Thursday, August 16, 2007

Cultural Morality? NO!

I know it seems that I'm beating a dead horse with this post but it just seems like people aren't grasping the error of being involved with this movement of making the cultural more moral. Below are 16 Reasons why Christians should not be involved in the cultural morality movement. Please don't ask me to explain these in detail for more details please download the sermon preached by John MacArthur titled "The Deadly Dangers of Moralism". It really turns my stomach to hear Christians attack those who are dead in their trespasses and sins and have yet to been born again, as if one thinks that they some how mustered up their own good morals and then were regenerated. Where is the compassion for the lost?

01. Cultural morality is not our commission.
02. Cultural morality wastes immense amounts of precious resources, time, money, human energy.
03. Cultural morality sets up inevitable failure.
04. Cultural morality fails to understand the nature of the Kingdom of God.
05. Cultural morality puts the responsibility on man rather than God, well-intentioned people trying to do the impossible.
06. Cultural morality creates morality without theology.
07. Cultural morality fails to understand that salt and light are not moral influence, but gospel witness and the power of holy living.
08. Cultural morality has no New Testament model to follow except the Pharisees.
09. Cultural morality creates unholy unions in which unbelievers and enemies of the gospel are welcomed.
10. Cultural morality leads to acceptance of inclusivism.
11. Cultural morality becomes selective as to the sins it attacks.
12. Cultural morality fails to understand the true nature of spiritual warfare.
13. Cultural morality makes the mission field into the enemy.
14. Cultural morality brings persecution and hatred of Christians for the wrong reasons.
15. Cultural morality reverses the divine order. That is, it makes morality the power for salvation. Works rather than Grace.
16. Cultural morality fails to understand the wrath of God.

List compiled from Dr. John MacArthur's sermon titled "The Deadly Dangers of Moralism".

1 comment:

Faye said...

This is a very good post. I have wondered how some of those who are very active politically can not see that there is a hugh difference between the regenerated and those who are not. There really are more than two sins that are currently being committed in this culture and just where in scriptures are we commanded to be politically active? You would have thought that slavery would have risen to the threshold of being politically active but the old testament is richly instructive on dealing with slavery.I am glad that we do not have slavery (in this country) any more. Maybe we should study history and see how\what abolished it. Was it strictly and only political action or was there a genuine revival in the cultural that enabled that outcry against slavery to have teeth politically? Wouldn't our time be better spent in bringing God glory by proclaiming the real gospel than being politically active?