Is The Religious Right Wrong?
There is one God, the One who made the ground we stand upon and the air we breathe. He has created this world to operate within certain natural laws. The law of gravity is one example. Whatever goes up must come down.
Likewise God has outlined certain standards for human behavior. These standards are for our benefit, health and overall good. When we violate these laws, we fail.
We have violated them and one look around this violent, disease scarred world will tell you that we are failing.
While there is a definite wisdom to separate the church from state, which was a policy originally instigated to protect the church from government intrusion, there is absolutely no way that any government or society will continue to flourish without adherence to the invisible law that has been ordained to guide the inhabitants of this beleaguered planet.
If we have no regard for the sanctity of human life, it should come as no surprise that we are attacked by terrorists who hold the same belief.
If we choose to mock God by lifestyles that He tells us in His word are displeasing to Him, we can't expect Him to protect us.
The religious right is not wrong for reminding us that these laws exist and that is why their voices are there for us to hear.
We can’t ignore God and expect to succeed, for this world is designed to fail without Him; the testimony of this principle is declared daily in our newspapers.
A society without law erupts into chaos – a society without spiritual, moral law will do the same.
Whatever goes up must come down.
copyright 2009 by H.D. Shively
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