Who is right and who is wrong? How does one decide? Who makes the rules? Ahhh….that is the bottom line question and until the answer to this is determined, there will be no ability to live peacefully.
Jeremiah the prophet wrote:
They have also healed the hurt of My people slightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ when there is no peace.
In the U.S.A. for almost a century, actually around the world, there have been countless peace movements, but peace is less of a reality today than it was fifty years ago. So, who has authority to establish a system of law and order and who knows what is best for man-kind?
Only when we acknowledge an Authority and that Authority is able to establish laws and commandments will there be peace. That day is coming, but before it comes there will be lawlessness such as we have never seen before and will not be seen again. In Matthew 24:12, Jesus spoke of a time when “lawlessness will abound and the love of many will grow cold.” Without a standard we will all flounder in a sea of unknowns. The standard isn’t because God is against some men and for others. It is because we must have a standard or we all drown in chaos and trouble.
So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him. Isaiah 59:19
Those who attempt to raise this standard most continue to stand. Why does the enemy fight against the God of the Bible? Because here we find the standard. Satan isn’t concerned with Hinduism, Buddism, or any of the other isms. It is the God of the Bible who raises a standard. We have a choice. We may accept His standards and submit to His authority or not. But we cannot escape the consequences of our choices.
The Bible teaches of a time when everyone did what was right in their own eyes.
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. Judges 17:6
In today’s world, those who attempt to live according to a standard may have a difficult time, but we should not be discouraged. Living life by God’s standard is much better than each person attempting to live by what he or she has determined is “right in their own eyes.” It is, in fact, the only thing that keeps society from crumbling.
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