First, I am a sinner, forgiven, yet I require a living Saviour to keep me clean. Second, I don't like crowing about morality, least of all my own. Not because I don't believe in it, or think it an essential human attribute (actually, it's truly a divine attribute, discussion for another day). But I think that it's a bit of a catch-22. As soon as we recognize it in ourselves, and wield it as a tool for whatever reason, it's long gone. Still, we are called to be salt and light, influencing society in a post-modern world. Humility is a much more important attribute, but similar in that it quickly evaporates under personal scrutiny.
Yep, if we take the bible seriously (we should, gang…) then a life that is lived in light of Eternity can be characterized as the Moral Minority. Just ask Bonhoeffer.
This link really does an excellent job of describing our surroundings, and how we should view the current geography. SIMPLY EXCELLENT.
Truth and goodness, Christ-likeness, are like Christ himself, rare, a treasure buried in a field, the pearl of great price. Something worth sacrificing everything for, something that has required total, ultimate sacrifice at a number of times in human history.
How or why we ever bought into the lie of "the moral majority" I'll never know.
That is wide gate theology, believe it or not. It tries to take a living relationship and turn it into a political platform. Like the Pharisees did. It assumes that might makes right, that the majority (voters, believers, etc.) are always right (as long as they are moral. Ask the people of Nazi Germany. They'd tell you that the popular opinion, the prevailing political thought of the day, was completely wrong. Dead wrong. So would Bonhoeffer. Though their national morality said "die Juden" were dirty, thieves, cheats and liers.
1 Peter 4:12- Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; 13but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.…
We may actually be few, but we have cause to rejoice.