What does the Bible say about it? It's a question everyone used to ask. I heard it in culture, church, among friends, and even at school.
It's like the days of old when the most important gift of God was abandoned, forgotten and collecting dust in the temple. Hilkiah the high priest made the most important discovery of the universe and sent it to King Josiah. Hilkiah re-discovered the Book of Law! Upon hearing the words of God, the king tore his robes and said, "Great is the Lord’s anger that burns against us because those who have gone before us have not obeyed the words of this book." They inquired of the Lord and learned that God was going to bring disaster upon the kingdom and the people. However, God said to King Josiah, "Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the Lord...I will gather you to your ancestors, and you will be buried in peace. Your eyes will not see all the disaster I am going to bring on this place." (2 Kings 22)
King Josiah saved his people and his kingdom because he humbled himself and obeyed God's word. Obedience to God's truth equals salvation and blessing. Disobedience to God's truth leads to death and destruction.
Our culture is searching for truth. Our country right now is asking questions like:
1. Does a woman have the right to end her own pregnancy since it's her own body?
2. Should two men who truly love one another be allowed to be married?
3. Should we open our borders to anyone who is seeking a better life here?
4. Should we stop having children since the world is coming to an end because of climate change?
5. Should we make our economic system equal for all people and embrace socialism?
6. Should we allow people to change their sexual identity or at least allow them to identify as the opposite gender?
Some may laugh at these scenarios now but no one will be laughing in two generations from now because these questions will have all been answered. King Josiah knew nothing of God! He discovered the truth, and it changed his life and kingdom.
The one question we need to ask whenever we are confronted with any question in life is, "WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT IT?" That's the forgotten question that is growing dusty by the day in our culture, churches, friendships, and schools. We must be like King Josiah and re-discover the Word of God to save ourselves and our people.
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