1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. His contractor was sorry to see such a good employee go, and asked him if he would build just one last house as a personal favor. The carpenter agreed but his heart was not in it. He resorted to bad workmanship and using cheap materials.
There is an amazing story written in the “Times of London” some years back of a Hungarian soldier who was not long ago released from a Russian hospital. Andras Tamas does not speak Russian, so his doctors and fellow patients—who recently learned that the “gibberish” he rarely spoke was actually Hungarian—have been unable to communicate with him. He fought for the Germans during World War II, was captured by the Soviet army, imprisoned, and then shuffled to a psychiatric hospital. That was in 1947. He had been there for 53 years. Giles Whittell of The Times reports:
Last week I contended that the problem within the Church is that we have become so familiar with the Gospel that we have forgotten its power. But what is the Gospel exactly? Where does it reach and what is the extent of its effect?
So how then as a Church should we go about righting the wrong? Is it time to storm Parliament and to push for more legislative protection for Biblical morals? What should our course of action be as the Church now?
One commenter (who obviously wishes to remain anonymous) answered the questions much how I was planning to. In brief summation, their answers were:
As I indicated in the first post of this series, traditional Biblical morality has declined in Australia to the point that many of the truths we have taken for granted are being removed from under us. We are told that what is in the womb is not a baby, but simply a blob of tissue—a “potential human.” Progressives are seeking to redefine the term marriage, and with it the definition of a family is shifting again.
How did we end up in this situation? We need to define the problem before we can craft a solution.