It is hard to go a day without reading in the media about the “resistance” war in the United States. What are the resisting? One segment of of society is opposing the apparent lack of morality on the other side. Which side is right? Is anyone right?
Without objective moral values and duties, there is no way to judge or measure who is right and who is wrong.
Just today in the news, a teenager and his friends were in a restaurant, and one of them was wearing a President Trump ball cap. A 30 year old man came up to them, took the hat off the teen and threw a full drink in the kid’s faces, then cursed them out.
Many people have come out in support of this person and transferring blaming to the teenager because he was wearing a hat in support of the leader of his country.
This man and many others, believe he was justified in assaulting these teenagers and stealing the hat. There has even been a “Go Fund Me” campaign launched in his honor. This is much bigger than some kid getting cola thrown in his face. Its about the new moral minority who believe they have the right to trample on others rights. I can only wonder what the reaction would have been if the situation was reversed 8 years ago, and some kid had cola thrown in his face, cursed out and had his hat stolen by an adult because he was wearing an Obama hat?
Many people, including celebrities have encouraged violence against the President, his administration, and his supporters, and it comes with the consent of a large segment of the media. Who are these people demanding tolerance, equality, and justice for all?
The Enemy of My Enemy
In the report below, there are 447 instances of the media not only condoning violence on people who hold different views than others, they also are characterizing them (1/2 the US population) as racist, homophobic, xenophobic Nazi’s.
It is open season on Trump supporters, and the media is only fomenting, encouraging, excusing… [“Rap Sheet: ***447*** Acts of Media-Approved Violence and Harassment Against Trump Supporters”; John Nolte, July 5, 2018, Breitbart News]
It is disturbing how many people believe they are justified to harass or harm people and property of those who don’t hold their values. Violence, intolerance, and abuse is claimed to be just among those who disapprove of the election results.
Believing Without Reason
There seems to be little sanity left as young people decry everything without researching anything. An article on Breitbart News covered students interviewed about Trumps new pic for SCOTUS. The young people were crying racism and said they should be wearing white hoods and burning crosses. Many US students have just stopped thinking for themselves and believing what ever they read on facebook and twitter. Article after Article comes out covering students railing against things they have no knowledge of, and have no idea why they are against them.
It was just a few years ago when Obama was separating illegal’s families at the border and nothing was said. Today things are different. When a picture of children in cages went viral, Trump was quickly condemned by many in the media. The problem is the picture was from 2014, towards the end of Obama’s Presidency.
Our Corrupt Nature
Was this policy moral four years ago and now for some reason is not? Or is it just convenient to oppose it now? I am not convinced that if Hillary became president, and continued Obama’s moral values in office, this and may other issues wouldn’t be in the news today. Human nature is corrupt and that is why we cannot rely on our own moral compass because it is influenced by so many factors like greed, arrogance and pride.
God holds each of us accountable according to his immovable moral commands. God is love, and He is just and he doesn’t change. Moral values and duties come from who God is not from what he says, and he has written those values into everyone’s DNA.
Romans 2:14-16; Even Gentiles [non believers], who do not have God’s written commands, show that they know his commands when they instinctively obey it, even without having heard it. They demonstrate that God’s law is written in their hearts, for their own conscience and thoughts either accuse them or tell them they are doing right. And this is the message I proclaim—that the day is coming when God, through Christ Jesus, will judge everyone’s secret life.
The corruption of our human nature as been demonstrated time and time again through out history. From the religious leaders who killed Jesus, and the religious wars of the of Europe in the 16th century, to the atheistic and communist regimes who murdered tens of millions in the 20th century. When a people forget God, or worse push him out of the way, society suffers.
The Foolishness of Abandoning God
America is a great country, rooted in godly values and duties towards each other, but when a country’s people no longer values God, individuals will take his place. When each person determines his or her own subjective morality is better than someone else’s, anarchy, then tyranny will eventually take over.
Are the “Resistance” movement activists justified in their actions? Are they on the side of truth and what is right when they accuse half a country of being homophobic, xenophobic Nazi authoritarians? Or are they just bulling people into accepting their personal agenda? By what and who’s standards are these moral determinations being made?
When you are day dreaming in your car stopped at a light and you perceive movement, what do you do? You press the brake and look at the car beside you but how can you be sure if it is you or him moving? You look for a fixed point of reference, something immovable to gauge your position. That is what God gives us with his immovable objective moral values that are rooted in His own character. Without it, each one of us will lord our moral values ever our neighbors as society changes, and without God, that change is not for the better as many claim.
What makes people think they can get along better without God. He created us, and he holds the universe together by his power. There is no way to get away from him and even those who blaspheme him, receive his mercy every day. The arrogance is staggering.
Romans 1:28-32, 2:1
Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy. They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.
You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things.
Job 38 – 40
Then the Lord answered… “Who is this who darkens counsel with words without knowledge?
…Get ready for a difficult task like a man; I will question you and you will inform me!… “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you possess understanding!
…Who set its measurements – if you know… Have you gone to the springs that fill the sea, or walked about in the recesses of the deep? Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of deepest darkness? Have you considered the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know it all!
…Can you lead out the constellations in their seasons, or guide the Bear with its cubs? Do you know the laws of the heavens, or can you set up their rule over the earth?
Then the Lord answered… [arrogance]
“Get ready for a difficult task like a man. I will question you and you will inform me! Would you indeed annul my justice? Would you declare me guilty so that you might be right?
Do you have an arm as powerful as God’s, and can you thunder with a voice like his? Adorn yourself, then, with majesty and excellency, and clothe yourself with glory and honor! Scatter abroad the abundance of your anger.
Look at every proud man and bring him low; Look at every proud man and abase him; crush the wicked on the spot! Hide them in the dust together, imprison them in the grave.
Then I myself will acknowledge to you that your own right hand can save you.
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