“If IT’S THE LAW It Must Be GOOD!” Hmm… Really?

"If IT’S THE LAW It Must Be GOOD!" Hmm… Really?

“If IT’S THE LAW It Must Be GOOD!” Hmm… Really?

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Frank explains why the law is a great teacher. Laws teach because many people think whatever is legal is moral and whatever is illegal is immoral. Laws about slavery and abortion are examples of this.

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23 thoughts on ““If IT’S THE LAW It Must Be GOOD!” Hmm… Really?

  1. Jose Trevino

    Exodus 32
    1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
    2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.
    3 And all the people broke off their golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.
    4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
    5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, Tomorrow is a feast to the Lord.
    6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
    7 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves:
    8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
    9 And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiff necked people:
    10 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.
    11 And Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, Lord, Why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou has besought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?
    12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.
    13 Remember Abraham, Issac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou sworest by thine own self, and saidest unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever.
    14 And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.
    15 And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.
    16 And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.
    17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.
    18 And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.
    19 And it came to pass, as soon as he came near unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and broke them beneath the mount.
    20 And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.
    21 And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?
    22 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.
    23 For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
    24 And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.
    25 And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies)
    26 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord’s side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves unto him.
    27 And he said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.
    28 And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
    29 For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves to day to the Lord, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.
    30 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the Lord; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.
    31 And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.
    32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin-;and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.
    33 And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.
    34 Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.
    35 And the Lord plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  2. Thomas Jeffries

    I have a friend who thinks that marijuana is the most horrendous thing ever but he drinks alcohol with no hesitation. I'm not advocating for either but I think it's insane to hate a drug that gives people the munchies but accept a drug that has caused the deaths of uncounted innocent families on the road and has caused uncounted domestic abuse victims including the death of children. But, the law says alcohol is good and marijuana is bad, so….
    Side note, I'm addicted to one of the most addictive drugs in the world but my church still offers it in the lobby before Sunday morning service. Sometimes we even have flavors like Hazelnut and English Toffee.

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  3. Desmond Bishop

    No. War changed the way people think of slavery. We make laws, laws don't make us. And worry about weed a little louder, I don't think you made clear how much you know about it.

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  4. Sarah Leyva

    We just re-packaged slavery and called them prisoners. They built our railroads, the majority of our roads, and are still continuously used for dangerous or high physical labor. States and local gov repackaged slavery as a free labor force they use and abuse to bring in federal funding. Sorry; didn’t want anyone to think we actually ended slavery

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  5. Julian Rojas

    but what if it’s medical?

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  6. TheRealTenTigers

    There is nothing wrong with marijuana. One of the few points I disagree with him on. That is an example of an UNJUST law. It is 100% based on lies and misinformation. Anything can become an idol. Anything can be abused. But to defend the position of marijuana criminalization and try to justify it with the Bible is abhorrent. If this is Satan's kingdom, and that's the devil's lettuce, why not legalize it like alcohol? Marijuana is illegal in EVERY state until it comes of the list of controlled substances. Marijuana being legal is a lie unto itself.

    "And God said, Behold, I have given you EVERY herb bearing seed, which upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." Genesis c1 v29And while we are on the topic of what God said, let us read what God said about unjust laws like marijuana laws that are based in lies and directly target the poor and minorities…"Woe to those who enact unjust statutes and issue oppressive decrees,to deprive the poor of fair treatment

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  7. Rafael Alejandre Chaidez

    trueeeeeee

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  8. Michael G

    God said slavery was ok in the Old Testament.

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  9. Chance Chopp

    I'm very tired of the arguments between Christians.
    I mean, im in canada and we legalized weed awhile ago.
    And I'm just a pretty bad Christian, so hey
    You guys all make me feel bad about myself. Discouraging my faith not encouraging.
    And in this era I think we have all seen that to signal you virtue is only truly to announce you are bereft of any.

    Living it is hard, so beware full who you cast your stones at.

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  10. Lee

    Legalizing Marijuana would be a good thing because of all of its medical benefits and it's been proven to reduce drug use of other drugs and even reduce the use of alcohol.

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  11. Darkhorse6

    Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  12. PeanutAnd JessySmith

    When you smoke anything you're forcing your poison on everyone around you. This doesn't matter outside, but what about people who smoke in their house?

    The point I'm getting at is, an entire generation became addicted to cigarettes and subjected their families to excessive amounts of second hand poison(smoke) in the car, in the home, even in restaurants not that long ago.

    Why would pot be any different? Make them vape it or something if we must legalize it.

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  13. Gerald Fly

    You are wrong about why the Civil War happened. The impetus for the Civil War was not slavery rather it was about state sovereignty. Go read with Abraham Lincoln himself said. The Civil War was eventually cloaked in “slavery“ to give it the moral justification it needed to receive wide spread acceptance.

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  14. Eric

    And what exactly is wrong with marijuana? Frank is a twisted individual

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  15. Qeylis

    Drug prohibition is not moral.

    I will preface this with a disclaimer. I have never used any illegal drug, nor do I want to.

    The drug war has created armies (called cartels). It has destabilized our neighbors to the south. It has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths, many if which were torture. It has cost the US billions upon billions of dollars.

    And here is the result. At the beginning of drug prohibition, the addiction rate was 4%. Today, it is 4%. All that death. All that money. All for absolutely nothing.

    In the 1920's, we tried this same experiment, except with alcohol. It had the exact same result. It created massive, murderous gangs that are still famous to this day. Yet alcohol use stayed exactly the same.

    Some moral things are not the job of government. Some things are the job of the church. The church should tell us not to do these things, and I'd agree. The government should not have anything to do with it, whatsoever.

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  16. CC Carter

    Don't agree with the statement that pot is bad. God put 6 pounds in His Holy oil and blessed people with it. So are you saying that God is wrong?…… Also it was legal until around 1939 and there was no trouble having it or using it. It used to be illegal to not grow it if you had land to grow it on. They used it for taxes.

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  17. Lisa Love Ministry

    The LORD helped changed attitudes, God’s grace. The fallen world will continue to fall until the day of the LORD.
    Matthew 24:24

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  18. Calvin I

    The Law didn’t change people’s mind ins slavery. They knew it was evil and abhorrent the law just made it harder to get away with it. It is a false statement that slavery was recognized as evil when the Law said it was evil.

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  19. jaco kruger

    The bible say to obey the law of the land, bible also say that God gave the law, so is the law right today?…

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  20. Anderson De Miranda

    Wish The Netherlands had a guy like this

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  21. Tim Feeds

    Dr how are we less religious today than the past but have better morals? If good morals derive from god/religion why was god not enough to clearly see slavery as immoral when people were more religious. Instead it took a civil war and laws being placed. Maybe they followed exodus 21 from the inspired word of gawd?

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  22. parker barefoot

    Turek is awesome. His ministry is amazing, so thankful. I do disagree about marijuana. Nobody talks about the destruction, legal psych meds, have. Myself, plus others I know, have had the worst affects. The movie, Reefer Madness, is more applicable to psych meds. I support marijuana bc it only thing that balances me properly. The biggest issue with marijuana is how most people use it. I don't even like smoking with people. 1-4 puffs a day is all anybody needs. I don't drink coffee. Wine on Sabbath, sometimes. Wine is less and less. I can see myself going without it. Marijuana has no business being compared to poison ivy. Everything has a function. Humans are only creatures allergic to p. Ivy. It's probably a safety mechanism for animal sake. It's not for everybody, some people it helps them be more sober minded. A little goes a long way. It's way too frowned upon in some circles. Way to glorified in others. God did make it. I don't think the therapeutic affect was an accident. I've taken psych meds, wanted to kill myself. Doctor said that's okay, that particular med just didn't work well. Gave me a different brand, hoping that worked well. And it did exactly same. Went through over 5 types of psych meds, they all made me go ultra crazy, and everybody is fine with that. Majority of Christians look right past that, bc it came from doctor. Man can not do what God can. That plant does everything doctors say their pills will do. But if you actually enjoy your medicine, then it's not medicine?? You can't hate it, and it work-but that's what everyone is expecting. People are throwing scripture, which I don't find very relevant.

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply
  23. Joker Joker

    i think the word slavery is different from the bible versus the slavery that happened in america or somewhere else. in the bible, if you know God – you will look after your slave as God loves you. slaves will be part of your family. versus what happened in america or somewhere – who sold those slave at the first place? why hurt them or put them in chain if they are not doing something bad, is that the teaching of Jesus?

    September 18, 2022 at 9:19 pm Reply

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