Friday, June 11, 2021

Are We Victims of Circumstance?


The question of whether a human being can make significant changes in behavior is undergoing a drastic re-evaluation. The idea of humans having the capacity to make moral choices which reflect the principles of right and wrong/good and evil are fast giving way to the belief that all human behavior is caused by physical, chemical reactions over which the individual has little if any control. The upshot of such a hypothesis is people see themselves more and more as victims of circumstance. “Why try to change destructive lifestyle habits if my behavior is already pre-determined by chemistry?” If such thinking is true, it paints a grim picture for the future!

The good news is, the idea “I can’t change!” is another of the many popular urban legends which sound sophisticated but have little substance to support such views. We are not victims of circumstance. Just the opposite, we not only have the ability to change our lifestyle, we have the promise of the God who created us that he will be the primary driver in that change. You’ve heard the saying, “God loves us too much to leave us the way we are.” That’s true! Join us for one of our weekend services and learn what that means in your life. It could be the beginning of the change you’ve been looking for. 

Worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am.

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.