The tendency to follow the crowd and satisfy ourselves, in high or low ways, is always with us. Three examples from today's New York Times:
David Blankenhorn, who was opposed to same-sex marriage not because the Bible teaches that it's wrong but because social science data show that children do better when cared for by a mom and dad, recanted his opposition. Intellectual arguments do not save us.
A jury found Jerry Sandusky guilty of sexually abusing 10 boys. Football does not save us.
Another jury found Monsignor William Lynn, a former cardinal's aide, guilty of covering up sexual abuse by priests under his supervision. He's the first senior official of the Roman Catholic Church to be convicted. The Church does not save us.
Only Christ saves us, through faith. Only the Bible authoritatively teaches us what's right and wrong. Our Redeemer gives us true hope.