01 May, 2006

The Declining State of Morality

I came across an interesting chart the other day:

God's morals, provided through His commandments and teachings, the very things He requires His believers to follow, remain unchanged since the beginning of time.

The morals of the world have been in a freefall ever since man was created. The product of freewill and a resounding refusal to follow a supreme authority.

Christians morals are caught somewhere between God and man but are inevitably giving way to the pull of the world.

The decline in the morals of believers is evident from the unBiblical practices embraced by mainstream Christianity in an attempt to side with the majority: Woman ministers, acceptance of homosexuality, the discarding of baptism and head coverings, the loss of cohesive unity within churches, involvement in politcs, the promotion of feel-good messages instead of the diligent study of Scripture, etc. etc. In an attempt to appease the fickle and judgmental masses, churches have allowed the push of the world to dictate doctrine. As a result of relaxed standards, Christians everywhere are losing touch with God's requirements and instead are looking for acceptance in a world that doesn't accept God's supreme authority.

Religions who maintain a strict adherence to God's precepts without wavering are labelled "conservative" and "out of date", the equivalent to being left in the dust by people who are "with it". Christianity should be viewed as an island in the middle of ocean, standing up to criticism, holding fast the things taught by God regardless of the consequences. Instead its become a house of sand, molded and shaped by the very waves it once strove so hard to withstand. It's a sad state of affairs but one that isn't without hope if we follow the example of Peter and the apostles:
Act 5:28-29 "Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men."

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