Throughout the western world, the pendulum swings from “legislating morality” to “legalizing sin”. With each passing day, more and more laws are put into place at all levels of government that under the guise of “human rights” or “progressivism” seek to legalize the very things previous generations worked diligently to discourage through making them illegal.
Laws have been put into place overturning actions that had been forbidden since the Law of Moses. New laws promote individual freedom to do whatever a person wants to do and thereby freeing them from any guilt that their actions may be wrong.
I hate legalism, whether through instituting laws forbidding sinful behavior or laws promoting such behavior. If the Word of God were simply allowed to be the standard for justice, there would be no need to develop a better standard that is more “fair” or “equitable”. God has certainly made it clear in His Word that certain things are NOT permitted and are allowable.
What is justice? Simply put, justice is the legal system which applies and upholds the law. Once the law is instituted, justice makes sure the application of that law is fair and reasonable. Judges determine how the law is applied to particular situation. Because of this, these judges are called “justices”.
In today’s culture, justice has morphed into meaning “fairness”. As more and more laws are passed promoting the rights of individuals to do as they please under the name of being fair, the ability to hold a society accountable diminishes. When fairness is the standard instead of righteousness, the entire judicial system becomes warped and a tool for promoting that which is wrong instead of what is right.
It is truly astounding to me how justice has gone from being based on and protecting that which is just to promoting and protecting “fairness”. The more this change takes place, the faster society falls into a state of unbridled lust, greed and freedom to do whatever each person in that society wants to do.
In everything from religion to education and business, the “fairness doctrine” has infiltrated society and filled it with a warped belief of what is right. Instead of righteousness being based upon the truth of God’s Word, it is built upon the unsound and insane beliefs of people who want what they want and not what is best or right.
It is truly a lesson in irony how governments put tons of new regulations in place placing businesses and groups in a strait jacket of legalism while at the same time passing laws protecting the rights of every social degenerate to practice their filth freely and without fear of legal repercussions.
As I look around, all I see is the modern day version of what the world must have looked like in the days of Noah. As discouraging as this is, the one consolation is that we must be getting near the day when the Lord returns.
I would run into this issue a lot when I was teaching elementary school. So often I would hear, "But that's not fair..." More often than not this came from the mouth of a child who didn't get to have "Friday Fun" because they were messing around all week instead of doing their work or they had gotten into trouble and had to miss recess because they thought kicking someone would be much more fun.
No, it wasn't from their perspective but on the other hand, was it fair for them to partake in the same reward as those who did their work and kept their hands and feet to themselves? No, it wasn't and that is where upholding that which is right must step in. It's funny how the kids would suddenly "get it" and yet society as whole does not.
Wow, put the stick away, have a cuppa and chill. No wonder everyone hates Christians when this is how we treat people. Justice isn,t the law and flogging everyone that you think deserves it. Justice is in Jesus who died for my filth and for your filth and freely offered us His life. Righteouness and Justice are the foundations of God,s throne, which is Jesus.
" As I look around, all I see is the modern day version of what the world must have looked like in the days of Noah. As discouraging as this is, the one consolation is that we must be getting near the day when the Lord returns. "
I agree and I do believe we are living in the end times.