There are staggering consequences when traditional, biblical values are stripped away!
. . . and core values matter—they matter a lot!
I’m not sure as a society, that we understand the importance of this issue. Ideas have consequences. Good ideas bring great results. Bad ideas can have catastrophic impact.
What if you made yourself the source of all truth?
Many people—more than I want to think about at times—see themselves in that light. But human beings need something else, something more, or catastrophe awaits.
Trust yourself? Really? If so, you underestimate how wicked the human heart can be.
You and I need something else as the core of our life. Something that has stood the test through all eternity.
We need biblical values. Biblical values at the core of our lives, our family, our churches, and our nation!
There is truth that goes beyond us—it predates us—it will outlive us! Biblical truth.
What’s your source of wisdom? Ultimately my opinion matters little. And, sorry to say, neither does yours.
But there is truth that does matter—biblical truth.
Some will say, “Well, according to whose interpretation?”
The answer? According to collective minds of authentic followers of God for the last two thousand years.
Others will argue: “Well it’s his interpretation against yours, right?”
No. The Bible was written plainly. Tearing up a baby in the womb is anti-biblical. Re-defining marriage is anti-biblical. Depriving people of expressing true creativity, through excessive governmental control denies the integrity of the human spirit. It’s anti-biblical. Economic taxes that break citizens’ financial backs is anti-biblical.
The Bible can spare us a lot of pain—personally and nationally—if we’ll read it—and follow it!
What would you say is the most important issue in our culture today?
I propose that the answer is: Values in our society.
Good values, and good people championing them.
Listen to this description of King Hezekiah in 2nd Chronicles 31:20:
“This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah, doing what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God. In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly.”
Oh it’s possible you can have bad people that champion good values, but it doesn’t happen all that often.
It’s a lot more likely to have bad people championing bad values.
So what’s the solution?
Godly homes that produce godly, stable people with biblical understanding based on godly values.
In political terms, they call themselves, “progressives!”
The truth is—they’re far from it. In fact, I’d call them “retrogressive!”
And we need to be concerned.
In anyone’s definition, progressive means growing, developing, moving forward.
Consider these “progressive”—“moving forward” causes:
Removing the Bible from public schools. Denial of Bible clubs in schools. The removal of prayer in schools.
The denial of prayer at high school graduations, at high school athletic events. Redefining marriage and the family. Redefining morality. Prohibition of saying the name of Jesus in public prayer. Removal of the Ten Commandments from public property.
Textbook revisionism that denies true Christian history in America.
Denial of religious freedom of expression. Censorship of churches and pastors.
Need I go on?
Tell me again—what’s the definition of progressive?
I’m not seeing it in the so-called progressive movement!
What’s it going to take to get us to care about those who don’t know Christ as Savior?
How do we overcome apathy?
How do we deal with the “luke-warmness” in our life?
Jesus said in Revelation 3: “I know your deeds. You’re neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other, so because you are lukewarm, I’m about to spit you out of my mouth.”
Pretty strong language, wouldn’t you say?
God does not want us lukewarm. He wants us committed!
In fact, it even says in 2nd Chronicles that His eyes are looking to and fro in the entire earth—looking to find someone who’s fully committed to Him—so He can show His power on our behalf.
Deal with it! Get rid of the apathy and reach out with compassion to those around you.
Live out your faith.
When half the children your kids go to school with don’t have a dad at home—that’s a problem!
The absence of a father—or his leadership, even if he is in the home—is a growing problem—one we need to address.
There are too many absentee dads and too many disengaged dads.
There was a time when sexually active teens were not seen in a positive way in our schools. Today, if they’re a virgin, they’re ridiculed. The result? A high percentage of babies born to unwed mothers. And that usually means—children with no dad.
No father image; no person to help shape them.
Every little girl and every little boy needs not only the benefit of a mom, but they desperately need a dad.
Let’s commit ourselves to work to preserve the family—mom and dad!