by Ronnie Floyd

Choices: Making Sure Your Everyday Decisions Move You Closer to God
Ronnie Floyd
Proverbs 14:34
November 13, 1994

INTRODUCTION: In the early 1900's, the people in America stated "Certain things are right and certain things are wrong and I know why." In this era, morality existed. In the 60's and 70's, a time of immorality, the philosophy became, "Certain things are right and certain things are wrong, but I don't care." In our day "no morality" is preferred. The philosophy today is, "There is no such thing as right and wrong." This is the torch we are passing on to the next generation.

I read two weeks ago that 81% of the population born since 1964 do not believe in absolute truth. My generation, the "baby boomers" grew up asking the question, "Is there a God?" But the "baby busters" or generation X, born since 1964 are not asking, "Is there a God?" but are asking instead, "Which God?"

Present day America does not believe in absolute truth because we are biblically illiterate. Because we have taken the Bible out of our schools, we are erasing its contents from the moral fabric in every area of government in this nation. We are sending a torch to the next generation that does not burn brightly with truth, but the torch looks like a blinking caution light as we are sending ambiguous moral signs to the next generation.

The Bible says in Proverbs 14:34, "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people." The word "sin" is used in contrast to "righteousness". If we ignore the sins of our present-day generation, then our future is hopeless. The Bible is saying that when sin abounds, the nation will be disgraced.

Conversely, if our generation - all of us here today, will begin to make choices that are right; the kind that lead to righteousness, our nation will be exalted by the Lord. Our only hope is in making choices that bring us back to God. All of us here owe it to the next generation to make good and godly choices toward righteous ...

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