Judeo-Christian Culture: In Age of Moral Relativism, We can Trust God and Absolute Truth

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In Age of Moral Relativism, We can Trust God and Absolute Truth

Why can we trust God in this age of moral relativism? Because God keeps His word. The truth in the Word of God is absolute. Right and wrong are absolute, eternal. His truth does not hide from inquiry, is not swayed by popular opinion, does not cower before tyrants. ~C.A. Davidson

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“EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO HIS OWN OPINION, BUT NOT TO HIS OWN FACTS,” said Daniel Patrick Moynihan. We are living in an era where opinion reigns supreme—never mind the facts. If you don’t agree with the ruling opinion, even if that opinion is an outright lie; or if you speak one word that offends, you are persona non grata, enemy of society, etc., etc.

Truth is not found in moral relativism, which is based on opinions, but only in the absolute truth of God’s word. Because God keeps His promises, we can trust Him without reservation. Why can we trust God in this age of moral relativism? Because God keeps His word. The truth in the Word of God is absolute. Right and wrong are absolute, eternal. Moral truth is absolute, unchangeable, rock-solid from generation to generation, century to century, age to age, forever. His truth does not hide from inquiry, is not swayed by popular opinion, does not cower before tyrants.

Have you ever wondered why some people wholeheartedly defend false doctrines and evil practices, even though such have been proven to be blatant lies, or revealed to be utterly barbaric? How can they believe lies and be so dedicated to evil that it is like a religion for them? How can they be so blind to truth as to actually hate truth, and even to the point they seem to be in bondage to the father of all lies? Those who cast aside the shield of faith lose protection against the buffetings of the adversary.

Shieldresize            Someone said that there are many on the earth … who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, and who are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find it.

Jesus Christ warned that in our day there would be many false teachers, so convincing that they might deceive even the very elect, meaning us—we who have chosen to follow Christ. It’s obvious that truth is being covered up by many, and deceivers are everywhere. How can we avoid the traps of deception so rampant in our society today? How can we keep a clear vision through the murky mists of deceit that surround us?

In this age of moral relativism, truth seems elusive—where can we find it, and how will we know it when we do find it? Jesus told us, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

The Savior did not leave us to face these perilous times unprotected.

truth1          First, He taught us how to discern a false teacher. “Ye shall know them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:16) We cannot look to words or personality alone to determine truth. We must study history, and examine people’s choices and actions. Do they speak the truth and let the consequence follow, or do they engage in moral equivocation, in order to please whomever they are speaking to at the moment? Do they truly care about what’s right for our country, or do they just care about getting votes?

In coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost. [Holy Spirit] ~Russell M. Nelson

Even so, it is still hard to sift through all the rhetoric. There is one other defense that we have, that is the only key to our survival in these turbulent times. That key is the Holy Spirit. The Spirit will help us find the truth, and will free us from the bondage of sin. However, there is a condition. If we keep the commandments, the Spirit will abide with us. If we yield to sin, the Spirit will withdraw.

forgiveness4dove           This is why we see some defending evil so ardently. They have so seared their consciences that the Spirit has withdrawn, and they are left on their own.

We all sin and fall short, but if we do our best, mend our ways when necessary, and trust in the redeeming power of our Savior, then He has promised the Comforter to abide with us. This promise is stronger than death; and a power that our persecutors will never know.

 

We will not retreat, though our numbers may be few

When compared to the opposite host in view;

But an unseen power will aid me and you

In the glorious cause of truth. ~Evan Stephens

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If it is not possible for you to home school, try to teach your children Judeo-Christian values at home. The easiest way to do this is to tell stories and discuss principles at the family dinner table. I hope these dinner topics help you with this vital effort. Just don’t give up! Our precious children are worth fighting for!

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Christian News: Pledge of Allegiance, In God We Trust restored; Homeschooling Victory

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Pledge of Allegiance, In God We Trust restored; Homeschooling Victory

Parents’ pressure brings Pledge of Allegiance  back to school

November 2018 – Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School cut the Pledge of Allegiance from students’ daily routine. NCS president Lara Zelski claimed that abandoning the Pledge promoted “connectedness” among students.

However, the change was not a welcome one among parents in the community, and many voiced their concern to school officials, causing leadership to reevaluate the decision and eventually bring the Pledge back.

“It’s just fascinating,” culture analyst Janice Crouse observed, “to see how important it is – particularly for children – to have things that are routine rituals that they go through every day. And among these things is the Pledge of Allegiance.”

After the Pledge was taken out of the daily routine, parents spoke up and claimed the change was disrespectful to the nation and its history. Crouse agreed, also highlighting this as an example of how vociferous parents can exact change.

“I think parents can learn from this that they need to speak out, and they do need to know what’s going on so that they can speak out,” said Crouse, author of Children at Risk.

onenewsnow.com, 8/24/18

Alabama allows national motto, In God We Trust in schools

November 2018 – Alabama public schools now have the option to display the national motto in classrooms statewide. On July 1, Governor Kay Ivey (R) signed the legislation originally proposed by State Representative David Standridge (R-District 34).

Found on U.S. currency and posted in many government buildings, “In God We Trust” has been the national motto of the United States since 1956. This legislation did not make the display of the motto mandatory, but simply provides educators freedom to display the motto. (See AFA Journal, 10/18.)

Homeschooling victory: Homeschoolers get unlawful ‘rules’ overturned

November 2018 – New Mexico homeschoolers were surprised in July when they went online to the state’s Public Education Department to sign a required notice of intent to homeschool; they found an additional 11 “rules” to sign. Home School Legal Defense Association said the 11 new rules were not required by state law, and suggested that homeschoolers ignore them.

Families who followed that advice later had their notice of intent forms rejected. Homeschool families protested outside the Public Education Department in Santa Fe on August 15, and HSLDA sent a letter to PED.

“Because of our stance there and the attention it received, the Public Education Department relented and did begin [approving intent forms for] homeschool parents who had submitted notices,” said HSLDA attorney Thomas Schmidt.

State legislators are also taking up the issue with PED.

onenewsnow.com, 8/24/18

Indiana law restricts sex ed

November 2018 – As of July 1, Indiana Public Law 154 mandates that at least two written requests for parental consent must be issued before any type of human sexuality education takes place. Parents must give written permission for students to opt in to instruction. If no forms are returned, Indiana students should never be exposed to the school’s sex ed instruction.

Indiana PL 154 also gives parents the right to review curriculum content and request alternative academic instruction. Liberty Counsel, AFA of Indiana, and Indiana’s Advance America offer parents a downloadable non-consent form for PL 154 at advanceamerica.com.

The Republican National Committee passed a similar resolution during its summer meeting in Austin, Texas. The resolution supports parental rights to opt in to such instruction, rather than having to opt out.

lc.org, 7/17/17, 7/24/18; advanceamerica.com, 6/26/18;
truthinamericaneducation.com, 7/30/18

Town reverses church restriction

November 2018 – After renovating a rented property in Monroe, North Carolina, a church was prevented from occupying the space because of zoning restrictions. However, museums, libraries, and other nonprofits were allowed in the same area.

Alliance Defending Freedom filed suit on behalf of the church. In August, city officials voted to amend the zoning code to remove the restrictions.

ADF senior counsel Erik Stanley said, “The city has done the right thing … so that all religious congregations will benefit.”

adfmedia.org, 8/23/18