Even if everyone is doing it. . .

In a world of changing views, it can be hard to remain true to God’s laws.

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Remember the popular response to “All my friends are doing it!”? “If all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you?” Similarly in today’s world, it’s not just teens that are making decisions to follow the crowd, potentially in ways that are not for the best.

Adults, teens and children are facing situations where they may question some of their deepest held beliefs or opinions because of peer or other kinds of pressures. However, just because everyone else seems to be doing it, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good idea.

Right is right and wrong is wrong even when the world says otherwise

Based on religion, common sense, the “golden rule,” proper research or from experience, we can know the difference between right and wrong. In religion, for instance, the Ten Commandments do not change. Most would even agree that killing, stealing, lying or committing adultery is wrong. However, the world is blurring the lines of right and wrong, making a clear choice difficult. Justifying and rationalizing are common culprits of making right seem wrong and wrong seem right. Regardless of the views of the world, right is still right and wrong is still wrong.

Written by Wendy Jessen
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