We’ve Lost Perspective


My life is my own and it is my right to live it anyway of my choice.               So the Bill of Rights was introduced.

It is my car and it is my right to drive fast.    So speed limits were introduced.

Seat belts make me uncomfortable and it is my right not to wear it.    So seat belt laws were introduced.

It’s my life and my right to smoke anywhere no matter that the other person has a right to breathe clean air.    So no-smoking laws were introduced.

It is my right to drink.   So drinking limits were introduced.

It is my belief my drinking does not affect my driving.   So DUI laws were introduced.

It is my right to act stupid and not be self governing. Therefore everyone else has to accommodate me and also protect me.   So a myriad of laws were introduced to force people to live competently.

Since it is my right to drink and be stupid, then we must now have laws that make it a felony to participate in hazing. After all,  we the people are not smart enough to just not drink to begin with!

Proverbs 9:6  “Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.”

It is worth noting that the Mosaic Law (the most complex and burdensome set of laws ever given to a people in the history of the world) was given to Israel for one main reason: Israel had been in captivity for 400 years and literally didn’t know how to go to the bathroom without being told! So needless to say they couldn’t possibly govern their lives or manage a community.

Pastor Ray

Thought for the Week

William Penn said men must be govern by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.

Welcome to tyranny!