The Day America Told The Truth

August 27, 2009

“…every man did what was right in his own eyes.” – Judges 17:6

In the book, The Day America Told The Truth, Patterson and Kim found that in every region of the country, 90% of the people believe in God.

But, when they asked them how they made up their mind on issues of right and wrong, they found that people do not turn to God or religion to help them decide about moral issues of the day. They concluded, “There is absolutely no moral consensus at all.”

In other words, people believe there is a God but He has no relevance to their everyday life.

True belief in God is about trust and obedience. We trust Him to know and want the best for us, so we obey His command and His word. It’s radically counter-cultural, but it’s the best way to live.

Having Jesus as Lord means loving God enough to trust and obey Him, and loving your neighbor as yourself. It connects God with morality in a way that is good for all.