Are there no longer any morals? The Old Testament speaks of a time when “everyone did what was right in his own eyes”

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The Apostle Paul wrote in I Timothy 4: 1-2:
“Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith.”

Are there no longer any moral absolutes?

Jan 5, 2021

 Are there no longer any moral absolutes? From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It seems that the world has blurred the lines between right and wrong. Everything is relative and there are no longer absolutes. The more educated we get, the more new sins that emerge. People have grown indifferent or rebellious. Is this just my imagination? Is there a way to start over? — N.S.

A: As sin has progressed and gained momentum, mankind seems to have lost his ability to be shocked. Behavior that was once considered abominable is now acceptable. Isaiah the prophet wrote: “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil” (Isaiah 5:20).

One thing is certain, however. There are many new sinners today, but there aren’t any new sins, just the old ones clothed in different rags. The Old Testament speaks of a time when “everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 17:6).

It doesn’t have to be this way. Where we start determines where we end. Each new year brings hope and a new opportunity for change. We can reset our starting line. Take the compass, for instance. If the compass is not accurate, the traveler will lose his way. If the sun and the stars were not ordered in their stations, no mariner could depend on them to find his way through the oceans of the world. If there are no absolutes, no fixed reference points, there can be no certainty.

This is why God’s Word is Good News, because the absolute truth is that Jesus came and died on the cross and rose from the dead, to save us from sin. We can be reconciled to God and put back in a right relationship with Him by accepting His provision for sin, His Son, Christ the Lord. There is hope, there is certainty, and there is a reference point and it all begins with God.

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(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

©2020 Billy Graham Literary Trust. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

(c)2021 BILLY GRAHAM DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.

This picture of the Last Supper was given to me by my Mom, Ruth. It was given to her and Dad in 1952 as a wedding present! I am thankful for the Christian heritage in my family Amen! Mom gave it to me after my Dad, Wally passed away into heaven in 1993. Mom passed into the arms of Jesus in 1995.
 I have to tell you that I just watched a movie that has inspired me to no end!!! ‘Overcomer’ is another awesome move produced by the Kendrick Brothers for such a times as this. With the pandemic we all have yo overcome much. The Lord is teaching much through this time. A couple of verses come came to me as I watched ‘Overcomer’: 1 John 5:5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. and 2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

 

We must be overcomers and not get sucked in by the political Kool-Aid of our time being served  by the Republicans and Democrats. Have faith in God, seek God. God is being left out by many, many Americans in everything. America must REPENT!!!! God is not a God of chaos this is caused by Satan. I have never been so embarrassed by elected officials and all their hate and lies.

The Scriptures call the mind of the natural man “blinded” 2 Cor. 4:4, “depraved” Romans 1:28, “corrupt” 1 Tim. 6:5, and “unspiritual” Col. 2:18. The natural mind thinks from a humanistic, sin-debased viewpoint. The viewpoint of the flesh directs its thoughts. The sinful mind is under the control of Satan.

I will stand with God until He calls me home. I pray constantly, I pray that my emotions never overtake me and I speak or write what God does not want me to. I fought through this morning to get rid of my emotions on all this and write what God wanted me to write. What is going on in D.C. is hurting our children very much to see such bad examples of leadership. Children are hurting enough with the pandemic and to see chaos from leaders is just plain awful. So many Americans, more than 50% do not go to Church because of the crazy behavior they see from people who call themselves Christians.

Do not be foolish and think 2021 is going to be any better than 2020, it will only get darker unless America repents and returns to God. Stand with God not politics, stand in the gap for GOD! We will here at FGGAM!

Dan Ham: When Jesus said to love your enemies and bless those who curse you and do good to those who hate you and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, what kind of person or political group or politician did he exempt?

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another:
just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
 
By this all people will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.
John 13:34-35

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It gets darker and darker over Washington D.C. It stinks to high heaven. This is not of God. God is not in that darkness. Just think what our children are growing up with, elected officials that spew hate. It is about time that Americans stop drinking the political kool-aid and have communion with Jesus. I am an Independent because I have no faith in both parties, they both have caused so many horrible problems in America. They spew hate and lies about each other. So many broken promises to the American people. What we are now seeing is what I said weeks ago, the split of the Republican Party. The GOP in New Mexico is already lost, no traction, lack of quality leadership and candidates. President Trump will either lead the GOP or he will form a third party. President Trump could also start his own TV  news network. The Democrat’s are very divided also. I have no faith in any of them. My faith lies in God Almighty.

God has been kicked out of Washington D.C. that is why we are seeing such chaos. Americans feel good when they say, “God Bless America.” Why should He? We should say, America, Bless God!

I am tougher on the Republicans because they are anti-abortion and so am I. I feel their behavior is destroying their effectiveness for passing further pro-life legislation. I always vet the candidates with the Word of God.

YOU WANT TRUE HEROES???????

I have many people people that I am praying for, My wife Sharon and daughter Gretchen. Sharon is an RN and Gretchen is a Respiratory Therapist. It hurts me to no end when I hear people speak down down to how bad this situation is. So many talk through their hat, old expression. These people that talk about false number of deaths and illnesses should have to work in a COVID ER! They speak with no experience or visual of what our Doctors and nurses face everyday. If you are one of them I would pray that you would stop it, out of respect for all first responders and those that are sick and those that have lost loved ones to COVID!  You are being foolish. You have made sickness and death a political issues. You are hurting them with your words. I am doing a double funeral this week. I also know the pain of these families, I know the deep grief many suffer when they cannot be with their loved one dying in the hospital or can not come to the funeral because of a cap on attendees. This pandemic has divided American instead of uniting us in the love, care and compassion that JESUS commands of us!!!! The pandemic has become a political issue like everything else in America and it is destroying us!  I know the pain of the lockdowns, I don’t agree with all the health orders, but I will not bend on my defense of the first responders in what they are dealing with while you sit at home.

Kathy Thibodaux has been helping people deal with the grief of losing a loved one to COVID-19. Thank you Kathy for all you do!!! I am thankful we are friends!!! God bless you and we continue to pray for you hubby! Thank you Dear Sister for your service!

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45

Chaplain helping people cope with loss during pandemic

EVERY LIFE MATTERS!!!!!!!!! EVERY FIRST RESPONDER MATTERS!!!!!!

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