The understanding of righteousness is defined in the Bible. You can start with the Ten Commandments, which most people have heard of even if they cannot name them, and move to a less well known list you could call the “works of the flesh”. Just reading it points out how out of the mainstream Christians are today.
(Gal 5:19-21 KJV) Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.In the mid 1900's this would have been accepted without the batting of an eye.
Our standards are changing and not for the better. If America rots away to nothing more than another society conquered by the socialist poison, part of the journey will involve rejecting this wall of righteousness.
(Proverbs 14:34 KJV) Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.There are still many people who believe this and live this way. I do not know if they are a majority in the country any more. I do know that they are very rare in the media, education and the government. If we are to continue to survive we will need to return to a standard of objective morality and not just what feels good.
Viva la middle class morality.
To be continued...
homo unius libri