Notice today that everywhere you turn it seems that the lawless are demanding their “rights.” Right is defined in Webster’s 1828 Dictionary as “conformity to the will of God, or to His law, the perfect standard of truth and justice.”
Let me set the record straight: Rights come from God, the Ruler of mankind. Yet there are some who want privileges from the state to break the laws of the right-Giver. In their ignorance, they replace freedom with licentiousness.
Abraham Lincoln stated, “No law can give me the right to do what is wrong.” Yet today, you see those that are doing the wrong, contrary to the right-Giver.
For example, Barack Obama on Tuesday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom – which he described as “the highest civilian honor this country can bestow” – on retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who wrote a Supreme Court opinion arguing that a woman was exercising her “right” to “liberty” when she hired a doctor to kill her child through partial-birth abortion.
Corrupt judges giving privileges to commit crimes in the face of the right-Giver?
Women want the “right” and “free choice” to kill their babies in the womb, while ignoring the right-Giver who warned not to fornicate (sex before marriage) in 1 Corinthians 6:9. Note: 93 percent of abortions occur for social reasons.
Homosexuals say they are being discriminated against. By whom? They are subverted and condemned by their own hand. Why? Because they’ve set themselves against the right-Giver. The law does not discriminate against homosexuality; it only condemns it (Romans 1:24-27).
What of the illegal immigrants? The illegal immigrants in America demand the “right” to vote. They have no footing to demand anything in this country because they have not been given the “right” to break the law by coming to America illegally.
It has gone so far that now criminals in jail are demanding their “rights.” They want the “right” to tell the judge how to rule in their particular case. Did they not forfeit their rights when they broke the law? Yes, they did. They want the “right” to break the laws of our republic, a right they do not have. That’s why they have lost their freedom.
As Charles Montesquieu said, “Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.”
The Democrat does not have a “right” to break the law any more than a Republican has a “right” to break the law. They act as if we have two Constitutions. No wonder America is given man’s ten-thousand commandments – because some will not listen to God’s Ten Commandments.
Friends, right must always be right, truth must always be truth, and purity must always be purity. Right and wrong is a permanent fixture of morality that God established through the Ten Commandments that cannot be moved or shifted from their proper place.
You cannot bring right down to a lower level because others may want it lowered to fit their lawless lifestyle. It must be where it always is.
What, is crime to replace the law that produces liberty? That’s no good for any society. That produces bondage, not liberty. Do away with the law and you have no crime. Criminals love that mentality!
Right is right eternally, and cannot be wrong. You cannot lift up wrong and make it somewhat right.
We have all heard the lawless try to excuse themselves of doing that which is right, just and true by saying, “I was born this way” or, “I just can’t help myself!” This is very specious, but utterly false.
Man’s inability is not the kind which removes responsibility. Sin is moral, not physical. Never fall into the error that moral inability will be an excuse for sin (lawlessness – 1 John 3:4).
What, when a man becomes such a liar that he cannot speak the truth, is he thereby exempted from the duty of truthfulness because he “cannot help himself”?
If your employee owes you a day of labor, is he free from the duty because he has made himself so drunk that he cannot serve you?
Is a man freed from debt by the fact that he has spent the money, and therefore cannot pay it?
Is a lustful man free to indulge his passions because he cannot understand the beauty of morality? “After all,” he says, “I was born this way.”
This is dangerous doctrine, America. The law is a just one, and man is bound by it though his sin has rendered him incapable of doing so.