How to differentiate between right, wrong and…different

I feel like everyday, the line between right and wrong is blurring. Things I was taught were wrong as a child is now acceptable by majority and…there is always an explanation, that usually makes sense.

Sometimes, it becomes increasingly difficult to differentiate. Is this right, wrong or just different? Is it possible that wrong can become ‘just different’?

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Some have resorted to just accepting whatever the law of the land says is right as right and whatever it says is wrong as wrong. However, humans just like me and you, make these laws and sometimes they do not seek God before they do. If a law is passed (like it was in the time of Moses), that all male children below 2 years old should be killed, would that make the killing of children right?

So, who can we really depend on to tell us what is right, what is wrong and what is just different?

God.

Remember Paul in the Bible, who was persecuting Christians? He genuinely thought what he was doing was right…until he had an encounter with God who turned him around.

Remember Peter in the Bible, who would not associate with non-Jews initially? What happened? God showed him in a dream to preach to, and be accepting of people who were not Jews because He died for them as well.

Some others say God must have changed His mind about certain things. But does God change His mind? No. The Bible says that He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

In fact, He goes on to say this in second timothy chapter two verse nineteen

“But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: The Lord knows those who are His,” and ” All who belong to the Lord must turn away from evil.”

Does this mean what I think it means? Does this mean that God’s standards never change no matter how much we try to explain it away? Absolutely.

So if sometimes, you ever get confused about anything at all…go to the word and ask God to show you what is truth…His truth which is the ultimate.

Apart from knowing the truth, we need to also ask God and see from His word how to treat people who do not believe as we do.

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