Legalizing Sin

J. D. Conley
October 19, 2014

The moral fabric of our culture is ripping at the seams. The recent legalization of same-sex marriage in many states, along with marijuana usage in a few states, is indicative of a country that is quickly losing its moral ground. When these two practices are coupled with the long accepted "legal" banes of abortion, gambling, drinking and in some cases prostitution, they all serve to desensitize and erode our moral framework. Our founders would be aghast to see what has taken place in the country they sought, fought and died to establish! Not only has our country/culture been polluted, the Lord's church which exists in this sewage filled society, has not been spared contamination.

Would our founding fathers have ever dreamed of passing laws that legalized some of the sins listed above? Even though many, if not all of them, were not members of the Lord's church, they nonetheless possessed a degree of moral backbone and conviction that some in the Lord's church are devoid of today. Some brethren see nothing wrong with some of these practices especially if they have been made legal. "Hey, if we can get legislation passed and get the laws on the books then these things are perfectly acceptable to engage in." That's an example of man's law superseding God's law. Its an arrogance and a degree of dismissiveness of God that knows no bounds.

Man can legalize every sin if he so chooses, in fact he is closer than he has ever been to doing so, but it won't change sin into being acceptable with God. Sin is immutable. What was sin a thousand years ago is still sin today, and what is sin today, will still be sin a thousand years from now. All of the legislation in the universe cannot alter that truth.

Understand that the more sin is legalized, the more the righteous will be hated. "They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood" (Psalm 94:21). The church finds itself in a day and time when the masses " evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20)!

May Christians be willing to take a stand against those things which have been "legalized," yet are sinful in God's sight.

"Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law" (Psalm 94:20)?