And right about now, I really don’t know. What to expect, I mean. Because things have changed haven’t they? At 60+ years old, thinking I’m still 35 or less, I had some expectations about growing older. Some are close to what I expected, others are so far gone as to be funny or just sad.
When I look around our world today, I really want things to change again, but this time for the better, since in my eyes, it’s really, really bad out there.
Except… what do you expect?
When relativism is the rule of the day, and the concept of absolutes has been totally vacated by most of the sane men and women leaders in this country, what do you expect?
When “religious” ecumenism, in defiance of Scripture (2 Corinthians 6:14), seems to be all the rage, and the lines defining what it means to be a true Christ-follower are being blurred further and further everyday… what do you expect?
When jurisprudence in this nation has come to mean “guilty until proven innocent,” fueled by an angry mob mentality, which has “bought into” the relativistic, religious ecumenical ravings of the liberal mindset… what do you expect?
Do you really expect that we can keep going on the path we’ve set and survive?
Do you really believe that standing by and doing nothing to correct the maniacal ravings of corrupt politicians, false-teaching preachers, along with entitled professional athletes, actors and media moguls, will yield any other result besides destruction?
The sheer lunacy of it all boggles the mind, but… what do you expect?
Is there anyone out there who can really solve this problem?
Is there an answer that makes sense?
Is it available now?
Yes, yes, and yes.
The answer to relativism is the Authority of Scripture, and that the Bible has everything we need to live justly with other people, and rightly before God, and is is the ABSOLUTE TRUTH.
The answer to “religious” ecumenism is John 14:6, where Jesus says:
“I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
Again, based on the authority of Scripture, and its absolute truth, this becomes exclusively true and we must believe in it ABSOLUTELY.
The answer to jurisprudence based in truth is to understand that God alone is the ultimate judge. And again, from the words of authoritative Scripture comes this teaching in Hebrews 4:12-13
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
Except that we believe this fundamental principle is in fact ABSOLUTE TRUTH…
… what do you expect?