Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Restraint of Law

Many don’t understand the restraining nature of "law." Think of modern America--a nation where the law has lost its restraint--law isn’t feared.

More than 200,000 Americans were murdered between 1990--2000 because people thought they could get away with murder (100,000 of those did get away with murder--they were never brought to justice).

Think of the thousands of lives that are lost through teenage rebellion, alcohol and drug abuse. Think of the hundreds of thousands that have died through AIDS--simply because of homosexuality and promiscuity. These things were unheard of in Israel because people feared God’s Law enough to obey it.

Lawlessness (which is what we have in our country) leads to chaos. Obedience to the Law (God's Law) produces liberty:

America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law! ("America the Beautiful")