Christian Values vs Society


Christian Moral Values vs Social and Political Moral Values

As  elections are coming around in the United States again this year, I am  reminded that there is a great war against Christian Moral Values and  Christianity in general. I am not talking about things like smoking or  tattoos that a case could be made showing them against Scripture or  against man made rules that have no place in Scripture. I am talking  about things that are clearly against the Word of God.

First lets look at a couple of Christian moral values, how they compare to morality today and what Scripture says.

In  early America, General George Washington gave a command that the using  of God’s name in vain, was not to be done under his command. Going into  the 1960s, curse words could not be used on radio or television. Compare  that to today, the vilest of words are commonly heard on radio,  television, and by people we know. God’s name is used in cursing so much  today that many of us don’t even hear it anymore. We have been  desensitized. The third commandment from God stated ‘Thou  shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will  not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain’.

America  and the world could not believe the horror and brutality of Nazi  Germany. The acts of Hitler stunned the world. Yet today in America,  abortion goes on. The killing of innocent babies is ignored. Even those  that call themselves  Christian don’t care, and pastors don’t get involved, claiming abortion  is a politically sensitive issue. Scripture is clear that a baby in the  womb is human and killing one is murder. Exodus 20:13 ‘Thou shalt not murder’.

For  centuries traditional marriage (one man, one woman till death does  part) was the Biblically accepted standard for society. During the 1800s  divorces affected only about 3 percent of marriages, however today over  50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Prior to the 1970s  homosexuality was considered immoral and unnatural, however today  homosexuality is becoming normalized. According to the Bible, God’s plan  was for 1 man and 1 woman to form a family. Mark 10:6-8 "God 'made them male and female...  and the two will become one flesh." Jesus spoke about divorce. Matthew 19:8 ”Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way.” Both the Old and New Testament condemn homosexuality. Leviticus 18:22 “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” Romans 1:26-27 “For  their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to  nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and  were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless  acts with men...

All  of these issues have clear Bible reference and are clearly Christian  Moral issues, however our society calls them ‘Political Issues’.

The  god of this world has created diversions and told us lies. By calling  Biblical Issues,  Political Issues, many Christians have been silenced. Claiming  ‘Separation of Church and State’ was part of early America and even part  of the Constitution has added to the deception. However when you look  at the Constitution of the United States you find ‘Separation of Church  and State’ missing. Common references to Thomas Jefferson and his call  for separation of church and state are perverted. President Thomas  Jefferson gave approval to hold ‘Christian Church Services’ in the  capital, and as President ordered a military band to play at them.  Another deception is that Thomas Jefferson hated God, saying he rewrote  the Bible, taking words out he didn’t want. The truth of the ‘Jefferson  Bible’ is, Thomas Jefferson took all the words of Jesus and put them  into a book, to be used as an evangelistic tool. The real name for the  book is ‘The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth’. What he did, said,  and believed is not what we hear about  him today. History has been rewritten .

We  must stop accepting the lies of Satan. When God clearly says things are  wrong, they are wrong, they are evil. Saying that they are political  issues, is denying the truth of God’s Word, and literally siding with  the devil and his deceptive lies. Dietrich Bonhoeffer said it well -  “Silence in the face of evil, is itself evil: God will not hold us  guiltless. Not to speak, is to speak. Not to act, is to act.” When God’s  Word is clear about something being right or wrong, we need to support  that view in word and deed. That includes in the church and from the  pulpit. That includes what we do and say in our personal life. That even  includes how we vote and how we spend our money.

James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
Proverbs 14:34  Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
Romans 6:15  What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

In His service
Ron Stange


Written Ronald T Stange September 2016