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Morality, Sin and the American Church

August 30, 2016

Sin, Morality and the American Church

Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Musings on Morality, Sin and the American Church

There is a fear I have for our culture. We have lost our moral compass. A compass does not tell you where you are or where you are going, in fact makes no value judgments at all and offers no advice, it just points north. Once you know where north is, it is assumed that you have the skills to navigate from that fixed position. To lose ones’ moral compass is to lose a consistent point of reference and without such a marker, we find ourselves wandering, circling and getting more lost with each step we take.

Our culture has lost its north. Our churches have lost their north. America was founded on a Christian ideal that gained its “self-evident” assumptions from the authority of Scripture. When the seminaries began to question that authority from the inside, the culture followed by questioning Scriptural…

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