Thursday, May 10, 2007

When Sin Becomes Relative

The whole world falls apart.

Churches have entered into the fight over immigration. Granted that was sometime ago, but now they are kicking it up a notch so to speak. Now they are proposing to break the law in order to support criminals. Several churches have proposed to offer sanctuary in order to prevent the deportation of illegals immigrants. I can understand wanting to help the needy, that is a laudable work, but aiding and abetting criminals is something else. Whether or not they like the law we are called to honor the laws of our country lest they prevent the preaching of the Gospel. The U.S. government requiring people to go through a formal process of integration is not unjust, so these churches have no reasonable reason to object to the government deporting illegal immigrants.

Now the one thing I noticed from this picture on Christian is that the churches involved are mostly churches where sin has become relative and one that believes itself to be a governmental power in its own right. Here in lies the problem, because sin has become relative they have rationalized that it is ok to break the laws of the country they live in. If sin is relative, than so is the law. It is the infamous the law applies to everybody else but me syndrome. See relativism is not new it just got a face lift and calls herself Rev. Cuddly (Thanks House M.Div).

Back to my original point, if sin is relative and thereby law being relative, the world is falling apart. It is the law of Left-hand Kingdom (Governmental Rule) which curbs our innate desire to sin. If the law and rule of the Left-hand Kingdom becomes relative than anarchy and sin are free to reign and where these bedfellows reign societies crumble. The countries of Western Europe are already experiencing this decline and are finding themselves replaced by a society that acknowledges an objective law, in spite of being wrong about God. We are not far behind if we do not insist on the idea of an objective law.

1 comment:

Jane said...

One of my nephews has just finished his first year at a large public university. The main thing that he seems to have learned is that law is subjective and that he doesn't have to obey those laws with which he disagrees. One of his professors even dedicated several class periods to a discussion of which laws are legitimate and which should be ignored.