Friday, May 2, 2014

Woe to them that call evil good and good evil!





How many have heard of the slippery slope? If you’ve ever been on the crest of a hill and got too far on one-side or the other you know you could find yourself on the bottom of the hill.

For those who have been following the recent scandal between the Los Angles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the racist and adulterer that he is, you know that he made some very disturbing remarks about blacks. It seems as more information is coming out that he was set-up by his low-life mistress lover.

But for my article today that’s not my topic. I’d like to focus on the slippery slope that Mark Cuban referred to when he was asked for his thoughts of the league banning Sterling for life before game four of the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs , he said, "… I think you've got to be very, very careful when you start making blanket statements about what people say and think, as opposed to what they do. It's a very, very slippery slope.

Now for the slippery slope that Cuban referred to….Orlando Magic's Rich DeVos may be the next owner to be scrutinized for his stance that is considered biased and bigoted by some in this world? Mr. Devos is a supporter of traditional marriage, he has in the past supported political candidates who support marriage between and man and a woman.

Here’s what Cuban feared: Mike Bianchi, writing for the Orlando Sentinel says “there is also this difference between Sterling and DeVos: Sterling is a racist in a sport where the work force is 80 percent black. If 80 percent of NBA players were gay, DeVos would no doubt be the owner that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned from the league.

We know that those thirty NBA owners have to be thinking who will be the next among us to stumble and fall and slide down the slippery slope?

The bigger picture is the selective outrage by the elites in our society. It is these selective moral monsters who set the rules for culture of what should be attacked and what can be left alone.

What we are witnessing is a society that has no moorings. A society that is adrift on the sea of moral relativism. We are experiencing what a prophet from long ago describes when a society drifts away from moral absolutes, he shouted out, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20).

Robert Anton is the epitome of this ugly plague of moral relativism…listen to his summation of morality, ““Is," "is," "is"—the idiocy of the word haunts me. If it were abolished, human thought might begin to make sense. I don't know what anything "is"; I only know how it seems to me at this moment.”



Another old prophet described what a society looks like when absolute morality is a forgotten way to live one’s life…. The Prophet Samuel describes it like this, “… all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes (Judges 21:25).

There is only one solution to our cultures coming demise…it is for Americans to repent of their sins and turn to Jesus Christ the Messiah. Only in Him can America find healing and true peace and hope. It is not a moral transformation that is needed, no, that will be the result of lives that have been captures by the grace and mercy of the cross.

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on them John 3:36.

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