I was reading an article on the Moral Statistics of the People of Canada, and became deeply concerned. The statistics covered Canadians’ opinions regarding topics like marriage, euthanasia, and so on. Depending on how the statistics were obtained and interpreted, perhaps the outcome could have been more reassuring. Unfortunately, they were likely all too close to reality.
Canada’s laws and values were originally founded upon the Judeo /Christian principles of the Bible intermingled with a blend of European governmental and social statutes, which are not necessarily cohesive to Biblical principles; however, since the cultural and moral revolution of the sixties, the Canadian people have been floundering with their identity and values.
Consequently a breakdown of social and moral stability has plagued our nation resulting in a mass confusion regarding what is right and wrong, to say the least. This has affected not only our laws, education, and freedoms, but has made us vulnerable to aggressive and even hostile views that have been attempting for some time to penetrate our beautiful nation from both within and without. True, there was need for certain reforms and changes, but typically the pendulum has swung too far. So what is the moral compass?
Doubtless, the graceless attitudes and judgments that became strongholds in our land, which are contrary to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the New Testament, needed changing . Still the Laws and Commands of God have not and will not change regardless of government legislation or social opinion. What this means is that when each of us stand before God Almighty to give an account to Him for our lives, it will not be my opinion, your opinion, the society’s, or the government’s that God will be judging us by.
It will be by His Word. King Solomon, after taking huge liberties outside the laws of God due to his presumptuous and indulgent behavior (which caused the split of the nation and its eventual downfall) wrote this, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil.” Ecclesiastes 12:13-14.
This is the moral compass for all people, for all time.