It’s absolutely imperative that we believe in absolute truth—biblical truth.
Judges 17:6 says: “Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” . . .referring to the behavioral and moral fiber of the people being addressed.
It’s the same “non-belief” in absolute truth that permeates our culture today. No nation can exist without some fundamental belief in what comprises wrong and right.
Even secular theorists argue that a culture can only survive if its members share the same fundamental values.
So what’s the secret to cultural survival?
The answer—principled living.
And the source for such principled living?
Scripture. The Bible.
We must, as a nation, believe in those principles of truth, those values in God’s Word—values by which national life survives!
Here’s how people responded. . .
Almost 50 percent said the economy is the most critical problem.
Not too surprising!
What is surprising is how few people thought the most crucial problem had anything to do with moral values.
. . .even though our news is full of sex scandals, financial scams and questionable political deals. We fail to see the connection.
The economy is the way it is, because of weak moral values, greed, and dishonesty.
Don’t confuse the fact that the economy is related to biblical values.
The result has been government thievery, excessive debt, and theft from those who’re not yet born.
Any nation that borrows money just to pay its interest, is not a principled country. It’s stealing—from the next generation.
Moral uprightness! More of that, please!
Pray for Christian school administrators. Your prayers and your support are crucial in these days!
Those promoting same-sex and gender agendas are setting their sights on infiltrating schools, public and private. And their goal is to force their agenda on the culture by breaking down moral boundaries, undermining opposition from the church, and influencing children to embrace and emulate their behavior.
In Queens, New York, a Catholic prep school was sued by a former employee claiming gender-identity discrimination.
At another Christian high school, two girls were expelled for fighting on campus. One filed a lawsuit saying the real reason was because she identifies as lesbian.
Unfortunately it’s just two examples of many more in a changing scene for Christian schools.
Know your rights!
What a privilege as children of God to be able to Him—Our Father!
A Father who loves to have that relationship with us.
One thing I love about Billy Graham’s prayers—he says:
“Our God and our Father!”
He’s both. Wow—I love that.
In Deuteronomy 32 it says: “Is this the way you repay the Lord, oh foolish and unwise people? Is He not your Father, your creator who made you and formed you?”
And in Jeremiah 3: “I myself said, ‘how gladly would I treat you like sons and give you a desirable land, the most beautiful inheritance of any nation. I thought you would call me Father—and not turn away from following Me.”
Breathtaking reminders of Father God!
. . .and His desire that we call Him that—Father.
Let’s do it!
Don and Phyllis Young have firm standards for those who stay in their Hawaii Bed and Breakfast.
One is: any couple sharing a bedroom should be married—in the “man and woman” biblical sense of marriage.
When that was explained to a lesbian couple, they took offense and took the Youngs to court. It didn’t matter to anyone that the Youngs kindly referred them to another nearby bed and breakfast.
For the lesbian couple, their demands were not met.
For Don and Phyllis Young their faith was at stake!
It would’ve been easier for them to revise their beliefs in the glare of so much legal pressure—but for the Youngs?
There isn’t room for that much compromise!
Are you motivated to do good and righteous things—out of an external duty?
Pleasing others, getting ahead? When you’re pressured or forced?
Paul said in 1st Corinthians 13:11: “When I was a child I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.”
If your wife has to tell you to come to church—you’re still a child in the Lord.
If you’re a young person—and it takes mom and dad to ask you to do what’s right—you’re still a child in the Lord.
Maturity in Christ, in your walk with the Lord—is evident when the inside of you starts dictating what you do—and what you don’t do.
So how’s it going?