11-1-2016 Worthless Opinion Polls

“Do not be wise in your own opinion” (Romans 12:16 NKJV), or, “wise in yourselves.”  “Polls” used to be called “Opinion Polls,” because there was no established fact in them.  Unproven “opinions” mean nothing of significance outside the 1000 or so people who have been asked for their opinion.  Being “wise in your own opinion,” and directly contradicting God’s command, is done every time “opinion polls” are reported by Media as if these speak for an entire population of hundreds of millions!  The only Poll that matters is when the living, citizenry’s votes are protected, and counted. Jewish leaders “sought false testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but found none” (Matthew 26:59-60 NKJV). Hearing two “false witnesses,” they were asked, “’What do you think? They answered and said, ‘He is deserving of death’” (Matthew 26:66 NKJV).  Accepting an “opinion poll” as fact crucified Jesus Christ!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#false-witness, #opinion-polls, #polls

This is Just A Minute Another week another…

This is Just-A-Minute. Another week, another poll; Harris, Gallup, the Pew Forum; our generation craves to bend in the breeze of public opinion. Search the cities and scour the countryside. Where is there a man or woman who will stand on their principles unmoved from their convictions? Who will stand in the gaping hole and stem the tide of filth and uncleanness? In Noah’s day there were only eight saved in the ark; today a rowboat would do. In Lot’s day his wife looked back and became a pillar of salt; today we would be up to our necks in salt. In a day when internet sites connect whoring couples and perverseness is paraded as gay pride, why does God permit it to endure? Is the end of God’s patience in sight? Woe to the wicked and godless, who revel in lust and feast on licentiousness while judgment awaits. Only in Jesus is there hope.

#gay-ride, #just-a-minute, #polls

Societal Acceptance is not God’s Will

I am always dismayed when I hear of society falling back spiritually. Moral decline in the world today is no longer incremental. It is in pure free-fall.

A school system in Alabama wants to change its policies so gender boundaries will be removed from what people wear. Like everything else in society, this is derived from a fear of being sued.

A lawyer recently addressed a school board where he:

“cited a case in Atlanta in which a male employee of the Georgia Assembly’s Office of Legislative Counsel was fired in 2007 after wearing women’s clothing to work.”

SIGH

When my children asked why ridiculous rules existed in schools or in society, my answer was always the same. Somewhere along the way, someone was afraid of getting sued. Our entire society is being ruled by paranoid political correctness.

While the culture is traveling down the wormhole to hell and increasingly bizarre behavior is being rewarded, we must never think that God cares what they think. Before time and culture even existed, God had already decided what He believed and would accept (Psalm 119:89).

God’s Word will never conform to culture. We can burrow deeper and deeper into the slime but God will never follow us. We must not even “think beyond what is written” (1 Corinthians 4:6). If God didn’t approve it in Scripture, then it will never be approved (Colossians 3:17).

Today, we live under the law of the New Testament (Hebrews 9), not American law. God has NEVER taken a public opinion poll and He will never consult us for what we want (Exodus 20:3). We cannot change God or sway him to our side. God doesn’t need our opinions because He knows everything (1 John 3:20; Acts 17:25).

Truth be told, even in heaven there isn’t any discussion of the issues. God the Father is always the final voice (John 14:10; 16:13). If Jesus and the Holy Spirit can’t alter’s God’s mind, why do we think we will?

We must follow God, not men. End of story.

#law, #morality, #opinions, #polls