Twisted legal thinking in high places currently abounds. The United States Supreme Court found gay marriage a legal, constitutional right but somehow missed the boat for a baby’s right to live inside the womb? How upside down is that?
The Apostle Paul said that we “explain away” some of our choices. What does that mean? It means we rationalize what is wrong. We think through the common sense obvious and somehow come out on the other side. We cast our conscience aside and remain glued to a group think we know has been sideways for over 100 years. We allow ones personal morality to rule instead of remaining obedient to God’s laws in our lives. We become prideful, in a personally damming sense.
In 1989, Ezra Taft Benson wrote:
“Pride is essentially competitive in nature. We pit our will against God’s. When we direct our pride toward God, it is in the spirit of “my will and not thine be done.” As Paul said, they “seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.” (Philip. 2:21.)
The proud cannot accept the authority of God giving direction to their lives. (See Hel. 12:6.) They pit their perceptions of truth against God’s great knowledge, their abilities versus God’s priesthood power, their accomplishments against His mighty works.
Our enmity toward God takes on many labels, such as rebellion, hard-heartedness, stiff-neckedness, unrepentant, puffed up, easily offended, and sign seekers. The proud wish God would agree with them. They aren’t interested in changing their opinions to agree with God’s.”
Those statements are as true today as when they were spoken 26 years ago.
The world has been in a morally and legally delusional state for a long time. The United States has rapidly been following the same course. We must get back on track. We must follow the commandments of the Lord. We must “come to ourselves” quickly. We have no time to waste.
If we need to, we must change our opinions to agree with God on any given topic.
Let us change our ways and recognize the great blessings we receive from God. Let’s read the scriptures and find out what those blessings are. Let us be humble before Him and collectively, as well as individually, stop these wretched behaviors which cause societies and individuals so much harm.
One more point: We have control over the choices that we make, but, have no control over the consequences which result from those choices—-albeit good or bad results.
If one robs a bank that is his choice. He has no control over the jail time he will receive or any other consequences which naturally flow from such an unlawful act. Yet, the world wants control over their choices but no consequences. Sorry, doesn’t work like that. If you get away with such things in this life you will be answerable to them in the next.
That’s the truth and not moral or legal delusion.