When wrong is right
Isaiah wrote of this day centuries ago when he said, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isa 5:20)
What a great description of where we are living today. It is becoming harder and harder to hold to a biblical worldview with every passing day. I’m not sure what woe means, but it sure does not sound good.
You may have noticed that many preachers are becoming softer and softer on the hot button issues as it is becoming more and more unpopular to take these positions. People don’t want to hear that pornography, divorce, homosexuality or premarital sex are sin. They are mentioned less and less from the pulpit as pastors, perhaps unwittingly, are attempting to avoid being branded a crazy hellfire and brimstone fundamentalist out of sync with his world.
An ominous warning from the Bible describes how right will become wrong and how wrong will become right, particularly in the closing days of human history. The moral absolutes in the Bible are slowly being tweaked by the shifting standards. When judgment begins at the house of God as the Bible states, it will be the compromises by the very Christian denominations claiming Christianity that will receive the most severe scrutiny for failing to follow absolute standards that are stated in the Bible.
Paul warned us about this day. All who desire to live godly will suffer persecution. Too often we don’t recognize persecution for what it is when it comes. Today persecution comes in the form of being told that we are wrong when we do right and right when do wrong. It can be very intimidating. More than ever we need to be holding fast to the standard of God’s word concerning right and wrong. If we are not careful we will be led down the garden path and convinced of all kinds of things that are not God’s will for us at all. It was Abraham Lincoln who said, “I am convinced the the Bible is God’s greatest gift to man, for without it we would not know right from wrong.”