At the end of June, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Mr. Jack Philips of Masterpiece Cakeshop. Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Dakota is pleased the case will be heard! We agree with Mr. Philips that religious freedom allows him to choose not to make a cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony. Mr. Philips explained, “Somebody requested I do something that I can’t in good conscience do.” Watch the discussion held on the View to see how our culture twists definitions of love and morality.
This situation, along with many similar cases, brings the issue of moral truth to light.
When truth is considered relative and good and evil are not objective, everyone pursues his or her own truth. Consider the act of murder. Most people agree that murder is morally and offensively wrong. However, when the framework of morality is just “it feels wrong”, the ability to logically consider objective principles diminishes, and we are left with only outrage.
The truth found in God’s Word about immorality doesn’t change when an individual or culture rejects them. Furthermore, the existence of moral truths doesn’t change nor disappear because truth is objective.
Morality isn’t about personal preferences or tastes, and it goes beyond pleasure and self-interest. It answers the question, “What is good?” and not “What feels good?”
Moral truth has a profound impact on behavior and on the way we treat other human beings. Human dignity depends on the existence of objective moral truths.
When all morality is equal, there is no reason to take a stand against evil.
We are to put our trust in God’s ways and not our own!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.” (Proverbs 3:5-8)
God’s Word teaches that our hearts are evil.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.” (Jeremiah 17:9-10)
- Regularly read God’s Word. We must seek wisdom and gain moral truth through God’s Word. God’s Word is truth, and moral benefits are received through wisdom.
- Visit CWA’s national website for an insightful article by CWA’s Legal Counsel, Mario Diaz, Esq. Good First Step on Religious Freedom by President Trump, May 4, 2017.
- Stand Fast and Pray! “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
“My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out of insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom, and form his mouth comes knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair – every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you and understanding will guard you. Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse, who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways, who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways. It will save you also from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words, who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God. For her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead. None who go to her return or attain the paths of life. Thus you will walk in the ways of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.” (Proverbs 2:1-15)
In His service,