by Jerry Watts

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Changing Your Culture (26 of 70)
Series: Mark - God's Message for Today
Jerry Watts
Mark 6:6-13

We have heard until we are almost anesthetized to it, "We're in a mess." What the Bible teaches as bad, evil, and sin; our culture has now embraced in the name of tolerance. Quite frankly, this tolerance has given way to being 'lifestyle.' So we now have a culture full of people who live in opposition to the scripture. Turning your back on God has severe consequences.

To rehearse and be reminded of how this has happened tends to relieve our stress because (our excuse is) 'it wasn't us' who did it. It was our 'Justice System', right? It's easy to blame others for you and I didn't take the use of the Bible as textbook out of the schools, we didn't take prayer out of school, we didn't take the 10 Commandments out of the public arena, and we weren't the culprits to elbow God out of the public life in this country, right? As early as the late 1940's the Supreme Court begin to eat away at the country moral fabric like termites to wood.

So why is this "our" problem? This week I read (and was reminded) of the U.S. Supreme Court voting, in 1987, 7-2 against creationism. My thought was and is: "You guys don't get a vote." Believe it or not, it's true.

It is our problem because Jesus tells us the "WE" (His followers) are 'The salt' and 'The light' in this world. Any credible study of the history of America tells us that 'If this culture is to follow Jehovah God, we cannot leave it to the politicians and judges, it's up to us, the redeemed; the church. Take it a step further: The spiritual direction of this culture is controlled by the commitment, actions, and/or inactions of the church.-- It is more than a coincidence that the country is disintegrating at the same time those who claim to know Christ look more like the world than Jesus, that beliefs are being compromised, and churches are closing by the scores!

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