Ethics and Morality

August 17, 2007

“Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord’…and I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me you who practice lawlessness.'” – Matthew 7:22-23

The New York Times ran a front-page article on the life of strippers in Las Vegas. It seems they have heated up the controversy on stripper etiquette and whether it is right or wrong for them to engage in prostitution. One stripper even said she would never engage in prostitution because she “had God in her life.” I wonder what God thinks of that.

We all have moral values, but are they the right moral values? The fact is, everyone has a moral philosophy – some code of right and wrong. Most believe passionately in their code–even the mafia. In ancient Israel when the people turned from God, the Bible says each man did what was right in his own eyes. That is America today. All kinds of evil are rationalized in the process. God may be given lip service, but His Word on morality is ignored.

The greatest moral philosophy is found in Jesus and in God’s Word. Ignore this and you’ll be amazed at what you’ll find yourself justifying.