Are there consequences to the way we live from God's standpoint? Take the example of King David in the Old Testament. He had some whopper sins and yet he was described as a "man after God's own heart" and God loved and blessed him. How does that work with us today?
We believe in God. He is the Almighty Creator. But if you look around, what do you see? Watch the news and you will not only get depressed but probably scared as well. Here in our country several Christians were gunned down while at a Bible study. A local sheriff was murdered while putting gas in his car, and a nine-year old girl was killed by a stray bullet in her home while doing her homework. In the Middle East people are slaughtered by the hundreds and thousands because of their religion or sexual orientation. So, what is wrong with this picture? Where is God’s almighty power? Is He even paying attention?
The Avengers movie has been a box office sensation, breaking all kinds of records. Why? Good movie, good story, good special effects and (wait for it!) superheroes...lots of superheroes! We all love looking up to those who will stand for what’s right and save the world. We all especially love the fact that these heroes, while super, are flawed as well and they still fight for what is right! Does God’s plan for humanity include such heroes? Who would they be? What would they do? Would they – could they - save the world? Stay with us!
Is right always right? It may seem like a simple question, but it really isn’t. The good news is, we live in a society of great freedom. The bad news is that this society of great freedom does not put nearly as high a value on great responsibility. Responsibility means doing the right thing – but what is the right thing? Does my definition of "right" spill over onto and affect your actions? Who or what determines “the right thing?” Is “the right thing” a moving target, or is it a stable and firm destination? Stay with us as we discuss right, wrong and moral standards.