When Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, their moral compass was broken; the needle of their minds and consciences no long pointed toward God so they could choose the right direction. That’s why God decided to legislate laws so that signs could be posted along the highway of life to help travelers avoid the dangers that would lead to a tragic end of life and living. But God knew ahead of time this was only temporary, that man’s moral compass needed to be replaced with a new one. So He sent His Son Jesus whose moral compass was perfect, so that all who followed him would find the right path and stay on the right road so they could enjoy a good and abundant life. That’s why Jesus said that once He was lifted up He would draw all mankind to Him. In other words, He would become the magnet for our moral compass so that the needle of our mind and conscience would automatically point to Him when we need direction. On top of that, it’s free! A new compass as a gift from God. Today we hear the swelling roar of voices and see the increasing clamor to enact new laws, pile new regulations on top the stack of old regulations; to demand greater punishment for breaking of these new laws even though the punishment for the already existing laws is not carried out. What we need in this country is to have our individual and societal moral compasses repaired. It is impossible to legislate morality and righteousness. The Ten Commandments given by God to Moses did not stop idolatry, profanity, murder, adultery, lying, stealing, or perjury. I believe with all my heart that if every parochial school, every charter school, every home school and every Christian based college and university would require a class on morals that would include the Ten Commandments and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, it would infuse into our society the needed influence so that fewer and fewer laws would be required to guide our citizens in living in harmony and doing what’s right. Just my view.

About drbob76

Retired missionary, pastor, seminary professor, Board Certified Chaplain and American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Director.
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