|Posted on March 13, 2016 at 9:40 AM|
It has been said that once you have rejected the Truth, there is nothing left to believe but a lie. Sadly, I believe that this very concept explains a great deal of what is going on in our society under the pretense of what some would call enlightenment.
To understand what I am talking about, just imagine that you and a hundred other people were trying to cross a barren wilderness. There were no distinct landmarks and the sky was covered with such thick clouds that you not only could not see the moon and stars at night, but also during the day you couldn't even tell where the sun was in the sky. You did have one compass, the one that you had been given at the beginning of the journey, but now the vast majority of the people with you had decided that it was unreliable and could not be trusted. In fact, there were many who were convinced that it was completely wrong, old fashioned and both out of date and out of touch with the real world. Some of the people said that north was one direction while others said that it was in the opposite direction; in fact, there were those who argued that it was every direction possible, while there were others who argued that it really didn't matter which direction you headed in, that any direction was as good as any other.
Well, I believe that you would agree with me when I say that you would have a big mess on your hands, and quite frankly I would say that you were in big trouble. Well, that is very much where we find ourselves in America today. For the vast majority of our history Americans, as a whole, had a great deal of respect for the Bible and the things of God. Now I'm not saying that all our forefathers were Christians, no, not by a long shot, but even the non-Christians, for the most part, had a respect for God's Word. It was considered the final authority. Why do you think we use it to swear on in a court of law, or why do we have our presidents put their hand on the Bible when they take the oath of office. The Bible, at the very least, was a moral compass.
In today’s world we have changed our views about much of what helped to make us Great as a nation. We have redefined morality to the point that many believe that the greatest evil is not to accept anything that a person chooses to do, and our supreme court has declared that marriage between two people of the same sex is completely legitimate behavior which at one time was considered a crime against nature and was against the law in most places in our nation. The simple Truth is, many of the things which were once considered to be evil are now considered good and many of the things which were once considered to be good by the people who hold to the old views (the views of our forefathers) are now considered to be evil. The problem is not that we have lost our compass in our society, but rather that we have simply chosen to reject what it says. - Pastor Tim