In recent Barna Research surveys, 84% of “born again" adults said truth is always relative to the person and their situation, and there are no unchanging moral absolutes. 94% of teens said moral truth depends on the circumstances. I believe there are definitely some “unchanging moral absolutes!” In fact, I will share ten certain and unshakeable things between this article and the next, both of which are available in the Featured Articles Section of K-9 Outfitters Designer Dog Boutique.
MORAL ABSOLUTE # 1. GOD VALUES HUMAN LIFE.
Since 1973 and the Roe V Wade (abortion on demand) Supreme Court ruling. 45 million babies have been murdered through abortion! Six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust of WWII, but that tragic atrocity pales in the face of America’s murderous abortion on demand! Cheri and I were discussing what America has lost due to those deaths. We have killed countless Doctors, nurses, clergymen, scientists, presidents, humanitarians, courageous soldiers, policemen, firemen, and teachers. Who knows? We may have aborted the next Billy Graham and countless thousands of souls may go to Hell because they will not meet that one who would lead them to Jesus Christ?
LISTEN TO ME! Some moral absolutes are certain and unshakeable! One of them is that God VALUES HUMAN LIFE. God is PRO-LIFE! He loves EVERY life! You are PRECIOUS and SPECIAL to the Father! We are His PECULIAR people! It is NO accident that you are alive today. Human life is precious to God. You are here by God's choosing. You were born at this time in History to fulfill His purpose for this generation. He has given you all the light you need to KNOW His WILL, and He has given you all the grace you need to DO His WILL. WALK by FAITH – NOT by SIGHT! He wants you to help fulfill the Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20. If you are committed to His will, there is nothing that can keep you from it. HE has a PURPOSE for your LIFE! This is a certain and unshakeable thing – God values human life!
MORAL ABSOLUTE # 2. GOD IS SOVEREIGN.
Another certain and unshakeable moral absolute is this; God is SOVEREIGN. God has had an eternal plan for this world since before He created it. Nothing can stop His plan or frustrate His purposes, because He is SOVEREIGN! He is the Supreme Ruler of the Universe. God has an AWESOME plan for your life! It would be so TRAGIC if you chose not to follow Him and obey His will. But listen to me - - no matter what you choose – God’s eternal plan WILL SUCCEED. What a tragedy it would be if you missed out on His eternal salvation as well as His Hand of Blessing!
Let me tell you something: God is not worried about what will or will not happen or what He will or will not do. NOTHING EVER takes Him by surprise. Did you know that God loves you so much He died for you, and whether you are a lost sinner or a born again sinner, His heart breaks every time we disobey? Did you also know that He sees the future and He is already there! He knows WHERE He is leading your life and He knows HOW to GET you there. If you FOLLOW HIM, you will find that He makes no mistakes. Yes Sir! It is a certain and unshakeable thing that GOD is SOVEREIGN!
MORAL ABSOLUTE # 3. GOD IS IN CHARGE.
It is also a certain and unshakeable moral absolute that God IS in Charge! There used to be a comedy on TV called “Charles in Charge. " Charles (Tony Danza) was always into some kind of predicament, and you wondered if he was really “in charge. " Well you don't have to wonder with God! God is REALLY in charge! God has not retreated somewhere in the universe or gone into hiding. God is the CREATOR and SUSTAINER of all life! There is NO God like YHWH (Jehovah)! Today God is right where He has always been - on His throne. There is NO KING or RULER that has more authority than God! There is NO POLITICAL FIGURE that has more influence than God! There is NO NATION that has more control than God. No one can out-THINK God or out-SMART God. You cannot HIDE from God! He is God Almighty. God is in charge!
QUESTION? DO YOU have an INTIMATE, PERSONAL relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ (the ONLY WAY, THE ONLY TRUTH, THE ONLY LIFE)? If not, confess and repent of your sins, beg God’s forgiveness by claiming the blood of JESUS as your ransom payment! Open your heart and ask Messiah Jesus to come in and not only be your eternal SAVIOR – but also the LORD AND MASTER of your life! I PROMISE you – you’ll never be sorry!
If you HAVE placed your life in His hands, He wants to be LORD and MASTER, in COMPLETE CONTROL, of EVERY aspect of your life. It is a certain and unshakeable thing - GOD IS IN CHARGE!
MORAL ABSOLUTE # 4. GOD'S WORD IS DEPENDABLE.
Yet another certain and unshakeable moral absolute in our world is this; GOD'S WORD IS DEPENDABLE! All Scripture is God's written Word. 2 Tim 3:15-17 says “that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. ”
God’s Word is 100% reliable because God is 100% infallible. The Scriptures have endured the test of time - men have tried to destroy them but they still remain. Men have tried to dispute them but they have had the final say in every argument. Men have tried to refute them but they stand over each man's grave as a living testimony to all that is true, righteous, and eternal. If you obey His Word you will never have regrets. God's Word will inspire, enlighten, convict, instruct, encourage, strengthen, and guide you. God's Word is a dependable road map for living with Him and with one another. GOD'S WORD is TRUE, GOD'S WORD is RIGHT, GOD'S WORD is RELIABLE. It is a certain and unshakeable thing that GOD'S WORD is DEPENDABLE!
MORAL ABSOLUTE # 5. GOD'S KINGDOM CANNOT BE SHAKEN, AND YOU CAN BELONG TO THAT KINGDOM.
The fifth certain and unshakeable moral absolute is that God's Kingdom Cannot Be Shaken, and you can BELONG to that Kingdom! Throughout history kings have been overthrown; leaders have fallen from power; kingdoms have been conquered and armies have been defeated. Riches have been depleted and fortresses have toppled over. It is only in the God's Kingdom that you can find true rest and security. God's Kingdom cannot be shaken because God NEVER FAILS! Political leaders will fail you! Family and friends will fail you! Money will fail you. Careers will fail you. Position and status will fail you. Churches will fail you. Clergy will fail you! But you can ALWAYS count on Jesus! God's KINGDOM cannot be SHAKEN! No rebellion can break down its gates; no weapon can penetrate its borders; and no warrior can come against its King. It is a certain and unshakeable thing that God's Kingdom CANNOT be shaken!
The way of God's Kingdom is where your feet can walk; the truth of God's Kingdom is what your faith can embrace; the love of God's Kingdom is what your heart can give away. God's KINGDOM can NEVER be SHAKEN! That'll PREACH folks!
QUESTION? Are you a member of God's Kingdom – the Kingdom of God? Are you a born again believer? If not, in the words of Dr. Phil, “How's that workin’ for you?" (Not so good, I bet, and that's why you are reading this article). You can be a member of His Kingdom, by confessing your sin to God, believing in your heart that Jesus Christ is Lord and that God raised Him from the dead, and by placing your faith in Him.
For the other five certain and unshakeable moral absolutes, you'll have to read “Moral Absolutes: 5 More Certain And Unshakeable Things. " Articles on Christian living, intimate relationships, stress management, dog training, and more can be found in the Featured Articles Section of K-9 Outfitters Designer Dog Boutique, a Division of Damascus Road Enterprises.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I thank You today for these MORAL ABSOLUTES which are never changing. I thank You that You are the same yesterday, today, and forever! Draw all men and women unto Yourself. Hold Your children in the palm of Your hand, and meet all our needs as only You can, through Your riches in Glory by Christ Jesus, in whose name I pray, Amen.
Danny Presswood Copyright © 2006 All Rights Reserved.
Danny Presswood is a decorated retired US Army Combat (Airborne) Chaplain. He and his wife Cheri now live in the wooded Ozarks hills of SW MO. Presently working on his Doctorate, Danny writes the Feature Articles and Newsletter for K-9 Outfitters, A Division of Damascus Road Enterprises, which offers a plethora of AWESOME discount, luxury, unique, and Handmade in the USA Online Dog Supplies. K-9 Outfitters, A Division of Damascus Road Enterprises