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Right and Wrong
Do You Know The Difference Between Right And Wrong?
Paraphrasing In Progress
It Occurred To Me...

Many (professing) Christians really don't know the difference between "right" and "wrong"... Most of them can justify... reason... explain away their sins... They can rationalize the reason they "shafted" or cheated a person out of property, position, love, their inheritance or whatever.

Many times, I have noticed, the person who wrongs you has no knowledge of the wrongdoing because they don't know the difference between "right" and "wrong"... proving... they are not of God because God said, "I will write my laws upon the hearts of my people." In other words they will know they have sinned and ask your forgiveness... Most of them don't ask because they think they were right... Perhaps they are not God's people! - - - - - - More on this topic

Another point... You know, just failing to help someone in their time of need is a sin too... If you turn your back on them and don't feel badly or guilty... then you obviously don't know the difference between right and wrong... I'm talking about those who have the resources... People who can well afford to help distressed, hurting people. Now, I'm not suggesting that you sell everything and give it to the poor... as Jesus suggested... Only that you help the folks in your little circle of influence.

Consider These Scriptures...

Matthew Chapter 7....
"You can enter God's Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose the easy way. But the gateway to life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it."

21"Not all people who sound religious are really godly. They may refer to me as `Lord,' but they still won't enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The decisive issue is whether they obey my Father in heaven. On judgment day many will tell me, Lord, Lord, we prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.' But I will reply, I never knew you. Go away; the things you did were unauthorized."

This makes it pretty plain to me that many people here on this earth... in this life... think they are doing the Lord's work... but... are not! Perhaps they have been fooled by man-made doctrine... Doctrines that are not of the Lord's teachings.

Not all (or very many) who think they are of God, are of God ... In my opinion, most are not.

As simple as it sounds..... it must be true. I have observed and been cheated, conned, stolen from and lied to by many people who profess Christianity.

When taken into the confidence of these types of people I have noticed that they place themselves (see themselves) in a very "righteous" position.... While placing the person they sinned against in a very lowly, "sinner's" position, thereby, justifying their wrong action towards the (imagined) lesser person. They actually justify their sin and may even go so far as to point to a scripture (which is taken out of context) to prove their innocence and justify the reason for turning their backs on the needy.... Many times they find fault with the person who is facing a crisis. They point out that it is (her or his) fault because of ~ ~ ~ ~ could be any reason, therefore it is not their burden to help the needy person....

WHY? because the laws of God are not written on their hearts. Remember? God said, "I will write my laws on the hearts of my people." They are not His people. Remember, Jesus said "The road is narrow and few will enter."

Many go to their grave thinking they are "saved" or "born-again" when in fact they were fooled by some man-made doctrine. "You will know them by the fruit they bear."

I have seen it so many times.... even though they are not saved or born-again, they profess it and this hurts the truly righteous community. These illegal, phony Christians hurt the truly born-again Christians. Yet their man-made doctrine insures them that if they do certain things they are guaranteed admittance into the Kingdom.

Remember: Some so-called Christians don't know the difference between right and wrong, so don't be too perplexed when it hits you right in the face that someone you trusted wrongs you.

Get the idea? Not all are saved, born-again or of God... who think they are.

So, instead of blaming "the church" for housing a bunch of hypocrites...
Simply realize those who work evil... simply are not of God and they are there in "the church" as unknowing counterfeits. The working of evil includes failing to act when it is well within your power to help someone.

James, 2.17...
"So you see, it isn't enough just to have faith. Faith that doesn't show itself by good deeds is no faith at all--it is dead and useless."

If you are blessed with money and material possessions and you have family, friends, Christian brothers/sisters who have fallen on "hard times".... Help them! Don't turn your back on them. If you don't help them and you don't feel guilty.... you probably don't know the difference between right and wrong. It's a pretty good sign that God has not written His laws on their heart.... thereby proving, they are not His people.

However, if you help them just because you are supposed to and resent it... you are no better. God loves a cheerful giver, one who wants to help. Not a person who gives because it makes him look good in the eyes of "the church" or fellow church/society members. Then there's the very "affluent" who give for tax deductions, etc... That doesn't count either.

In my opinion: Some misfortunate animals and people are put here... in your path... for your test. When you lend a helping hand to an animal, one of God's creatures and you know that animal can't repay you... or... when you help an unfortunate person who can't do anything for you... You have passed the test.

Do you realize that very few people are truly charitable and are willing to lend a helping hand... Our society sends a lot of money out of country because of the sales pitch perpetrated by professional fund raisers... yet this same society ignores the person down the street who is losing their home. Go figure???

Will you pass the test? Will you know the difference between RIGHT and WRONG?

FINAL NOTE...

Those of you who know the difference between right and wrong read; Luke - Chapter 12 - Verse 48..... Looks like we're graded on a "curve".... (Just when you think you've got it figured... the word of God puts us in place!) So you don't have to go to your bible... here it is... Luke... 12... Verse... 48
48"But people who are not aware that they are doing wrong will be punished only lightly. Much is required from those to whom much is given, and much more is required from those to whom much more is given.

How far reaching is the scripture above? I leave that up to you. Looks like it could be interpreted "on the curve."

Better be careful out there! There is Hell to pay! Not if you are truly HIS! You'll know, you'll do the right thing.

Just my thoughts...

Your Friend,

John

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