POST #7 THE SPIRIT OF LAWLESSNESS
The Amoral Generation: One generation away from God changes a nation.
If just one generation totally set aside God’s law, which is what defines sin, then within that single generation people would become incapable of even recognizing error. They would become an amoral people, which would be a people without any morals or standards of right and wrong.
This one single generation of amoral people would descend into a deep pit of vice, violence and vandalism beyond our ability to imagine, let alone control. This is what is happening across the world now in our lifetime. The standard of God’s law has been dropped and man is doing what seems to be right in his own eyes.
Just this week I saw a man with a tee-shirt with a picture of a cross being thrown in a trash can. He carried a sign that read, If Jesus returns, we should kill Him again."
In the USA we have been graced with men and women for generations that held the government to recognize the Bible as the standard of morality and righteousness and that God is the only truth. But we have been a little over one generation removed from that now. A Bible generation is somewhere between 40 to 80 years. We are over 40 years removed from the lawlessness of the 1960’s in which our government redefined its standard for morality and righteousness. God and the Bible are no longer looked upon as the standard of morality but seen as a crutch upon the progression of our society.
God has given His commandments and laws to man to govern the way man lives. These laws are for the good of all and are meant to preserve the gift of life which God has given. When man obeys God's law there is liberty and freedom which allows us to enjoy the gift of life with others without fear. When we use freedom in order to disobey God’s laws then that freedom becomes our slavery and bondage and man has a right to fear his neighbor because human life is no longer valued.
Psalms 19:7 ESV The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
James 1:25 ESV But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
So we see that the laws of God are perfect and are given to bless man. When we break God's law we have committed sin and are acting in a way that will be detrimental to our own good and that of our neighbor and that of our nation.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSI Ministry, RSI School of Ministry, and RSI Publishing L.L.C..