Friday, April 26, 2013

moral principles

Written by Matt Lange

Read Genesis 2 and Ephesians 6

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him. Genesis 2:18
In Genesis we can read about creation and how God made everything with a purpose, complete with a plan to follow. We can also read how God created man (Genesis 2:7) and woman (Genesis 2:21-22), given to each other as suitable partners. They had children and their children had children. A few hundred years went by as all these people went about doing what they wanted and God decided He was done with mankind... we had grieved God (Genesis 6:5-7).

All told as humans we have a knack for being stupid... excuse me... being idiots... no, that's not right either. Anyway it hasn't gotten any better and will get worse as time goes on. Many debates are taking place in our society today taking up time, energy and money. I try not to engage in most of these conversations for I wonder about their intelligence.

It amazes me that our “Christian" society continues to seriously consider so many distraction from truth. I have mentioned before that generally speaking I believe church has become not much more than a feel good Sunday morning. People attend church not expect to hear any truth but rather go to feel good about merely showing up.

Recently I listened to a conversation about Biblical principles. I used to say we need to look at God’s intention or His original design for something. Now I think more about our society as having moral distractions. I often think that because we rebel against God as creator, designer, leader, master and savior... we now are doing the same thing with morals.

At what point do we tell others about Biblical purpose when they don't understand moral principles?

We are reminded in Ephesians 6:10-17 that we are at war. I, we, need to understand that this IS a God vs. Satan world and we are the soldiers. Teach morals in our homes, schools, churches, cars, streets we live on... followed by biblical truths and principles. We grieve God because we don't understand morals He set through Scripture. Truths that get twisted or spun to fit our own desires and whims.

Ephesians 6:18-20 are our resource... pray for one another. Pray that when we open our mouths we will proclaim the Gospel fearlessly as we should. Let us not forget simple truths and morals based on biblical principles. It is not about women-rights, gay movements, gun control or mental illeness. It is about knowing who you are in Christ and why you are in Christ.... after all, when it hits the fan, nothing else will matter!

Just my opinion of course.

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