Posts Tagged ‘God’s Law’

God’s Law & Our American Life

May 15th, 2012 5 comments

Our president recently made a proclamation that “same-sex marriage” is really a good thing, something that should be enthusiastically embraced by all Americans. Unfortunately, his unprecedented edict flies in the face of the views of One who, to use the president’s own example, does have a “higher pay grade.” With His public endorsement of behavior which God has called abominable (Leviticus 18:22), our president has basically called God a “liar” and invoked his own personal views and political agenda as the foundation of American civil life. Is this a cause for alarm or shall we just give a collective yawn and get back to whatever it was we were doing?

The Scriptures boldly declare, “Let God be true but every man a liar” (Romans 3:4). When God speaks, He speaks the truth. And because truth, by definition, does not “evolve,” God’s views on reality never change. And since He is the Author of Reality, we must never think our own ideas, whether personal opinions or public policy proposals, are more noble or humane than His.

This is where our secular friends begin to sweat. Words like “theocracy” begin to pop into their brains. They accuse Christians of imposing their views upon everyone else. Of course, this is not true. Our system of government is built upon two biblical principles, the rule of law and a representative form of government, which work to ensure an orderly process filled with healthy public debate. So while coercion is not part of the process, let’s not forget that someone’s morality is behind every law that is passed. What we really need to be asking is whose morality leads to the best life.

Once again, God is not silent. Look at what He tells us Deuteronomy 5:33:

You shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.

As a nation, if we will obey God’s law, He promises two outcomes. He says we will…

1] Live Well

2] Live Long

God’s law is a precious gift to any nation that will embrace and follow His principles. His view of reality, because it is true and timeless, will always lead to both ppersonal blessing and national prosperity.

The Enormous Cost of Ignorance

September 14th, 2010 1 comment

The Bible tells us that God’s people are often destroyed because of their lack of knowledge. Specifically, He is referring to the casual disregard for His revealed law:

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also will reject you from being priest for Me;
Because you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children. (Hosea 4:6)

Notice the end of this verse. When one generation rejects God’s truth, the next generation picks up the bill.

Our nation is paying the price for an overt rejection of God in our public life. The First Amendment has suffered violence at the hands of godless judges. The phrase “separation of church and state” is currently used by those who are hostile to God and His Law to remove Christianity from any form of public expression. The public schools, in particular, have been the main target of this secular purge. The consequences have been deadly.

I’ll continue this discussion in my next blog.