In Deuteronomy 12 we find Moses giving instructions of how Israel should live in the promise land. Some of you will say, “oh this is the law”. There are always spiritual principles that we can glean even from the books of the law.
The verse I want us to consider is:
Deuteronomy 12:8 “You shall not at all do as we are doing here today—every man doing whatever is right in his own eyes”
Israel was bringing there old behavior patterns and their personal likes, dislikes and yes their theology into the promise land. Everyone had an opinion of what they thought was right and what was wrong.
Here we are 2020 and the world and even including a vast number of churches and sadly vast amounts of Christians who have now decided what is right and wrong in their opinion. From my perspective (for whatever that is worth) countless people are now walking in “doing whatever is right in his own eyes”. For many they have rewritten the Bible, they select certain verses to prove their point but purposely disregard other verses by what I call, “I think theology.” While others no longer use the bible as a source of right and wrong or even as a moral compass.
With this theology where do we stop? Is it now ok that a parent sexually abuses their children saying its not abuse but love. About a year ago I was being interviewed to be a juror on a case. A father had been sleeping with his daughter for years and by his account by mutual consent because they loved each other. They were saying, “we didn’t hurt anyone, we were simply expressing our love for each other.” You might be saying, that is an extreme example. There are many more examples like this. Like how some states are allowing an abortion of a child (if they call it that) just before and just after birth on the premise of their opinion and choice.
If we continue to adopt the “I think theology” and the “I think moral code” where will this bring us as a culture? Are there no longer biblical values, no longer moral ethics? Have we replaced these things by I think? No longer rights and wrongs but I think?
I could quote a bunch of verses but just looking at this question “are we there” through the simple eyes of logic it is frightening to see where we will go as a culture.
ARE WE THERE?
Pastor Brian R. Weeks began ministering in 1972 and has served as a pastor to both youth and young adults. He also served as an associate pastor for eleven years, and then for 25 years as a senior pastor, apostolic missionary, and church planter. In March of 2017 he released his church Solomon’s Porch, but in order to remain part of the local church, continues to serve among its several pastors.