“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” (Romans 1:20)
The moral construct of mankind is made in the image of God, man knows without being taught what is right and what is wrong, classwork in this regard is unnecessary. Those who have been born-again have the Holy Spirit within them, this does not negate that morality, but enlightens it, for we begin to be concerned with what the Almighty thinks of us, our responses both in our public and private lives are based upon the Word of God, not only in what He requires of us, but in His desire to see us transformed into the image of His Son.
“Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” (1st Peter 1:16)
The world, at least a portion of it, says that the Ten Commandments is the path to holiness, others believe that being polite is the proper way to please God, good people go to heaven they say, bad people go to hell. Works, human deeds are the normal path that mankind has chosen in nearly every religious institution, even many who sit in the pews of Evangelical churches will tell you that there is a law, a moral construct that must be adhered to or the Almighty will be displeased, and their conscience is seared if they do not mandate these laws in their lives.
Good people do good things for people, bad people do not, that is how many think.
If you have been blessed with Spiritual discernment you can easily see where this has led many, down the path of enablement, of politeness, of never judging, of inclusivity. Moral laws imposed by mankind can be modified as so desired, the point is to attempt to make everyone feel welcomed.
“If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:” (2nd John 1:10)
We are not even to let certain people into our house, we are not to associate with darkness, but the modified morality of many who call themselves Christians will not adhere to the truths of the Scriptures, for it does not make them feel Christlike. Love everyone, all the time, allow them to live their lives, for who are you to judge?
Do you realize that if you do not judge yourself in these matters that you will be judged by them? “For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.” (1st Cor. 11:31)
It is, in one sense in the mind of some, a sin for some who profess to know the Lord Jesus Christ to call out sin in a person’s life, to reprove, rebuke and correct. And it is one of the most devious traps that Satan has ever placed. If there is no such thing as evil, then there is no sin, terrible actions are seen as the result of a bad upbringing, of a poor lost soul that just needs guidance, of one who has simply been misunderstood.
“Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.” (Eccl. 8:11)
The invisible things of God are just as clearly seen today as they have been throughout all the days of man on this planet, it is Spiritual discernment in those who have been born-again that is lacking, it is the fear of personal repercussions if they speak up, if they reveal sin as what it is, an offence against the Most High God.
It is fear, fear that no one who has been crucified with Christ is supposed to have that holds back those reproofs.
There are those coming after us that will not love their lives to the death, they will stand, and they will pay with their lives. Today, far too many are afraid of embarrassment, they fear the wicked, they fear to stand in the face of evil.
“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” (Matt. 16:25)
What is frightening my friends is not the path this world is heading to, what is frightening are those who say they serve the Lord, yet will not stand for Him.