Right. Wrong. Black. White. True. False. All of those words represent two opposites. At least they used to. Nowadays words seem to mean whatever you want them to mean regardless (notice I didn’t say “irregardless”) of what the Dictionary tells us. How do you define “marriage?”
When you mix black and white together you get gray. Gray is a shade that isn’t black or white. It’s just a mix that changes the appearance of what you see. The absolute of black and white are lost when you mix them together.
When absolutes are lost you are doomed to be lost wandering around in gray areas that don’t define reality as it is. For example, should a man and woman have sex with one another and they aren’t married, that used to be called “sin.” Today, it’s just “having fun”and it doesn’t really mean anything. Pornography was once thought of as exploiting women and degrading their worth but today it’s just another way to make money. To quote others, “Besides, what we called porn 20 years ago is on TV now so what does it matter? Times change so right and wrong has to change, too. Absolutes are a thing of the past.” Tell that to gravity.
We are being bombarded by our country’s leaders with this idea that gray is where to play because there are no absolutes in gray and you can do whatever you think is right. As a side note, they also know that as long as they are in power and encourage you to do whatever feels true to you, they make all the money. Yes, they will pay you $15 an hour as long as it makes them a hundred times that much. And when it comes time to pay the bill for trillions of debt, you should learn Mandarin now and be prepared for a new lifestyle. Our leaders? They will pay someone off and continue to live in their mansions. If you disagree and are someone who believes in absolutes, like Christians, Moslems and such, you are likely to be ostracized, put down, deemed mentally challenged or just sick.
I believe in absolutes. And, I believe, the rejection of absolutes is what is causing America to sink like a ship with a small hole below the waterline. It takes a while, but once the water comes above the deck, there’s no way to make a repair–the boat is going down. I’ve been in one that did that. We have the opportunity to patch the hole today and even tomorrow. But how long we have before the water floods over the deck and we go down–I don’t know. I would encourage everyone who may read this to buy a life jacket today.
I’ve read parts of the Quran, Buddhist teachings, Hindu teachings, Sikh teachings and all of them have some absolutes worth giving heed to. But the one Absolute that I have read a whole lot of times is the Bible and it’s the real deal. If you want to quit playing in the gray and find the correct way, ask Jesus to come into your life and read and absorb what He teaches in the New Testament. Those absolutes will give you life now and eternal life later on when you check out of earth time.
How do you patch a hole below the waterline? Not easily. Before the election that would see our political leaders being elected and booted out, Jackie and I prayed for God’s will to be done in our soon-coming future. Now that the future is here and the election is over, sort of, we still pray for God’s will to be done. It’s our hope that God will once again raise this nation up to be a blessing to all the others, to be a source of light. Today, that light is growing dimmer. The decline of Christianity in the U.S. is steady and frightening. When a nation turns its back on God…bad stuff happens. We can turn that around by praying, embracing the absolutes that Jesus taught and by sharing His light with others. Are you with us? I hope so.