For years I lived on the phrase, “Well, everybody’s doing it” and thus assuaged the pain of a guilty conscience. Then, when Christ came to me, this old standby no longer worked. I learned during that initial incubation period that no matter how many or who, there is an iron clad measure concerning right vs wrong and this measure of conduct is God’s Word. The perfect example is that set by Christ.
In our time the divine measure is rapidly being discarded on every hand and issue imaginable.
Leo Tolstoy stated it this way:
“Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.”
If the majority decided that gravity is no longer in force, it would not be wise to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge to test the vote.
For the bulk of my life I have enjoyed the benefit of living in a nation officially paying homage to God; which is no longer the case. I do not find despair a part of my world view. I find no New Testament mandate to build a Christian nation, nor any other kind for that matter. Under the crushing yoke of the most brutal empire in history, Rome, individual surrender to Christ made a tremendous impact on the pagan world. Joshua’s famous line must be my personal code of conduct at all times:
“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Copyright © 2012 Larry Lilly
Today a pastor picked up several copies of Outrageous Forgiveness In 30 Days for his Sunday School Class to study. You might want to do the same. Outrageous is also being used in several prison settings. God bless.