God’s Standards Never Change on the Whims of Society
By Angie Lewis
Convictions and beliefs make up the moral fiber of who a person
is. With certain beliefs and way-of-living a person will show
who he is through his principles. He will set certain standards
and live those standards with his family and those around him.
He will base his life and his family upon his accepted wisdom
and ideals. But from where do these standards and beliefs come
from? How far is someone willing to go to live their life?
Hearts of despair and heaviness are everywhere. The decay and rot of society around us exist because of the gradual transformation of family values running their own course outside of the "God established design". The simple Truth is, God's plan is the only one that works! It is the only design that brings Hope, Salvation, Love, Peace and Forgiveness. This life and everything people base their life upon is only temporary. Jesus Christ is for eternity.
Wavering hearts where beliefs derive themselves from uncertainty conform to what they see and hear. Societal pressures have overwhelmed the burdened soul into spiritual bankruptcy. Anytime we do something that we know to be wrong or that is against conscience we are in opposition of the will of God and in opposition of who we really are. Many Christians fight with the flesh daily and it usually wins out. The pressure to be a non-conformist is overwhelming. But that is what the Christian is to do.
The family unit that works together "under the umbrella of Jesus Christ keeps the rest of the population in check, though many others rebel to this established family pattern and think it to be old fashioned and tasteless, the strength of the true Christian family prevails over self-believing/thinking precedents. Meaning, traditional Christian families will not break apart from the ties they already have established with God to entertain certain standards of living and societal crazes.
God's outline for marriage does not change, EVER! For it "was" already established by Him for man and wife. And it "is" our Christian duty to cultivate the family garden with the care that God intended. That is to say, we cannot mold together ungodly beliefs into God's plans and then say it is of God. Nor can the Christian establish themselves into the ever-changing cultural fads and beliefs using the standards of God's precepts because quite frankly, that changes the spoken word of God, and is only conducive to the transformation of an immoral society. They use a different bible.
When parts of a society or culture implement their own design into God's design, the light dims and chaos transpires. Because of weakness, there are those who conform to the ways of these new changes. Weakness derives itself from lack of knowledge and unacceptability of Jesus Christ. Knowledge gives us the capabilities to understand and accept our Savior. Without that knowledge we can only lip serve and pretend.
Then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright; he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless.
Conforming to this new design that is not established by God, causes confusion and imbalance where many families today melt under the ill informed influence. Also, those who take out bits and pieces of God's precepts to fit into their own agenda and beliefs cause more confusion and chaos for those who are searching for Truth.
When the Christian veers from Truth with the majority, or does not follow his or her conscience because of lack of spirituality it does not justify in God's eyes any special leniency into eternal life. Nor does simply employing self-made ideas into God's design to make it "seem" as though it is part of God's plan. God’s Standards Never Change on the whims of society and they never will.
Scripture is very clear on the matters of family and marriage, people and life and how we are to conduct ourselves. The word explains the ethical standards of living for each; therefore, there is no excuse for believers to rebel against the Will of God for any reason.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of the world, but be transformed by the renewing of your MIND. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.