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There is a higher law that transcends the laws of men

By the Biblical outlook, things like being selective in whom you associate with, being selective in whom you do business with, being selective in whom you hire to do work for you, or being selective in whom you rent your home to, are not wrong. They are legitimate prerogatives of a sensible, prudent person. On the other hand, things like murder, stealing, fornication, adultery, and homosexuality are high sin. Now I ask this question. How do these Biblical attitudes and outlooks compare with the attitudes and outlooks of liberal modern America? How do they fit with all the anti-discrimination legislation that has been passed in America over the years? How do they compare with all the politically correct ways of thinking, politically correct attitudes and values, that have so taken over America? By a whole lot of propaganda, persuasive talk, and bad logic the Left has managed to brainwash the American public and influence politicians into accepting a lot of foolish assumptions, and from there a whole lot of rubbish, and thus create an entire new value system that stands in opposition to the Biblical system. It has produced a Satanic system. It has managed to create an inverted system; to make, in the outlooks and minds of the population, right wrong and wrong right.

There is in this world a higher law that transcends the law of man. It is God’s law. Cicero alludes to it in the following quotation:

“True law is right reason in agreement with nature; it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrong-doing by its prohibitions. And it does not lay its commands or prohibitions upon good men in vain, though neither have any effect on the wicked. It is a sin to try to alter this law, nor is it allowable to attempt to repeal any part of it, and it is impossible to abolish it entirely. We cannot be freed from its obligations by senate or people, and we need not look outside ourselves for an expounder or interpreter of it. And there will not be different laws at Rome and at Athens, or different laws now and in the future, but one eternal and unchangeable law will be valid for all nations and all times, and there will be one master and ruler, that is, God, over us all, for he is the author of this law, its promulgator, and its enforcing judge. Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature, and by reason of this very fact he will suffer the worst penalties, even if he escapes what is commonly considered punishment.”

He also stated:

“Since an intelligence common to us all makes things known to us and formulates them in our minds, honorable actions are ascribed by us to virtue, and dishonorable actions to vice; and only a madman would conclude that these judgments are matters of opinion, and not fixed by nature.”

In other words, man is not free to just define right and wrong as he pleases. Murder is wrong. Stealing is wrong. Lying is wrong. Sexual immorality is wrong. Etc. Right and Wrong are moral absolutes fixed by nature itself, not just matters of opinion.

What happens when men pass laws that stand in opposition to these higher moral laws? What kind of situation are we in then?

America’s current morally depraved condition derives from intellectual fallacy. The source of that fallacy are the assumptions and outlooks of modern liberalism, modern intellectualism. And that disease was imported from Europe. And the root of the whole thing is that most people are gullible fools. Instead of thinking for themselves, they just accept and believe what they are told. If some authority says it, they believe it. And, as for authorities, there are a lot of egg-headed intellectuals who lack radically in that most important intellectual asset of all — good common sense.

I personally have a very high regard for Aristotle. I don’t, however, have a high opinion of Plato. Why? I have read some of Plato’s works and they sound like foolishness to me. For example, I have no good opinion of his ideal state that he described in “The Republic”. It seems to me that a person with good common sense would not have proposed such a thing. I have read some of his other works and they sounded like nonsense to me. So my assessment of Plato’s mind is not high. I think it is lacking in something very important. Yet a great many intellectuals down through the centuries (including St. Augustine) have been greatly influenced by Plato and his ideas have had a great impact on Western thought, including Christian thought. So what do I make of it all? Well, I can just see some egghead reading Plato, carefully digesting each word in wonder as if he were some kind of God, just because of Plato’s reputation as a great philosopher. In other words, the reader has no confidence in his own good sense, his own reason, refuses to think for himself, and absorbs it all as if it were holy script; never having the audacity to question it.

July 2016

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