Is it wise or foolish when a politician or anyone who makes a choice to change his religious beliefs regarding “Values of Moral Teaching: Freedom, Choice and Truth.” on our paths in life?
I read a great blog post named Power pop that gives background information about song artists performances and verses about a song titled “Losing My Religion” that contained the following verses,
“I’m choosing my confessions
and Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you”
These verses reminded me of numerous politicians who over time have changed their positions and/or religious beliefs or values on controversially political issues such as gay marriage, abortion, etc. etc.
The same applies to people we have known who similar choices to perhaps please someone or themselves, or to obtain pleasure, or even to obtain power during their paths in life.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate ancient proverbs and the story of King Solomon in the Bible to discern this question.
Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So, you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. (Proverb 3:3-4)
For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them; but whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster. (Proverb 1:32-33)
What’s My Point?
Anyone familiar with the story of King Solomon may understand how in his youth God blessed him after he asked God for wisdom to lead his people. Then later in life his vanity drove him to change the teachings of his faith on a foolish endeavor to believe he was as wise as his Maker which resulted in foolish choices on his path in life.
In My Opinion
I searched the internet and found an article which seems to address the issue that contained some of the following explanations of the question of this issue. Excerpts
“we become what we choose.”
“There is no true freedom except in the service of what is good and just. The choice to disobey and do evil is an abuse of freedom and leads to “the slavery of sin”.
“That which is chosen not only changes the world around the chooser, but changes the person who makes the choice.”
Read the Source links below
Will you vote for a politician who changed their religious values to “gain favor” of your votes.
Is the following Ecclesiastes verse written in the later part of King Solomon’s life a confession of the foolish choice he made and a warning we should discern the reasons why we make choices to change our moral values on our paths in life.
“Vanity of vanities, all is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:2). .
Regards and goodwill blogging.
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