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12 For [gar] it is [esti] a shame [aischron] even [kai] to speak [lego] of those
things [kruphe] which are done [ginomai] of [hupo] them [autos] in secret. [kruphe] KJV-Interlinear
12 for it
is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret. NASB
Two concepts are in view here. The first is the conversation or attention given to evil things, all manner of evil things. And the things that are done in secrecy, such as to hide the activity.
The first concept deals with the attraction or the compromise in moral values that makes conversation or attention regarding immoral activities, acceptable.
And today we have all manner of acceptability of evil activities. Even the many and various television shows and movies create the impression of the acceptability and normalcy of evil morals (alternative lifestyles, drugs, indifference toward truth). Laws of today have made evil legal (no prayer), as opposed to making legitimate activities (prayer), illegal. I am sure that you can think of many more examples.
And here the Bible clearly states that these practices as shameful, 'aischron,' meaning venal or corrupt, indecorum or offensive, filthy, base or sordid, disgraceful, disfigurement of truth.
Typically, evil activities were those things that people did in secret. People still do these things in secret, when hiding their activities from friends, family, the public in general and so forth. If you are doing something that requires secrecy such that you do not want your friends or family to find out or know about, then it is wrong, and you certainly know that it is wrong, otherwise you would not try to hide it.
And when these various activities or beliefs come out in the public view and become acceptable in society, what does that tell you about the spiritual state of society?
And today we have so many things that are publically acceptable now, that even raising children is made more difficult as they do not see the problem with how people live their lives, thus making their conscience level regarding evil, more acceptable of evil.
The conscience is one of your primary restrainers of evil. You know what is right and what is wrong. And when these boundaries become ambiguous, undefined, watered down, compromised, then society will see more and more evil along with the problems that accompany evil.
And the biggest losser in all of this, is truth. People lose sight of truth, lose sight of doctrine, lose sight of the discernment between right and wrong, and thus everything allowed in public, becomes acceptable.
This leads to your compromise of moral standards. You yourself will watch television series that promote alternate lifestyles, and you will see nothing more than a comedy show, which, over time, will influence both you, your children and society in the wrong direction, and out of yours and their spiritual life.
The whole direction of a compromised society moves everyone in the wrong direction and needless to say, right down the road to eventual destruction. The whole problem with this is that it occurs over a long and extended time period, even across generations, so getting trapped is subtle.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.