Are we at all aware of what is truly good and evil before we know Christ? What were the settings on your moral barometer AND did THEY change as YOU needed them to change?
When we did not have Christ, we had the Law of Moses. The Law told us we were not perfect and needed to be governed. The Law reminded us that we are capable of being imperfect even though we humans think that we know ourselves well enough not to need governing.
Our children are now and have for years been taught by many in the public school system that God is simply an archaic need for an ignorant people. That if you are intelligent that you are responsible for your own actions and you don’t need any God to be subservient to. The reality is that without God, you are responsible for nothing.
Without God, there is no real consequence for any action that you do. Without God, if you choose to steal, maim, murder or any other deviant activity, your only consequences occur when your actions are deemed illegal by society and you are unfortunate enough to be caught. And still if you are clever or have enough money to hire a good attorney, the likelihood of your actually being held responsible is nil. And if you really do not care whether you live or die, there is no stopping you!
This is the society that we are in presently. An alternate reality where all there is is now, no judgment in the future, and if you are tired of living, no cost for anything after you are dead and gone. What person being raised in this society would not question as to whether there is any worth or value in any thing. Why would they consider the consequences of their actions when they have been told over and over by so many that their is no God and therefore no ultimate judgment upon them.
To them, the only value they have in life is what they take. The only worth they have is what they make of themselves. It is more important for people to know your name and read your facebook page than it is for you to do something that the future may appreciate and enjoy, something that God would consider worthy. The people they respect are those that get the most twitter followers, or the most votes for the idol of the week. There is no future for them because they have nothing to really look forward to.
They have not been taught the value of a job, the need to respect those who are older than them, the history of the country they live in, or even themselves sometimes. They have often spent their lives in depravity, being degraded by their own parents or teachers. Treated as hostiles in their schools with teachers that spend more time teaching them propaganda than they do in actual teaching of math, reading, history or any other subject that we at one time considered valuable. Schools where the politics is more important that the teaching.
They see no value in themselves and that makes it impossible to see value in anything else. They see noting in the future by continued emptiness unless they can make a name for themselves. This is the reality that our children have growing up without God in their lives. This is the sad state of affairs that we have allowed to happen.
Why did we allow this? Because we were lazy and didn’t want to rock the boat!!!! We put our trust in people that did not have our children’s interests at heart and that certainly had no desire to see God continue in their lives. We were negligent and didn’t make sure that our children were learning the lessons that they needed for life. Instead of teaching our children the essentials, in many cases those very people that we entrusted them with, betrayed that trust. They taught our children that they didn’t need God. That He was fiction and old, not something that was needed in anyone intelligent’s life. Therefore they took the natural trust of children and abused it, making them think that their own parents were nothing more than ignorant sheep, all the while they were teaching them to not ask questions of them, and not to listen to us.
The reality of life without God is that there is nothing but now!!! No real future, only what you can grab in the moment. There are no consequences for your actions because there is no judgment other than that of your peers. And if you have no consideration for your peers, no real stop on your actions. Life in the reality without God is a life of no worth, no future, no hope, and truly no love. It is a very sad place to be and if we don’t make a much bigger effort to teach our children of God, a place that will leave them on a fast path to eternal judgment!