable have now become acceptable in today’s permissive society. Zig Ziglar states: "If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments." “Freedom for all' is the destructive secular maxim, which has now paved way for immoral activities which were formerly referred to as unacceptable or even criminalized e.g. homosexuality, premarital sex, abortion, religious crisis, terrorism, insurgencies, corruption and substance abuse among the youths. The formula for survival as Christians in a permissive society involves following the Bible as the standard of faith and practice. The society must not jettison the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:3-17), which are the bases of every moral attitude and behavior. This research extrapolate what constitutes permissiveness within a given society. It also discussed permissiveness on the individual, societal, universal, and spiritual spheres. And finally identify the various spiritual strategies that can be used to survive as a Christian in a permissive society from the biblical perspective.

Keywords: Spiritual Strategy, Survival, Permissive Society, Bible, Immorality, and Teenagers


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