Thursday, September 18, 2008

Right and Wrong- The Origins

Origins: Your Answer Matters!
Hebrews 12:1
"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us…

'What makes something right or wrong? Are things that are sometimes wrong always wrong? Most writers and commentators, even most preachers today, have problems with the question of right and wrong. That seems amazing since only a generation or two ago few people had any problems at all with the issue of right and wrong. About the only act that seems to be universally accepted as wrong today is to claim that there is an absolute standard of morality!
'How did things change so fast? That's not hard to answer. When people accepted that they were made by a Creator, they accepted one important consequence of that fact - the Creator owns us lock, stock, and barrel, and therefore has every right to hold us accountable for our actions. Many people understood that God was determined to steer us from the wrong and urge us toward the right because the wrong hurts us while the right provides us with a sense of fulfilment. So, life cannot be full when the Creator is not included.
'When evolutionists convinced much of the population that this personal Creator was a myth, people began to reason that without a Creator, right and wrong were up for grabs - morality was not absolute. And that is just what the first architects of evolution said would happen if evolution was adopted!"

1 comment:

Christy said...

I just love your posts!! They are so thought provoking. This is such a hard issue for so many. I was at my friends house the other night and she has a neighbor friend who has little to no religious background and we were discussing politics etc and she made a statement "I really dont care what other people do with their lives. If it doesnt hurt me or others-then it is fine by me." When I heard her say that I had to chime in and disagree. I told her that there has to be a moral and ethical line that is drawn and just becuase it doesnt hurt someone does not mean it is ok and right. Some things are wrong and it seems like in the interest of "political correctness" and all this "tolerance" and "acceptance" we have lost what is right and wrong. There are moral definatives and lines that exist that use to be concrete and regularly accepted but now that line has been pushed so far that the line is so blurry it hardly exists. We live in a day of "anything goes" and that scares me. In california there is a bill on the govenors desk that will make a national day in honor of Harvey Milk the gay activist. Our kids will have to be taught about the great things Milk did. The line has just been pushed so far that we really do not have a community sense of right and wrong-- that really scares me.

Christy :)