The Authority Respecting Moral Right and Wrong

Charles Pogue

In the worlds of politics and journalism, while the left and the right disagree on certain issues, they have one sadly serious thing in common; both set up the individual’s own inner being as the source for his position on whatever stand he takes. There is one basic difference in philosophy between the left and the right. The left seeks to dismiss debate and force their view on everyone, while the right recognizes the value of debate. That difference being recognized, still both sides are in error when they assert the right or wrong position originates within the individual. Both, for the most part, leave God and His Word out of the process of determining right from wrong.

We are seeing an increasing number of those who are identified by society as being conservative accepting homosexuality, transgenderism, and even abortion in some cases. More and more those on the right are leaving the argument of it being murder where this issue of abortion is concerned. Because they are doing so, the left is now ludicrously claiming the right to choose to kill one’s baby in the womb is morality while opposing abortion is immorality.

The cost to America for leaving the Bible out as the authority on moral issues will bring on the downfall of America, which some of us see as a thing which could happen in the not too distant future. God either is or He is not. If God is, the book He has inspired must be the sole authority on all religious doctrine as well as moral matters. If God does not exist, every individual, a majority of individuals, or a group or a single individual are the three possibilities for who determines what is right and wrong.

God does exist. The evidence found in the material universe, as well as the internal evidence within the pages of God’s Word, proves without any doubt whatsoever God does exist. This being said, the words of Jeremiah in Jeremiah 10:23 must be accepted by everyone in order for the right to win against the wrong. Jeremiah wrote the familiar words, “O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.” As it refers to nations or kingdoms, Solomon wrote the absolute fact, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).

The founding fathers of our nation, while not New Testament Christians, were for the most part men who respected God and viewed the Bible as the authority for matters of morality. There was a time when laws were determined accordingly. This nation held to that respect for the Bible for many years, but as happens with all people who allow themselves to be deceived by the wiles of the devil we began to drift away from God’s authority and right to rule in all things which involve the question of right and wrong.

While even some of the younger generations are old enough to see some of the present drift away from God over their few years, those who are sixty-years-old and older and who still honor the Bible as the inspired book of God are for the most part astounded at the condition of our nation.

The day is drawing closer all of the time when those who believe in the existence and authority of God, whether they are Christians as the New Testament describes as a Christian or not, may very well be physically persecuted and imprisoned for their beliefs. Because this is being evidently set forth among us, it is even more important than ever that we stand and contend earnestly for the faith (Jude 3).

The apostles counted it a worthy thing to suffer for the name of Christ when they were commanded to speak no more in the name of Christ (Acts 5:40,41). They did more than pay a mental attribution for the worthy suffering. Verse 42 of the passage reads, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” We must do the same for God, the Creator of all things exists, and He is the authority in all matters of right and wrong.

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