The future condition of society will be a direct reflection of the habits that are taught to young people today. If young people are taught the righteousness of God by the standards of the Bible by the example of those around them, then the Word of God states that the likelihood of those young people being righteous as they get older is very high. On the contrary, if a person is taught a flawed sense of morality based on flawed human reasoning that is taught by the example of those around them, that young person will likely copy that activity as they grow and perpetuate the flawed sense of morality.
This truth is exemplified in Genesis 19:30-38. In this portion of scripture, the Bible documents one of the most obscene acts in all of the Bible to show what happens when sinners rely on their own understanding and flawed habits without seeking the Lord and His righteousness. The Bible teaches that when people are left to themselves, they are likely to do some pretty destructive things. The Bible shows that when people are left to themselves, its not a matter of "if" the person will cause destruction, it is a matter of "when" destruction will come and to what degree. Genesis 19:30-38 documents the events that took place within Lot's family after they were removed from Sodom upon its destruction. The Bible explains that when the angels instructed Lot to live on the other side of the mountains in the Jordan Valley, Lot objected and asked if he could live closer in a small town named Zoar. The angels allowed it, and Lot went to Zoar. However, the Bible explains that when Lot was in Zoar, he became afraid for some reason and departed from there to live on his own with his daughters in a cave out in the wilderness.
Some have taught that Lot sought to isolate himself because of the circumstances that he had been experiencing. Some believe that Lot was in a state of depression. Lot's home and his town had been destroyed. The town that he had such an affection for as he sought to get deeper entrenched in it, was destroyed by sulfur. Lot's wife was killed in the destruction as well since she disobeyed the command of the angels and suffered the consequence. The men that were to marry Lot's daughters were also killed when Sodom was destroyed. Lot had lost almost everything that was familiar to him. Thus, Lot decided to isolate himself by living in a cave in the middle of nowhere with his daughters.
Genesis 19:30-38 then reveals the destructive nature of humanity. The Bible explains that Lot's daughters came to the realization of Lot's pitiful state. They understood that their father had lost everything, and eventually realized that since they would not be married, their father would not have an opportunity to have his name carry on. The Bible states that Lot's daughters knew their father was getting old, and that they would not be able to fulfill the custom of the land of providing children. The Bible explains that Lot's daughters came up with the idea of getting their father drunk and sleeping with him with the hopes of getting pregnant and having children that way. Thus, scripture reveals that Lot's oldest daughter got Lot drunk one night, slept with him, and then on another night, Lot's younger daughter got her father drunk and slept with him. The Bible shows that each became pregnant so that the older daughter called her son Moab and the younger daughter called her son Ammon. These people became the leaders and fathers of the Moabites and Ammonites, and were terribly wicked in the sight of the Lord as they caused great distress for the children of Israel.
Many people get disgusted when reading this portion of scripture - and rightly so. This sick and twisted act of perversion is not one that the Bible endorses. The Bible is candid to reveal these details in history to show the flawed and depraved nature of human intent. Though it might have seemed like a good idea to perform this "act of service" for their father, the means by which they sought to have children was perverted. One must also consider that the scriptures are clear to state that the daughters of Lot sought to fulfill "the custom of the land," not the command of God. It was not the command of God to go about these methods to bear children. Recall that Abraham and Sarah also had a moment where they depended on their own methods to bear children and it caused equally great damage. When one seeks to fulfill the traditions of mankind, then mostly bad and destructive things tend to take place. This is in contrast to the results of what happens when one seeks to please the Lord instead.
While it might seem like an impossible testimony that a man's daughters would actually propose these circumstances themselves, one can simply look at the environment in which they were raised to see that this behavior was learned. Recall that Lot decided to move his family into Sodom. Recall that Sodom was a place of miserable sexual perversion amongst other forms of wickedness. Recall that the city that Lot wanted to remain a part of had all of its met violently demand Lot to give over his male guests so that they could rape them. Recall that Lot's rationale to rid of the angry mob was to offer up his virgin daughters to them instead of the men in his house. Recall that fiances of Lot's daughters decided to stay behind in Sodom rather than go with their wives-to-be. Recall that Lot's wife was so attached to Sodom that she could not look away from it when it was being destroyed, and consequently she was killed.
When one puts all of these truths together, one must consider the things that Lot's daughters had learned. One must consider the examples of conduct that were performed around them as they grew up. Though Lot is described as a righteous man, one can see that he did not often keep the righteousness of his daughters in mind. He decided to raise them in a dysfunctional environment. He demonstrated his lack of affection for them by offering them up as rape victims. He didn't seem to have his daughters in mind when he went to live in a cave in the wilderness. How much could be expected of Lot's daughters considering the ways that they were raised. They committed perverse acts because they were taught to act perverse. Though it would be natural to look at the daughters of Lot with disgust, one must consider that they only performed in the manner that they were taught.
It is just sad to see that when people seek to selfishly fulfill their own ambitions and pleasures according to the traditions of men, destructive results such as these are often the results. It is also important to recognize that the trend continued. The Moabites and the Ammonites both practiced the same vile and wicked behavior that their mothers did when they were born. The traditions of sinful people carried on while the righteousness of the Living God was continually ignored and repentance was never sought. It is true that our world today is dark and depraved. However, understanding the truth that scripture presents in Genesis 19:30-38, one must confess that the depravity of the world today is simply the fruit of yesterday's wickedness and lack of repentance. It is interesting to hear older generations criticize the conduct of younger generations. Based on the truth of the Bible, the conduct of younger people is simply a reflection of what they were taught by the example in conduct of older people. God made it so that everything reproduces of its own kind. Therefore, sin reproduces sin. If one desires to see the traditions of sin dissolved, one must turn to the only One that is sinless and reproduce of His kind! One must repent from one's sin, turn to Jesus Christ in faith, and allow the Spirit of the Living God to transform one's motives and change one's conduct. Failure to do this will ensure sin continues to fester and multiply as seen in the scriptures.