The Wrong Side of History

Posted on 2017-12-03 by Larry Schneider in General


How many of you have heard the phrase written above? It generally means that if you do not agree with the majority of people,  you are on “the wrong side of history.” It has been used by those who want to promote their sinful agendas such as homosexuality, abortion, or immorality. They tell us that the majority of the people see nothing wrong with these activities, and if you oppose their views, you will be on “the wrong side of history.” Americans are decidedly used to the idea of the majority being right. Often we hear, “Everybody thinks…..” or “The majority feels…….” or “Only a few disagree……”

What does the Holy Bible say about the majority? What does God think about being on “the wrong side of history”? Are there any accounts in the Scriptures we should consider when it comes to the majority?  Consider the following from God’s Holy Word:

The majority perished in the flood. Only 8 souls were saved.          Genesis 6:13        I Peter 3:20

The majority of spies caused the Israelites to wander 40 years in the wilderness.        Numbers 13:30-32

The majority of people clamored for the crucifixion of Jesus.     Mark 15:14-15

The majority of Israelites did not obey the gospel on the day of Pentecost. (3000 not a majority)   Acts 2

The majority of Ephesians were in an uproar over what Paul had done.      Acts 17:32

The majority will be lost. “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”   Matthew 7:13-14

Whether or not we are on “the wrong side of history” remains to be seen.  One thing is certain.  If we are on God’s side, we will always be on the right side.  The majority has been shown time and time again to be wrong and most often in complete contradiction to God’s plans.           

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