Saturday, December 31, 2016

Santa's Moral Judgments

"Santa says he's gonna find out who's naughty or nice.
I like the Easter Bunny better . . .

. . . He doesn't make any moral judgments."
That was the message that appeared on one particular Christmas card. Sadly, the sentiment of this card is the ditch that the majority of modern society has fallen into. Most, if not all, immorality is now acceptable, and woe to you who should dare to speak out against any immorality.

This Christmas card illustrates the ignorance of modern society, as well as the poor means with which society is attempting to raise its children these days. There is absolutely nothing wrong with judging another person, or judging them morally. The ignorance of those who think there is, is demonstrated by the fact they have no clue what the English word "judge" actually means. It has multiple definitions. If we judge by discernment, it is perfectly fine and perfectly acceptable. Right and wrong still exist, regardless of how the world attempts to blur the line between the two. If we judge by condemnation, this is wrong. Every sinner already stands condemned, both by their rejection of Christ Jesus and in His sight because of their sin and unwillingness to repent. When He returns to judge the world, their condemnation will become evident and they will spend eternity in Hell separated from God, which is their just and acceptable punishment for sinning against a thrice holy God. Because they are already condemned, we do not need to condemn them further. However, we do need to be discerning and expose their darkness.
"Tell me what the world is saying today, and I'll tell you what the church will be saying in seven years from now." —Francis Schaeffer
Like we read in the Book of Acts and the rest of the New Testament, and church history, the church is supposed to be turning the world upside down. However, a good thorough look across North America will reveal a "church" that is being turned upside down by the world and absorbed by the world. When the church is accepting, propagating, and encouraging the immoral "values" of the world, there is something wrong. The church is not becoming "enlightened"; it is becoming darkened! It has spit in the face of God, is rejecting His holy Word, and conforming itself to the immorality of the world. And worldlings* looking at these changes taking place think the church is changing for the better?!? When the church is siding with the world and being absorbed by the world, it is not a good thing. It is a change for the worse and reveals just how great a number of professing "Christians" are actually false converts. As persecution starts to come upon North American churches, the true believers will be revealed as they refuse to bow down to the world's golden idol and are imprisoned or lose their lives for taking a stand against immorality and sin.
"You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God." James 4:4

"Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." 1 John 2:15

*worldling: 1.) a person absorbed by the concerns, interests, and pleasures of this present world. 2.) an inhabitant of the Earth.