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“You can’t legislate morality” – REALLY?
Posted by Clare
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A few weeks ago in response to the Newtown shootings, Wayne LaPierre, the vice-president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) went before the nation on Meet the Press and said this about gun control, “You can’t legislate morality.”  Really? Regardless of how you feel about gun control, Mr. LaPierre is wrong.

A few months ago, I was with a group of very bright college seniors and one of them made a similar statement about same-sex marriage, “You can’t legislate morality.”

“Of course, you can!” I said. “We legislate morality all the time and I think you’re happy we do and here’s why.”

Legislating Morality

Every single law in the U.S., in every state and every city, from laws against murder to leash laws for dogs is an attempt to legislate behavior. Every law is the result of a moral judgment by  the voters, a government body, a court or someone and dictates what you may not do, or must do and sets penalties for disobeying them. Therefore, every law is a moral law.

We’re actually glad there are laws against breaking into our homes, rape and defrauding us of our investments. We’re safer because there are traffic laws, property rights and the rights enshrined in the Constitution. The belief that you can’t legislate morality is an urban legend and a myth. It would be more accurate to say, “You can’t legislate morality perfectly or enforce it uniformly, or stop people from violating a law. And, it’s also fair to say that humans can’t legislate anyone’s attitudes or inner morality.

But, what about God? Can he “legislate” morality? (more…)

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Twelve Questions Every Thoughtful Christian Should Ask Themselves Annually
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Was I a good investment for God this year?

I’m serious!  Have you ever thought of your life as a love gift Jesus gave to the Father for the purpose of serving in his kingdom, both in this life as well as the next?

“And they sang a new song, saying:  “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.  You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”  Revelation 5:9-10

You were purchased by Jesus for a purpose beyond your personal, eternal salvation.  You and I are an investment of sorts and as such have a mission from God.  So, how are you doing? (more…)

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