Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Moral Relativism

Revelation Series
At Celebration Community Church we are in a series on the Book of Revelation. At our Sunday services and special Thursday evening studies we are looking specifically at what Jesus has to say to his church in preparation for his coming back. In the second and third chapters the risen Christ is giving directing John to write to seven churches with instructions. He challenged those first century readers and all of us who have read this apocalyptic book throughout the past 2000 years, to live a life of holiness and purity in alignment with Christ’s teachings and commands before He comes back to take us with Him to heaven forever.
In the Gospel according to John , Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32
Our Twenty-first Century world has turned away from the authority of scripture as truth and embraced a philosophy called  moral relativism. Moral relativism is more easily understood in comparison to moral absolutism. Absolutism claims that morality relies on universal principles (natural law, conscience).Traditional  Christianity  believes that God is the ultimate source of our common morality, and that it is, therefore, as unchanging as He is. Moral relativism asserts that morality is not based on any absolute standard. Rather, ethical “truths” depend on variables such as the situation, culture, one's feelings.

What’s truth for you may not be true for me. As a result the Bible has lost it’s authority as the standard for how to live.
For the rest of this week we will see how this moving away from God’s truth adversely affected the church of Perganum mentioned in the book of Revelation.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,

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