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We continue the discussion about Law and Morality and the difference between the two. When slavery was legal, that was a law that was against God’s morals, but many Christians thought it was right because it was legal. It seems crazy now, but then it was normal because people were blinded and were deceived thinking that because it was legal it was moral, but it was not. Then you have abortion, Roe v Wade was passed, and now many people are deceived and think because it is legal in America to have an abortion that it is right. But it is against God’s morals! When we see laws like this, it should make us run to God. We, as the Church, need to stand up against things that are immoral and stand for what God says and bring light into the darkness. Ask God how to walk in America, as a civil Christian in a civil nation. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. set a great example of how to do this. Luke 10:2-3 tells us, “Jesus told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.” When we stand up for what is right it may not be easy, Jesus can be a wedge between people, but that separates us from those who are not following the Lord. The Beatitudes talk about how we are to be as believers. Matthew 5:3-10 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” As a Christian, we should be different than those living in the darkness. We should stand out. Our life should be light in this darkness and lead others to the Light, Jesus. Are we going to stand up as global citizens for the morals of God? It is time to look at those who stood for God in history and choose to follow their example and stand for what is right. We want to hear from you and what you think about Law and Morality. Also shared in this segment: Rights, Cotton, Europe, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Hitler, New York, Alabama, Baby, Success. Greg and John shared in this segment.
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