Moral Clarity in an Age of Relativism

Judges 21:25
In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

Situational ethics has been around much longer than today’s “new age” religion. The problem with this kind of thinking is this: not everyone can be right! Someone must be wrong! Our generation has been flooded by the deceptive teachings of this kind of philosophy. To say, for instance, that it would be ok for one person to steal, while it would not be ok for someone else, depending upon the situation, is far from intelligent! The truth is, this line of logic was only designed so that those who benefit most are mainly those who seek to avoid consequences for their sinful behavior. Beware, however, for the Bible teaches in Gal 6:7, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” You may think that your decisions were justified, and therefore warrant no consequences, but regardless of whether or not you “do the time” for your crime, you will pay for them none-the-less! Reaping and sowing is a natural law. For every action, there is a reaction. There may be some consequences you feel you have danced around, but rest assured, your day is coming! Even if we never pay for our sins on this side of eternity, there is a God in Heaven who is judge over all, and every one of us shall give account of himself to Him (see Romans 14:12)! We must get back to the standard: the Word of God! When we do, we restore the moral backbone of mankind. To think for a moment that we do not need God or His Word is detrimental, not only to ourselves, but to everyone around us! Remember, there’s nothing wrong with doing right! In a world where right is wrong and wrong is right, and where every man is doing that which is right in his own eyes, there is total chaos and confusion. This leads to a moral decay and decline that undermines God’s design and plan for us. God does not give us rules and regulations just to make us miserable; He does so that we may maximize our potential and live life to its fullest! His plans are to help us, not to harm us; to enable, not to disable; to raise up, not to cast down. The only way to receive these kinds of benefits from God our Creator is to live by His rules!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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