Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Insane, Immoral or Incompetent?

The America I live in today is far different from the America I studied from historians and books in school. What is going on? We have politicians who are involved in scandals before taking office; Individuals consciously active in premeditated murder and friends and neighbors who only seem interested in saving the lives of people already born in an effort to ensure that no harm comes to them.

So many things are so wrong in every way that confusion will easily take over if we are not careful to guard against it. I have not be ashamed in previous posts to quote scripture and point out some important things from a worldview based on Scripture; nor will I start to be ashamed now. If there is one thing we need most in America today it is a return to humility before God, each confessing our rebellion toward Him and turning from them.

However, I have noticed from my limited time on this earth that we Americans who used to know so well what pleased God and what did not please God, now have almost forgotten; but what makes it worse, is that many of us do not care! We look at consequences not as a helping correction to guide us into a more respectable, simplified and brighter way of life, but rather as an inconvenience we must pay to continue in our own way, doing only what we want to do.

We do not care how it affects others; we do not care what expense others must pay for our pleasure. Let me say it another way: I would not care how it tares away at a young girl's conscience or soul so that I can enjoy the pleasure of a pornographic film. I would not care what it costs her in her life so that I can enjoy a little bit of temporary pleasure. I am not saying that I caused her to enter the pornographic market, but it is my choice to watch, rent or buy these videos.

What of the young men? In making these videos are they not being taught to believe some things about the girls or other men that are not true?

The issues all come down to this most simplistic root problem. I no longer know what is truth. I have stopped searching for truth (for whatever reason). I care only that my life is comfortable for me with some pleasure in-between responsibility.

We each ought to come back to discerning the truth. This is only possible when we give up our foolishness (to be in of watch a pornographic video); confess there is a God who rules over the earth, our lives (as a master or otherwise an enemy) who has established natural laws, moral laws as immediately consequential as the laws of physics.

More details in the post to follow on Wednesday August 1st.

"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Proverbs 14:12
" There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD." Proverbs 16:25
" Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he." Proverbs 21:30
"For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work." James 3:16