Choosing A Standard

Eccl. 1:9

What are values? Values are our core beliefs that shape everything we do in life.

Forty years ago, there was almost universal agreement about what was true, what was right and what was wrong. That didn't mean everybody did it -- they didn't. But at least when they did wrong, they knew they were doing wrong. They chose. They said, "I know this is wrong, but I'm going to do it anyway." And they would do it. However, there was no disagreement about what was right or wrong or what was true.

Today it's very different. We have an entire generation of young people and children who don't even know the difference between right and wrong. There are parts of our society that say "There's no such thing as right and wrong. What may be right for you; may be wrong for me. What may be right for me; may be wrong for you." So there are no standards by which you can evaluate your life and behavior.

I. The Cause: We have embraced three very destructive philosophies that have replaced truth in our society.

III. THE CURE: rebuild the foundation of our life.