So What Is Right?

We hear what is right for me, may not be right for you. So this means that there are no absolutes. Everything is fluid, everything is evolving. Today this may be true, and tomorrow it may be false. Can life really survive with this kind of mentality? How do we know when it is right, if right is always changing? This only brings confusion, and confusion brings chaos. Life must be stable for the good of everyone. If you plant any kind of seedling, and you keep moving it, it will never be able to take root, and eventually it will die. This is what is happening to our society today. We have gone over 250 years in this country knowing what is right and what is wrong, and now in the last few years, everything has been plucked up by the roots. There is a saying that goes like this, “If it isn’t broken then don’t fix it.” America is not perfect, but there is not one other country on this planet that is, or ever was. What makes America great is our freedoms. But even freedom has to have a foundation. The Constitution of the United States, that thousands of people have died to protect, has been the supreme law of the land. It begins by saying this, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” What is domestic tranquility? Well, tranquility means the state of being tranquil, which means free from disturbances or chaos. You can not have perfect union if there are no absolutes, if everyone thinks that they have the right to do anything they want. It’s like being in a row boat, if everyone paddles in a different direction you will only be going in circles, if that. To have a perfect union we must all be in agreement and to do that we have to have a standard for everyone. Our forefathers that so many people now say  they were evil men, wrote The Declaration of Independence, which begins by saying this, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” You see it says all men are created equal in the eyes of God. God is the absolute for He never changes. These forefathers knew that absolute truth was in God. They knew that these truths were self -evident, that they were inalienable rights,  that which could not be taken away.  We all have the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness. It’s up to us, not the government, but it is my freedom to pursue what makes me happy. If I want to be a farmer, then I can pursue that, but that does not mean that I may make it as a farmer, but I sure have the right to try. This country was founded on godly principles and many of our laws were made according to the Biblical principles of morality and ethics and a standard for all. But as people have turned away from God, so too, our laws have changed, creating this unbalance of calling good evil and evil good. We know longer have a patriotic view of our country and yet, we still have more freedoms than any other country. We now have people telling us what is right and what is good for us, and that only takes away from my freedom which allows me to be who I want to be. And yet, we must have that freedom according to a standard that has been tried and tested over time. Galatians 5:13-15 says this about our freedom. “It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. For everything we know about God’s Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself. That’s an act of true freedom. If you bite and ravage each other, watch out—in no time at all you will be annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then?” Today we are taught not to think, only follow, and that is not freedom. No, that is actually just the opposite. Parents are not wrong, they have lived out the years and they have learned from their mistakes, and they only want their children to not have to learn the hard way. Proverbs 4:1-4 speaks about a father who tells his children this, “Listen, my children, to a father’s instruction;  pay attention and gain understanding. I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.”  For I too was my father’s child, still tender, and cherished by my mother.  Then he taught me, and he said to me,  ‘Take hold of my words with all your heart;  keep my commands, and you will live.”’ Since the beginning of time parents have taught their children about life, and honor, and morality, not the government, not school teachers, but parents and even grandparents. Let’s not suddenly say that these people do not know what they are talking about, because they do. Unless a hunk of clay goes into the fire, it only remains a hunk of clay. But when it is put in the fire it comes out as a piece of pottery to be used by all. Your parents have been put through the fire of life, and they know what you need to make it in life. So now they are here for you, so that when you are put through your trials and tribulations, that fire of life, you will come out as a vessel of honor. There is a right way and a wrong way to life, and that  has been tested, and tried, and we have to trust in those who went before us. Can we improve? Yes, we are always improving , but those changes still have to stay in line with what we know to be right and what we know to be wrong, for a foundation has been laid, and it needs to stay in place if society is to remain stable, if we are to remain a free people. God does not change, nor does  our Constitution need to change, or our Declaration of Independence. If people need to cancel people or by ruining their lives in one way or another, then that says it all. Their way is wrong, and they have no regard for your freedom. Wrong never makes anything right.

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