Truth, Lie, Right, Wrong, Good, Evil

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    A lie doesn’t become truth just because the majority accepts it.

    Moses left Israel at the bottom of Mount Sinai and went to get the law from God. After Moses had been gone for some time the people became impatient and decided that they would make them “gods”. Aaron had them bring him their gold and they melted it down and formed it into a golden calf. They then exalted the golden calf and said, “These be thy gods, O Israel, which brough thee up out of the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 32:1-4) The vast majority of the people believed this concept and fell in line with the false gods that Aaron and the people made for them. However, A lie didn’t become truth just because a majority believed it. God very quickly let them know that He was in control and that the calf was not their God.

    Wrong doesn’t become right just because it is accepted by a majority.

    Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were Godly Jews living in captivity to a foreign, wicked nation. The king (Nebuchadnezzar) commanded that when he played music, all of the people were to bow down and worship his golden image. When Nebuchadnezzar played his music, all of the people, nations, and languages fell down and worshipped the image (Daniel 3:7). Everyone except Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Wrong didn’t become right just because it was accepted by a majority. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were the only ones willing to stand for what was right in the face of the multitude of wrong people.

    Evil doesn’t become good just because it is accepted by a majority.

    Israel was in Egyptian captivity and Egypt began to become concerned about the quickly growing population of their captors. They commanded that every son that was born was to be cast into the river. One mother was not willing to follow the majority. This mother took her son when he was born and hid him. When it got to the point that she was struggling to keep him hidden, she put him in the river in a basket to hide him even longer. This mother went to extreme lengths risking her life and the lives of those around her in order to do what was right. This was the mother of Moses (Exodus 1-2). Evil doesn’t become good just because it is accepted by a majority.

    Our world is filled with distortions to truth, right, good, and evil. It is often the case in our world that the majority will stand for something false and call it truth. It is often the case that the majority in our world will take something evil and portray it as innocent or even righteous. God is the one who determines truth, right, wrong, good and evil. God is the final authority. A majority of people refusing His authority will not change the fact that He is in control. A majority of people rejecting His authority will not change the coming judgment where all will be brought to light. We must be sure that our truth is true, our right is His right, our good is His good.

    Exodus 32:2 says, “Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil.”