For the last few days I have proffered articles dealing with the primary cause of the decline of our nation, our homes and personal faith. The basic indictment may be laid at the feet of the modern “god” humanism. On the other hand it may more appropriately be laid at the doorstep of the lukewarm professor of religion.
The New York Supreme Court stated in People v. Ruggles, 1811:
“The people of this State, in common with the people of this country, profess the general doctrines of Christianity, as the rule of their faith and practice;”
Can you imagine the hue and cry were the SCOTUS to issue such a ruling in today’s diverse world?
Many, if not most professing Christians, are like the man who was being interviewed by a pollster who asked, “And Sir, what do you believe?” The man answered, “I believe exactly what my church believes.” And what is that? “Exactly what I believe.”
The active phrase in the Court’s ruling is simple and quoted by many fundamental believers, “The doctrines of Christianity, as the rule of their faith and practice.”
Another has well said, “We still profess the general doctrines of Christianity, but we do not practice them.”
Why must I close with a solemn Amen?
Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Copyright © 2012 Larry Lilly