Do you find yourself living in a world that is perpetually redefining itself?
Many of our pillars in society are being demolished and rebuilt in different ways to a different tune. The previously established ‘norms’ of our lives are being challenged and changed - our perceived ‘absolutes’ are being abolished and outlawed! We now live in a world built on sand - the Rocks of our Foundations are systematically being redefined or simply removed. Politicians are redefining what family is, they are telling us that marriage is NOT what God says it is - marriage is now what they (Man) say it is. And these men ask us ministers of God to bless their new definition of God’s divine union of Him “making TWO lives ONE”... both a miracle and a sacrament!
Freedom of Rights movements are telling us that murdering an unborn child is the right of each woman. They hold that it is more wrong to deny a woman her right to murder her child, than it is to commit the act of killing. I wonder if the child agrees with this new definition!? More than 850,000 American children were killed in 2001 in the US through abortions (82% unmarried women) ... and
yet in the same year, war was pronounced for killing 3000 in the Twin Towers? Something is wrong with the absolutes in our societies... our world is unstable simply because we’re removing the rocky foundations and replacing them with unstable quicksand (and we wonder why we’re sinking). These modern definitions are no-longer absolutes, but are simply songs we sing to keep the crowds happy for the day... So what are we left with as our ABSOLUTE..? I submit to you ...
Sounds like a cliché but it’s a ROCK ... it’s an ABSOLUTE and the standard by which and through which all things must be judged. Even our Churches are redefining our “Statements of Faith”. Many are being reduced to more simple and orthodox statements - our ‘Denominations’ are seen more as expressions of the same faith, rather than distinct and divided from other Christian Churches. What made us different from each other as Christians is diminishing, as we all pull to the centre and agree on the absolutes of our common faith. This is a good thing, as we need to lay aside that which divides us and hold fast to that which unites us - and the most important of all absolutes is God’s CONSTANT and UNCONDITIONAL Love for each one of us, and I speak to Christians and non-Christians alike. God’s Love is the Absolute for all mankind to hold onto in uncertain and redefining times. As Church, the Ecclesia, we are called to demonstrate and share His love for all - without fear or prejudice. ”For the love of Christ compels
us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” (2 Cor 5:14-15)
“For God so loved the World, that He gave His only begotten Son” (John 3:16)