Paul N. F. (11 Apr 2011)
"Our Final Accountability Will Be to Our Maker"

   Our Final Accountability Will Be to Our Maker
     By A. W. Tozer

     So then every one of us shall give account of himself
     to God.     --Romans 14: 12
            It was the belief in the accountability of man to his
     Maker that made America great at one time.  One of our
     great leaders was Daniel Webster who confessed: "The
     most solemn thought that has ever entered my mind is
     my accountability to my Maker!"
            Men are free to decide their own moral choices, but
     they are also under the necessity to account to God for
     those choices. That makes them both free and also
     bound for they are bound to come to judgment and
     give an account of the deeds done in the body.
            You have probably heard the concept that every man
     stands only before the bar of his own reason and of his
     own conscience.
            This is the infamous relativity of morals that is taught
     in many of our universities and colleges. Our young
     folks are taught that each man is a law unto himself and
     that good is whatever brings social approval and that
     evil is whatever brings social disapproval.
            If that were true, there would be as many moral codes
     as there are human beings, and each one of us would be
     our own witness, prosecutor, judge, jury and jailer!
            No, God is not going to make man accountable to
     himself; neither is He going to make you and me
     accountable to the law, finally; nor to human society, finally.
            We are accountable to the ONE who gave us being.
     We are accountable to the ONE out of whose heart we
     were loved, and who laid HIS laws upon us.  The idea
     of man's accountability only to himself is so silly as
     scarcely to be worthy of consideration! 

     Yours in Christ,
    Paul N. F.