History tells us that in 12 October 1492 while searching for a new commercial route between Europe and Asia, Cristopher Columbus reached the Caribbean islands and discovered the Americas. Much more than a new route he was able to discover the reaches that would feed Europe in the following centuries.
Human beings have always had the desire and necessity to explore new worlds, the need to find out what is there beyond their own surroundings, always hoping for a better and more prosperous place than their own in order to benefit from the new discovered alternatives.
In our days there aren’t unknown places to be explored in the terrestrial globe, for even with no money any common citizen can without leaving home travel through the internet and visit all places of the earth. The geographic frontiers aren’t barriers any more but the need to search and explore continues.
Having surpassed the geographic frontiers, people now search to surpass the invisible ones; those moral boundaries that have govern human relations since the beginnings. For example people question the validity of the Bible as the sole authentic rule for life, the traditional family as being the best pillar for society, or the heterosexual union as the only pattern for marriage. These Christian standards are frequently bypassed in search for others that can benefit the construction of a more promising future.
God always encouraged his people to search and choose the best. Contrary to what some believe, God never wanted his people to be backward and indifferent to modernity, but a people that can move forward honestly building their life distinguishing what is true or false. God’s laws aren’t obsolete, in reality they continue to be the most adequate ones to help build the human happiness. Let’s explore the new world but avoinding falling into the old traps.
(Aspire for the best, 1 Thessalonians 5:20-22 – Renew our understanding, Romans 12:2)