There is a mentality out there, the “I’m okay, you’re okay” mentality. The “anything” is permissible mentality. The “nobody’s perfect” mentality. The end result is that sin is dismissed, excused, condoned, allowed, accepted, encouraged, supported and even promoted. If one dares to quote scripture or claim that there is a better way to live, they are accused of “judging” others. The “all paths lead to God” mentality. The “everyone is saved” mentality.
These people are quick to tell you how “religious” they are, how many times they have supposedly read the Bible and how many times per week they attend “church”. Basically they are quite “religious” but wouldn’t know the Lord if He walked right up to them. They are spiritually bankrupt. The Bible relates how Jesus talked with the Sadducees and Pharisees and their blatant hypocrisy. It’s funny that those who can tell you vividly how many times they have read the Bible haven’t a clue what it really means. It’s sort of like seeing a neighbor daily, saying hello yet not having a clue what their name is, what they like to eat, how many family members they have, where they work nor even where they grew up.
It’s all a matter of perspective really. You can look at how “great” you are or how great God is. You can think about how much or how little you have or how much God has. You can think about how your standard is or how God’s standard is. You can think about what you want or what God wants. You can think about your future by yourself or your future in Christ. The Bible tells us that we can do “nothing” without God. The Bible also tells us that His ways are NOT our ways. Our day is 24 hours, His day is as a thousand years. Clearly, He is very different from us. Clearly, His ways are very different from ours. He is God and we are not.
Going back to the book of Genesis, we see that God created everything from nothing. Even today with all of our technology, we cannot create anything from nothing. Our “science” is even struggling with making copies that are exact. Science has experienced that cloning has undesirable genetic consequences. In short, even our attempts at playing God have failed miserably. Is it any wonder that the Bible tells us that man is exceedingly wicked? Is it any wonder that the Bible tells us that God’s ways are NOT our ways? Is it any wonder that the Bible tells us that we can do “nothing” without God?
How many instances can you name of people accepting Christ’s free gift when things are going well? When there is plenty of money with which to pay all of the bills? When we feel great and our health is never better? When all of the automobiles and appliances are running smoothly? When there are no natural nor man-made “disasters”? When everything in the home is working well? When the weather is great? When our employment is phenomenal, our paycheck sufficient, our job secure and our employer understanding of everything?