“There is a way which seems right unto man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).

It is not uncommon for individuals to pretend to be neutral on important social issues of this generation. For example, more than one person has said, “I do not know enough about homosexuals, or transgenders, to comment.” Such a position of neutrality, rooted in ignorance, or moral cowardice, is reprehensible.

If a nation has trouble determining a particular measurement, it is because they have thrown away their measuring standard. And if a nation has trouble deciding what is right and what is wrong it is because they have thrown away their moral standard of measurement. In western culture, for more than 2000 years, the moral measuring rod has been the Bible. The Bible has given civilization the Ten Commandments, and the Golden Rule.

The Ten Commandments: Exodus 20:1-10, NKJV

 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.

“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments.

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

“You shall not murder.

“You shall not commit adultery.

“You shall not steal.

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

The Golden Rule: Matthew 7:12, ESV

“So, whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”

If Christians are to save themselves, and others, from the various internal self-destructive forces spreading in every facet of society, then a moral compass is needed. That compass is the Bible. In Holy Scripture, there is no ambiguity about what is right, and what is wrong. There is no moral uncertainty. With Divine permission Christians can, and must, sit in judgment on the issue of abortion, wokeness, the homosexual agenda, and the mutilation of children through radical medical procedures that block natural biological development. The Bible says to “judge righteous judgment” (John 7:24). Jesus has made His disciples rulers and priests on earth. “To Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen (Rev. 1:6).

In another generation, “The Seven Social Sins” were understood to be wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle” (From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, March 20, 1925).

To this list can be added the sacrifice of babies on the altar of abortion, without repentance, divorce without remorse, the worship of the creation more than the Creator, the totalitarianism of wokeness, and the willingness to lie about anything and everything. “It is discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit” (Noel Coward, Blithe Spirit).

Because all of this is true, the time for ignorance and neutrality must end. “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintained their neutrality” (Dante).

It is not enough that the proponents of homosexuality, transgenderism, wokeness, political correctness, and social chaos are sincere. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience” (C. S. Lewis).

Christianity offers individuals freedom from the tyranny of ungodly and unwise sincerity. However, to enjoy freedom from sin and death, and simple foolishness, the Word of God must be used. There is a need for the Moral Compass to be used which God has placed in the hearts of His people, according to promise. “But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people” (Jer. 31:33).

One Reply to “The Need for a Moral Compass”

  1. Common comment on my end “I am not going to judge it is not my job!” Surely cause for much division in families.

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