We live in a mixed up society--and that is putting it mildly--a nation that mocks God while it places fallible, corrupt men on pedestals. The words of the prophet Isaiah ring as true today as they did when he preached them to the idol-worshipping, materialistic people of Judah:
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
Isaiah 5:20 (New International Version)
How is this society different from the materialistic idolaters of Judah?? We aren't. We worship stuff and bank accounts. Instead of worshipping our holy God--the Creator and sustainer, we adore fallible men. To illustrate this, consider the resolution--Resolution 600--that a congresswoman from Texas is trying to pass--a resolution that, according to Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, would honor Michael Jackson as "someone who will be honored forever and forever and forever and forever and forever." http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090708/ap_on_go_co/us_michael_jackson_congress
Only God should be honored forever and forever and forever and forever and forever.
She wants a resolution to be passed in our government that would bestow honor on Michael Jackson forever--while this same government has repeatedly tried to remove God from all facets of our society. This resolution should sicken and appal anyone who calls himself or herself a Christian.
I urge you to contact your state representatives to encourage a rejection of this resolution.