Well, Then, Should I Just Change My Value System?

Someone has told me he’d never buy my books for his kids, no matter what he thought of the books’ content, because he wouldn’t want his children ever to be exposed to this blog, where they would encounter a nasty value system…

So what is my value system?

Jesus Christ is Lord.

The Bible is God’s word.

Freedom under God is good. Freedom without God is no freedom at all, but only slavery to sin.

Government that tries to set itself up as God is evil, and must be resisted.

God’s immutable laws of morality, as given in the Bible, are not to be broken. Yes, we break them every time we sin, and we are all sinners: that’s why we need a Savior. But to deny that we sin, to deny God’s authority and try to replace it with trendy systems of “new morality” invented ten minutes ago by a lot of academic pin-heads–well, that’s being a servant of Satan.

Science + Left-wing politics = Bunk

I have held these values for most of my life. I was brought up with them. My years in college led me very far astray, and it took me a long time to find my way back: but I dare say these values used to be mainstream in America–and that America was a better country when they were.

Hey, I’m sorry to lose readers! I need all the readers I can get.

But there’s a price that’s too high to pay.

8 comments on “Well, Then, Should I Just Change My Value System?

  1. Like I tell my boy-you can never please everyone. And I must pity the kids of these losers-what chance do they have? Compromise is most often a dirty word.

    1. I don’t have enough information about him to make a righteous judgment. Oops–that bad value system kicked in again. But I wouldn’t be surprised if he liked the “value” system current in our debauched culture.

  2. I bless you for being forthright about your beliefs that come directly from the Sovereign of the universe. But, better than that, Our Creator is blessing and will bless you. I just feel like calling out “hallelujah” which I am now doing in my “computer room” which also stands in for my “Publishing Annex.” He who honors God, He will honor.

  3. I grew up with Christian morality and lived those values. However, my appreciation for those values has changed significantly over the years.

    When I was young, I looked at these moral laws as prohibitions. I followed them, but must admit that I felt a degree of envy for those that did as they saw fit. Temptations abounded in those days and I avoided erring seriously, mostly because of peer pressure and fear of being shamed by others.

    One day, when I was struggling with temptation I asked myself what I really wanted at that moment and my answer was not sex or some meaningless encounter. What I truly wanted was social companionship with a woman. Instantly, any envy I felt for the immoral behavior of this world evaporated. I now see the sex drive as a force which promotes forming a durable bond with a life partner. Sex is important, but I’d rather have a loving companion than a series of meaningless adventures.

    Shortly thereafter, I realized that the moral laws of the Bible were not harsh commandments of a God, but that these laws revealed the natural law which governs everyone. God doesn’t prevent anyone from breaking these laws, but He doesn’t shield us from the consequences of our disobedience either. He did, however, provide Jesus to pay a ransom and this allows us to be washed clean from our sins. The term “washed clean” takes on a more literal connotation when considered in the context of the restitution of all things.

    There are many people these days whom move from short-term relationship to short-term relationship but never settle into anything durable. Tragically, some become hooked on the sense of danger and thrill of novel partners and find that they can’t form a durable relationship.

    So this “nasty value system” is something I see in very positive terms. It hasn’t been easy, but it has protected me from a lot of negative things. I’m truly thankful that I don’t have offspring anywhere that grew up in a single parent household with natural parents whom resented one another. I’m thankful that I don’t have some chronic condition, such as Herpes Simplex Virus 2, which serves as a truly nasty reminder of some long ago, otherwise forgotten encounter.

    I don’t, in any way, despise others who have made other choices and gotten other results. I have had friends whom were very promiscuous in their early youths and know that these people held serious regrets. Literally, there but for the grace of God, go I.

    Our world is falling apart. Functioning families are becoming an increasingly rare sight these days and our nation is suffering because of it. Just look at our art, music and drama, these reflect a society that has given up on the family. I can’t even imagine what another generation of this moral decay would bring. If it occurs, I will be glad not to live long enough to see it.

    Give me your “nasty value system” any day of the week. It is vastly preferable to the results of abandoning these values.

    1. When I was young, single, and a CINO (Christian In Name Only), I couldn’t manage to rack up a series of meaningless encounters: in fact, I couldn’t manage even one. This made me angry and bitter.

      But looking back on it, I can now see that God had a very good reason for not giving me what I wanted at the time: what I thought was deprivation was, in reality, a priceless blessing. And when I finally met the woman who is now my wife, I discovered that God was all the time planning to give me something better than I had even thought of asking for.

      I give God thanks for the narrowness of my escape, a gift that only He could give.

  4. “Science + Left-wing politics = Bunk” – do you suppose this is why Jesus told his disciples to fish out of the right side of the boat? 🙂

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