The other day I saw a comment on Facebook that went something like this,
“I don’t believe in morals. Morals were made by the Elite to keep control over the lesser-minded.”
I didn’t reply on Facebook, but mentally I responded,
So why do you wear clothes?
Why do you drive the speed limit?
Why are there jails, prisons, and courthouses?
Why do we have a police force?
Why do you stop at a red light?
Why do you get angry when a drunk driver crashes into your car?
And the answer is, because all of these things are either morally right or morally wrong. The laws of our country are based on morals. It is wrong to kill or kidnap someone, because it is morally wrong. When someone does something wrong, they need to be punished. If there were no morals, there would no laws, no law enforcement, no government(because when you vote for someone, you believe they are morally right), and this country would in a state of anarchy and chaos. Anything goes. Nothing is ‘wrong’. We all do what is right in our own eyes, regardless of what anyone else thinks.
I also thought, “Who are the Elite? Who are the lesser-minded? Who decides who is the Elite and who is the lesser?” What if I believe I am an Elite and you believe I am a lesser? Who decides? What defines a lesser and an Elite? What sets them apart and gives the Elite power over the lessers?
So, I present to you a picture. There are no morals, no laws, no government. The country is in a state of chaos and anarchy. Crime, murder, and rape are an everyday part of life. No one can stop it. It is a fight of survival every single day.
Then there is a group of people who decide they don’t want to live this way anymore. They don’t want to live in fear of being murdered or kidnapped every day. They stand up and tell everyone they are now in charge of everything, and they name themselves The Elite. Everyone else is a lesser. They instigate a law enforcement system and make laws against crime, murder, and rape. It is now WRONG to do these things. It wasn’t before. Why? Because no one said they were wrong.
Now, one of two things can happen. The ‘lessers’ could either comply, accept the new system, and obey the new laws. Or… they could revolt, kill the Elite, and go back to their chaotic ways.
Which do you think it more likely to happen?
What would you do if someone marched into your home and told you everything you were doing is now deemed wrong? You’ll tell them to get out of your house and leave you alone.
Luckily, this never happened. There is no Elite. There are no lessers. We are all created equal and we were all born under the law. What law?
The Law of God. His Ten Commandments. And every single commandment and law you will find is based on one of these two Commandments.
“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”
“Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Matthew 22: 37 & 39)
I am so glad that we have a God Who, in His infinite wisdom, knew we could not handle such matters as these on our own, and stepped in to provide us with a perfect Law, that cannot be disputed.