The culture in the UK is becoming more and more different from years past. Our Christian faith and values have been under attack for years and we have become a nation shaped by an anti-Christian approach. Under the guise of diversity and tolerance we have failed to pass onto our children and grandchildren the most important truth that should shape our society and the world we live in.
Many see the changes as progress and development but in reality our society is free falling into spiritual darkness and a confused culture. We have a generation searching for answers in the wrong places. The English definition for the word culture is: ‘the sum of attitudes, customs and beliefs that distinguish one group of people from another, through language, material, objects, ritual, institutions and art, from one generation to the next’. What we are passing on to the next generation is a culture damaged by an ‘anything goes attitude as long as it makes one happy’. We have changed laws to accommodate what the Bible calls sin in the attempt to make it acceptable in our culture. There is a higher law that cannot be changed by a government vote or pressure minority group. The Word of the Lord stands forever and cannot be adapted to legitimise acts that God calls immoral or wicked. God’s love and mercy towards us all is so amazing. He does not condemn or judge us harshly but offers His mercy and grace as well as the power to change. We need to return once again to God and allow His Word to shape our lives, our ways and our culture.
The Bible says; ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children, talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. (Before you sleep and when you wake – last thing at night and first thing in the morning) Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and your gates’. We have removed from our homes, our schools and our laws what is meant to define and shape our culture. It’s time to return and reclaim our lost spiritual heritage. What will we pass on to the next generation? A society shaped by immorality, false gods and spiritual darkness without clear guidelines of what is right or wrong in the sight of God, or a culture that is shaped by the Word of God and acceptable in His sight. Study the Bible for yourself and you will see that a lost generation is caused by man seeking to do what seems right in his own eyes.
The Bible says ‘Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened’. If we seek God and his ways and teach them to our children and grandchildren we will see a culture that is shaped by the things that are right in God’s eyes. Seek the Lord and you will find Him.