I hate to sound like an old fuddy-duddy.
I am getting old. But look at my history.
In my teens, as vice president of my senior class, I protested the high school prom because it promoted monogamy. Don’t ask me why. I don’t remember. I was a leftist radical and protested everything.
I was the darling of the feminist movement because I ratted out other, older leftists who made sexist comments outside the presence of women.
I was arrested in anti-war demonstrators among other supporters of the Viet Cong.
Yes, I admit I was sexually promiscuous.
I generally believed that Judeo-Christian morality was a societal paradigm, a bourgeois social construct.
I could continue, but I will spare you. Suffice it to say that many of these ideas continued to rattle around in my head through my early 20s.
The point is this: The absolute standard for morality – right and wrong – is either fixed in stone or there is no such thing. So, which is it?
I have come to believe that the Ten Commandments is as good as anything anyone has come up with. And, since God came up with it, it seems like a no-brainer. If they were not divinely inspired, show me someone else who came up with a more comprehensive list – one for each digit on our hands. It deals with our relationship with God and other humans and covers murder, lying, stealing, sexual misconduct and covetousness for the property of others.
Just think if America still considered the Ten Commandments as the basic standard of right and wrong. I suggest to you that powerful and wealthy and famous people would not be risking their power, wealth and fame for a little sexual abuse and misconduct.
I don’t know much about what Judge Roy Moore was like before he reached the age of 30, but I know he has been a champion of the Ten Commandments for the last 40 years of his life. He has suffered greatly as a result of that conviction.
Yet, the mainstream media, Democrats and the Republican establishment as personified by Mitch McConnell have tried to end his bid to reach the U.S. Senate for conduct allegedly committed more than 40 years ago – and there’s little solid evidence of any of those claims.
Meanwhile, there’s a whole different standard in place for Bill Clinton, Al Franken and John Conyers – not to mention everyone else sitting in Congress for the last 10 years because their offenses were settled with secret payoffs by U.S. taxpayers.
Am I alone in thinking that this rash of sexual abuse coming to light would never have happened if our most basic standard of morality had not been attacked to the point that even public displays of the Ten Commandments were considered off-limits – especially in schools? Am I alone in thinking that the ban on school prayer in the 1960s, when I was an elementary school student, had a striking impact on our culture? Am I alone in thinking the U.S. would not have witnessed 40 million abortions in the last 40 years?
Of course not. It’s common sense. And those with common sense and belief in the One True God of Israel know I’m telling the truth and making a common-sense observation.
It’s the truth.
Would there be sexual misconduct at all? Of course. There always was and there always will be until the time our Deliverer returns and institutes the restoration of all things, something all the prophets of the Bible predicted.
Want to know more about the restoration of all things – the coming paradise on Earth? Read Joseph Farah’s “The Restitution of All Things: Israel, Christians and the End of the Age before it’s too late.
That will be a time of justice, peace, eternal life, abundance, righteousness.
And what is righteousness? See the Ten Commandments and obey them.