The Bible Has the Best Principles on Which to Build a Life or a Civilization

From Genesis all the way to Revelation, the Lord demonstrates that he wants his ultimate creation–mankind–to be the best they can be. That ultimately requires us to worship him and to live by his principles. Contrary to what is stated in secular society about the God of the Bible, Jehovah expresses in the Bible his opposition to oppression, especially of the most vulnerable in society including babies (both in and out of the womb), children, women, and the elderly. He wanted their rights preserved in order to strengthen the family so families, in turn, could strengthen a godly society.

When the Earth became full of corrupt and violent people, he rewarded Noah and Noah’s family for their stand against it by placing them in the ark while he punished the rest of humanity for their evil. After the flood, one of the first things God told Noah was to implement capital punishment for murderers (Genesis 9:5-6). He made it clear in that passage that all human life was sacred because all humans are created in God’s image. All lives matter.

God’s loving concern continued when he called Israel out of Egypt and established laws for them because he didn’t want them to be anything like the heathen societies of the Egyptians or the Canaanites (Leviticus 18:3). His laws were established to oppose every ungodly practice of the pagans (Leviticus 18:24, 27), so he outlawed such things as child sacrifice and all human sacrifice, all occult practices, prostitution, adultery, disrespect for parents, rape (which was given the death penalty), and a whole host of other evils that encouraged those pagans to be corrupt and defiled. These are the types of honorable principles found from Exodus to Deuteronomy although Bible critics who really don’t know the Bible will try to argue otherwise.

Fast forward to the New Testament, and one will find that the Lord Jesus Christ and his disciples advanced those principles even more, but with God’s grace taking center stage to establish a better covenant between God and man. The new and improved covenant of salvation was implemented, among other things, to ensure that God’s people would display his glory to a greater degree than was done under the old covenant. His calling is on his children so that whatsoever we do in word or deed, we should do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him (Colossians 3:17). That goes for any honorable profession we may find ourselves in, whether it’s the arts, engineering, medicine, business, law, politics, on a tablet

If we are the kind of people keeping ourselves aware of current events, we can see what happens in society when neither God nor his principles are honored. That goes for advanced societies as well as third world countries. Living according to ungodly ideas not only gives us the needless murders of precious unborn babies or even the callous murder of George Floyd, it also gives us the ungodly responses to George Floyd’s death of evil rioters, looters, and vandals from Antifa and their allies or even the worthless race-baiting divisiveness of Black Lives Matter (BLM). Antifa and BLM may promote themselves as being solutions, but they are really part of our society’s paganism problems with their links to such things as the occult, anti-Semitic sentiments, and animosity towards Christianity.

And in so-called “developing countries” like India, those who hold to the paganism of Hinduism are still committing ungodly atrocities like the pagans God condemned way back in the Bible days. For example, this week it was reported in India that a father who was in dire straits financially conspired with a Hindu witch to commit a heinous act. The Hindu witch (witchcraft is promoted in the Hindu “sacred” text Atharva Veda) told him if he wanted magical power and financial prosperity in his life, he would have to kill his 13-year-old daughter in a human sacrifice. So he recruited his wife and a male friend to help him and the witch with the ritual, lured his daughter to a secluded area, and used her shawl to strangle her while his friend and his wife held the girl’s hands and feet. They left her for dead, but she didn’t actually die until the next day.

These are everyday examples that make me thankful that I know the Lord and why I will never embrace paganism or consider it harmless.

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