with Karl Faase

New moral code

I love me

For generations in western democratic nations there was an agreed moral code that has centred around basic Christian ethics. It is the foundation to our legal system.

This has changed and a new moral code is emerging.

Authors David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons, in their book Good Faith, writes that there are new guiding principles. Here are four:

1. To find yourself, look within yourself

2. People should not criticise someone else's life choices

3. To be fulfilled in life, pursue the things you desire most

4. Enjoying yourself is the highest goal in life

We are so used to these principles we don't notice them anymore. But we need to see that this is a massive shift. We have moved from looking to a creator God as our central motivation, to focussing on ourselves.

Humanity now worships itself.

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