In Romans 2 verse 28 we read that “a person is not a Jew who is one outwardly”, and then in verse 29, “a person is a Jew who is one inwardly”. I wish to replace the word “Jew” with the word “Christian”.
Are you a Christian in name only? What are your actions? What is your speech? A true Christian is one inwardly; it is a matter of the heart. Some say it is the brain that controls, but I say it is the heart controls your tongue and your actions.
The coarseness of today’s speech in our everyday conversations, in our music, and even in our advertising is sinful. Our speech impacts how we treat one another. Our speech is controlled by our hearts. Our hearts also control our writings. We all know of the filth that can be found, published within so many areas of our society these days. Those upset over some tragic event will in turn spew hate-filled writings all over the Internet. We have greatly moved in the wrong direction…some use the phrase “slippery slope”…my friends, we are way down that slope. I would ask you to step outside your present reality and look from above; as on a mountaintop, one can always see better from a higher vantage point. What do you see?
This idea of no Biblical absolutes and that no one can really know for sure what the Bible means or whether it is simply a manmade collection of ancient writings that has no bearing on modern society is actually a gross work of confusion by the master of confusion, Satan. This abyss will suck the soul out of those foolish to fall for it. This abyss grows bigger and deeper everyday. Take morality for instance, what is it based on? Is it an objective truth based on a religion? Which religion? How would we obtain good morality from a destructive religion? As a Christian, there is only one religion that will bring about true morality, but I can also have room for a Hindu and many others that can bring about good moral actions of its members. However, that is not enough. What if you don’t believe in God, what is your morality based on? Science? I suppose one might try to go there though I would not recommend it; after all, the atheist would say that morality based on science is better than nihilism. True, but is that all? Science has not proven so reliable. God’s creation is greater than any science! God created ex nihilo, so the every laws of science were created by God. The creation cannot be greater than the Creator.
This struggle of morality issue can play out in many ways. I like the way Walter E. Williams deals it as he wrote in December 8, 2010, in an article entitled “Moral or Immoral Government”:
“I am my private property and you are yours. If we accept the notion that people own themselves, then it’s easy to discover what forms of conduct are moral and immoral. Immoral acts are those that violate selfownership. Murder, rape, assault and slavery are immoral because those acts violate private property. So is theft, broadly defined as taking the rightful property of one person and giving it to another.”
Morality and how we take care of one another is a matter of the heart. It is a reflection of your growth and nourishment, and the fruit you bear. It used to be the church that took care of those around it as is instructed in the Bible. Though many give regardless of personal benefit, as of this writing, we have a government that wants to stop the charity-giving tax deduction, which will even more reduce the effectiveness of the church which of course is the goal of many. Many falsely believe that government can take care of the poor better than the church. This, of course, is impossible; the only way to help the poor is to get to know them personally. The poor have names and faces; they have dreams…they want what you want. They are not a number. The progressive government drive is to take from the job-creating rich and give to the poor (redistribution of wealth); President Obama admitted by his very words that this was his goal. This redistribution was once tried by our pilgrim fore-fathers and it failed. It has never worked throughout all recorded history. It is sinful because it destroys rather than builds up.
Most will never see the faces of the poor as they pass right by; after all, government is taking care of things. Jesus never talked this way! In the “Parable of the Good Samaritan”, the rich leaders of the day ignored the injured man beside the road, never seeing a face. It was only the despised man, a foreigner to the people in the land, who got his hands dirty, personally got involved, and paid directly from his pocket, who is the hero of the story.
The facts are that America’s welfare system, though helping a few, has basically destroyed the minority families in our country. Our situation will only grow worse the more God is ripped out of our talk, our schools, our public places, and our government. There is no such thing as a Constitutional separation of church and state; there is only an establishment clause, that government should not “establish a church”. Don’t buy the common thought that God should only be private; it is a satanic argument. Maybe by removing God, government is in fact establishing a satanic church. We are to give God the preeminence in our lives, in all things and in all places; our country was founded this way. The more we get away from this, the more we will decline. The more we decline, the more hateful people will become.