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What are things coming to?

Colin KingColin King
Elder, Green Pastures Christian Fellowship
How many of you have put your hands up in despair at the moral condition of our society and often say ”What are things coming to”.   It seems as if we as a nation have lost our moral compass. Yes, laws are made and pasted to try and patch things up which are out of control. Very often they do not help nor solve the problem.”WHY”?  Because the law makers (our Government) have no longer ethical or moral standards by which to base their judgements

 In times past the bible, Gods word was the instrument/compass by which many of our laws in this country were formed and framed. Now it has been thrown aside, considered out of date, irrelevant to this generation

Many people consider themselves to be good people, and live good and upright lives; you might be one of them? I ask by what standards do you judge yourself

You most likely say , as most people do, ”I don’t break the law”, “I give to charities”, “I help other people” you might even say “I go to church, might only be high days and holidays” “I am a Good person“

Let me show you a moral compass that says that you are not:
(1)   Have you ever lied, of course you have, if you say no, then you have lied just in saying that
(2)   Have you ever stolen anything, again you have

I could go on, but that shows that you are not as good as you might consider yourself
Jesus said that “there is no one good, no not one

Many people in our society are accepting laws and ways of living that are contrary to God’s laws and order. The bible calls that sinning,  Pro 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people

If you want to change things that are happening in this nation of ours, then you need to change yourselves, bring your life into line with God’s will.   After all, he made you and everything else

Rev Andrew Fielding (Guest) 21/10/2013 17:47
Jesus is not recorded as saying "none are good, no not one". However, he did say that he did not come to condemn the world, but to save it, which creates a more hopeful message for those who fear their own self improvement is limited.
(Guest) 22/10/2013 11:14
must agree. The quote appears to come from Romans 3 where Paul is speaking to the church in Rome. 3:9 says "no one is righteous" and 3:12 says " no one does good". However, excellent message, Colin, which we all need to heed
colin king (Guest) 23/10/2013 14:31
Andrew please read Mat 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. and Mar 10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. and Luk 18:19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
Andrew (Guest) 27/10/2013 00:33
The fact that Jesus includes himself amongst those who are not good would indicate he is using "good" in a different way to the Romans 3 phrases. "None are good, no not one" is different to "there is none good, but one". The first is from a human point of view. The second is God's view.I suppose this could be seen as splitting hairs, but Jesus' words leave open the possibility of transformation through a relationship with God which appears to take us beyond the two dimensional existence,oscillating between good and evil, towards life in its fullness. I hope many read your message- but perhaps the call to "change yourself" could leave some not grasping the possibilities of God's graceful strength abounding in their weakness. Thanks for the original message, it has certainly led me to reflect on the faith we share!