There are some folks that believe that every individual should have the right to live as they chose regardless of any foundational moral code such as Christians have with their bibles. But who then …
There are some folks that believe that every individual should have the right to live as they chose regardless of any foundational moral code such as Christians have with their bibles. But who then gets to establish the parameters of right and wrong? Who sets the standards and who is the judge and jury? In Christianity, God sets the bar and not some arbitrary individual.
Proverbs 21:2 reads: A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.
In America, many of our founding fathers turned to the Holy Scriptures to help establish a moral framework with which to govern our nation. The words “Praise be to God” are found atop the Washington Monument.
On the Lincoln Memorial it reads: “that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth”.
Religious symbolism and expression are throughout the nation’s capital edifices. Every session of the US Supreme Court begins with the Courts Marshall declaring; God save the United States and this honorable court.
I’ve had the great pleasure of reading these very words chiseled into stone on monuments in Washington DC. They were not random thoughts, faddish proclamations or political stumping jargon. These were things spoken by profound leaders, about profound truths, that were considered worthy to be etched in the stone buildings in our nation’s capital.
I have some concerns about the rapid-fire verbiage of social media that has invaded our nation and caused people to sway with the wind regarding what is true and right for our country. It saddens me to know that some people are willing to segment our nation into two groups of oppressors and oppressed, because that is so far from God’s choice for us. He has made us equals and many of my predecessors gave their lives for the inalieble right to be equals. My forefathers fought for the freedoms of every man, woman and child regardless of skin color. My forefathers even shed blood to demand that God had made us all in His image and we are all one race.
These truths are found in the powerful and reliable moral code of God’s word. We Christians are held to this code and even though some in our nation are attempting to marginalize its truths we should hold to its values and its guidance regardless of the consequences.
God says in 2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Written by Pastor Paris Pasch of The Journey Church in Hastings