Something occurred to me today. I have been reading and hearing a lot of people talk about the lack of personal responsibility. The study of Nehemiah talked about me taking responsibility for my sin, and accepting the consequences of my sins. It got me to thinking how did we get to this type of attitude? It started with the invention of the Theory of Evolution, continued with the humanistic movement, and established by the institution of the Nanny/entitlement state policies of FDR.
Scientists like Stephen Gould and Dr. Freud latched onto evolution because they were desperate to believe there was no God, and thus we humans were not accountable to how we lived our lives. They believed this theory released them from any responsibility of the way they lived. They believed they were free, and turned evolution from a theory, to a philosophy, then to a religion. There is no scientific data to support evolution, just misinterpretations and misrepresentations, and invented sub-theories to explain the unexplainable. Instead of freeing them, they became trapped and sounded like intellectual morons.
This lead to a humanistic view of man, that man is basically good in their very nature. I believe that this humanistic view then lead to the policies of a nanny government. They seemed to believe that since man is basically good, then the government of men should take of everyone. Over the last 80 years this has turned the people of the US into a mindset of irresponsibility and entitlement (never mind that the government is setting a poor example by using the policy of deficit spending). People irresponsibly took on home loans, credit card debt and auto loans they couldn’t afford, and they expect all of us to pay for their mistakes.
God holds me responsible for my sins. He provided a way for us to have that debt paid. It is my responsibility to express our gratitude by not only giving Him worship, praise and the glory He deserves, but also living my life as a responsible person of the Kingdom. I should be setting an example for the unbeliever by living with self-control in all aspects of my life, not just on Sundays. This is an area I need to focus on and turn into a lifestyle