A tale is told of a man who told everyone he knew, “I believe there are no moral absolutes.” While many applauded his open-mindedness, one person picked up a gun and killed him. In court the murderer justified his crime saying, “While I agree that most of the time it is wrong to kill someone, I was tired of hearing that guy say, ‘There are no moral absolutes.’” The jury found the murderer innocent and he lived happily ever after.
Although the statement, “I believe there are nor moral absolutes” sounds “open-minded,” have you ever thought that when you speak against moral absolutes, you are arguing for absolute immorality? History has shown individuals and nations have a remarkable ability to justify the most hateful and heinous acts. Knowing our sinful shortcomings, the Lord gave us a set of commandments designed to curb our evil behavior. Over the centuries, humanity has taken a look at those laws and said, “Who does God think He is to tell me what to do?” The answer? “He’s God.” The same God Who gave us laws for our own good (and we often break those laws) is the same God Who sent His Son to save us from our sins and ourselves. That’s right. The same God Who gave you commandments for all time, gave you a Saviour for all time.
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“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace” (The Bible, Romans 8: 1-7).