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September 1

Arrows of the Almighty

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Morality Today

Though Americans remain a morally serious people, at least in our quickness to condemn each other as "Hitlers" for various misdeeds, we are clearly not concerned with moral consistency. For some time we demanded churches close to stop the spread of COVID, but not Walmarts, bars, or casinos. We protest police violence with acts of violence. We celebrate Hugh Hefner as some great liberator of women, and, weeks after his death, condemn Harvey Weinstein. We say "character counts" when it's their guy in office, but not when it's our guy. Porn is open on the net.
     In 1964, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said that though he could not give a precise definition of pornography, "I know it when I see it." We are not most free when we do whatever we want; we are free only when we are what God created us to be. A view of freedom that denies accountability or consequences will only, and always, enslave us to our own passions. As St. Paul wrote in Romans 6:16, "Do you not know that if you yield yourselves to any one as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?"
     From the very beginning, like the #MeToo movement the Sexual Revolution promised the wrong kind of freedom. What it delivered instead, reimagining not only sexual morality but who we fundamentally are as human beings, was slavery. Women and children especially are disproportionately victims of these bad, even evil ideas. It's all over our evening news! Wake Up Christians and may we reexamine ourselves!

 

 


 

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