Many non-believers do not like standards. They hate moral standards, artistic standards and cultural standards. The reason they do not like standards is because standards cause judgment. Most non-believers do not want to be judged. I agree with an article in Investment Business Daily by Dennis Prager. He suggests that if some art it is better than others, your art may be judged inferior. Therefore, all art must be equal. The same is true of people. Thus equal income for everyone.

As I read the article it made me realize why non-believers and many progressives do not want the Bible, Judeo-Christian principles or the original constitution of the U. S. They do not want to believe in a God, because, if they did, that would bring judgment and no one wants to be judged for anything they do. If everyone is doing it; it must be okay to do it.

Romans 12:3 – “ For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.”
The Bible gives us standards to live by. No one wants to feel inferior and no one should. However, many will not tolerate free speech. If you disagree with them, they may believe you think you are smarter or just not informed. They do not want to hear what a Christian thinks or believes.

The Bible tells us that we are to have a healthy self-esteem but we must not over estimate ourselves. The Bible tells us the importance of being humble because of our commitment to Christ. We must never allow ourselves to become self-righteous.

God has given each believer a standard of faith to measure ourselves and that standard is Christ. We are to measure ourselves according to our relationship to Christ. If Christ were our standard we would never have to worry about being humble.

Many believe that the standards Christians live by are in a way is judging how they live. This is a major reason the world hates Christians. John 15:18–21 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.”

The Bible says a person was either of the world or of Christ. There was no in between. When John was writing this Gospel, Christians were being persecuted because of the name of Christ.

Authorities could only ask if you were a Christian and if you answered yes, you could be punished by death. Jesus told His followers what they might expect. He told His disciples that the world would hate them. We are seeing more hatred toward Christianity than we have seen in centuries. A mature Christian replaces hate with love. It is a love than only God can give. The world suspects people who are different and non-conformists. A true Christian does not conform to the world’s way.

You may have no idea how hateful many people are who do not believe in Jesus Christ. Under no circumstance do they want to be judged for what they do. If they believed there was a God who promises hell to the sinner, they would absolutely not believe it nor would they change their life-style.

Most of our schools have taken God, the Bible and Judeo-Christians principles out of the class room. They realize that those three require an obedient life and standards to live by. Thus, they create standards and judgments. Rejecting standards there is judgment and a need for punishments. They think no one should be judged or punished. Everyone must be treated equally. They have replaced God with government. With governments help, why would they need a God?

John 7:7b – “but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil.”

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