Moral truth isn't subjective. It doesn't change with changing times and changing attitudes. There's a higher law. A permanent law. God's law, immutable and eternal, to which man's laws and individual/societal constraints should conform.
Often portrayed as ominous warnings — cold, harsh words from an all-powerful and vengeful God, the Ten Commandments are really messages of love — declarations of our Creator's love for us. As such, these Old Testament commandments cannot be consigned to the dumpster of antiquated moral prohibitions. They weren't only written to provide commands, rules, or boundaries for the children of Israel. They were clearly sage advice that any father or mother would abide by and instill in their son, daughter, or society around them. What loving parent would teach their child to steal, murder, commit adultery, worship idols over our loving God, etc..? Or at least not learn themselves or teach their children the life-altering consequences of willful disobedience of any of these basic tenants. Our loving heavenly Father gave us these commandments because he knows the trouble we can get into if we ignore them. They are guiding steps that can keep us from being bruised and broken by the deadly traps of a fallen world. Through them, God shows us how, rather than running into the same brick walls of life, clawing helplessly up the same impassable sandbanks, we can be led by God's guiding Hand and walk through life with confidence, fulfilling the purpose he designed for us.
Pete Buttigieg, who declared his Democrat party candidacy for President this past Sunday, is proudly gay and living happily with his husband. He insists that God made him the way he is, and he is living the life God intended for him.
As people who live in disobedience to God typically do, he defiantly taunted Vice President Mike Pence: “…The thing I wish the Mike Pence-es of the world would understand – if you have a problem with who I am, your quarrel is not with me. …Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”
Had Mike Pence said something to Pete Buttigieg, either directly or indirectly, that questioned whether Mayor Pete was bad or good? Righteous or a sinner? No. Buttigieg wasn't just making his comments for Mike Pence's benefit or consumption, he was defiantly challenging anyone to say he was wrong. It also goes without saying that, “a problem with who I am,” referred to his homosexuality.
Asked by CNBC's Joe Kernen if his position on marriage equality had evolved in the past two decades as public opinion has shifted, Pence said: “My family and I have a view of marriage that’s informed by our faith.”
“And we stand by that,” Pence continued. “But that doesn’t mean that we’re critical of anyone else who has a different point of view.”
Where is the direct attack by Pence in that interview?
But then, as we all know, those on the left aren't content with their toddler-like personal defiance of God's absolute moral authority. They consistently feel compelled to justify their decisions and behavior by attacking anyone and everyone who disagrees with their point of view – even God.
To assert that God made Pete Buttigieg, or any other person gay, and by inference, that homosexual life is, therefore, moral and good is antithetical to the very act of mankind's creation.
Genesis 5:2 – He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created.
Even if the entire human race desired or declared that God's absolute moral authority could be molded like play-doh to suit whatever dastardly deeds, devices, or feelings engendered by mankind – once cast under the light of the immutable and inescapable reality that moral truth isn't subjective – no matter how stubborn mankind's gift of free will happens to be, those desires and declarations would swiftly decompose.
This weekend the General Social Survey data revealed that Americans who profess to have “no religion,” is at 23.1% and that the numbers of those who profess no belief in God have grown by an astounding 266% since 1991.
No statistics from any survey, poll, religious belief system (or lack thereof) – and/or even if all of humanity combined in unison opposition to God – it still won't suddenly infer supernatural powers that can conjure on a whim a redefinition of history, God, or His immutable, absolute, and ultimate moral authority.
On that basis alone, Pete Buttigieg is wrong.
With this trend toward godlessness, Americans must once more be reminded of the wisdom of John Adams, one of our nation's founders:
Avarice, ambition, revenge and licentiousness would break the strongest cords of our Constitution, as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Why did John Adams say that? He was very clear in the preceding sentence, “because we (all of humanity) have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.”
Government is ill-equipped and ill-conceived to assert itself into social matters and services but even more so to ascribe any moral authority over its citizenry. Our Federal Republic is neither nanny nor moral authority since it is a government comprised and led by imperfect beings drawn more to power than the beneficial empowerment of individual responsibility and liberty.
Since the writer never had the privilege of speaking with John Adams or our other founding fathers, I can only put forth that “religion” in the way it was used and the sentiment it carried in various writings, while loosely tethered to their various protestant church affiliations, referred to acknowledgment of the provenance and divine authority of God almighty – over any religious practice or affiliation.
All of a person's ways seem right in his own opinion, but the LORD evaluates the motives. Proverbs 21:2
You are the ones who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is prized among men is detestable before God.
If you say, “Behold, we did not know about this,” will not He who weighs hearts consider it? Does not the One who guards your life know? Will He not repay a man according to his deeds?
Jesus never mentioned that people should practice a particular religion and maybe the reason for that is that pure faith in God, man's exposure to God's Holy Trinity, and the fact that Jesus was God in the flesh was enough. Add to that the historical fact that Jesus died on a cross, and was resurrected from death to life three days later – being Baptist, Methodist, Mormon, Catholic, etc.. seems more than a little trivial and inconsequential compared to the awe of God's amazing grace.
We each make a choice of how we will spend each day of our lives. Do we surrender to the will of our creator or spend all of our energies trying to mold and justify what we selfishly desire before a holy God?
Our creator wants his prodigal children to come home and he has proven it by walking thirty-three years in our shoes culminating with his arms outstretched on a cross. How sad would it be to one day look back at our stubbornness and sheer arrogance of purporting to know his ways better than He, better than written history, only to find that unlike temper tantrums or political stunts, all we had to do is listen to – and implicitly obey – our loving father.
Author: Jason Evans, TheUnitedFree.com