How can this happen, people wonder. It happens because of sin. Man is born a sinner, and it is only God's common grace that retrains a man from murdering every day. However, God's restraining grace is lifted as He abandons a nation. I wrote about that yesterday.
So, man turns to false religion to help him restrain the evil in him. But this does not work, either. The harder man tries, the more he fails.
"False religion cannot restrain sin in the heart, although it can mask it with self-righteousness." Principles of God's Judgment
When an individual or a nation resists the Law, the conscience, and common grace in creation long enough, God gives them over to the lusts of their heart.
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