Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed-- not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. (Php 2:12-13)
Who, or What is your moral guide? Apparently, for many, there is none, it is just a do what feels right, or what seems right. Of course, this makes you the author of your own righteousness, and no different from famous personalities in the history of man. Because, outside of a true measure, what you con
The World Treats it's Own Poorly
Sacrates, The Scolars Christ
From Sacrates Disciples sit the Wisdom of the Western World
Sacrates is quoted over and over again. He is credited as the founder of Western wisdoms. And yet, he never wrote anything, or at least, there are not books with his name as author. Sound familiar? YaHshua, our Messiah, wrote nothing. We only have copies of what He said, as recorded by others. Of course, Sacrates never claimed to be anymore than he was, a limited human being.
Socrates, (born c. 470 BCE, Athens [Greece]—died 399 BCE, Athens), ancient Greek philosopher whose way of life, character, and thought exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy.Socrates was a widely recognized and controversial figure in his native Athens, so much so that he was frequently mocked in the plays of comic dramatists. (The Clouds of Aristophanes, produced in 423, is the best-known example.) Although Socrates himself wrote nothing, he is depicted in conversation in compositions by a small circle of his admirers—Plato and Xenophon first among them. He is portrayed in these works as a man of great insight, integrity, self-mastery, and argumentative skill. The impact of his life was all the greater because of the way in which it ended: at age 70, he was brought to trial on a charge of impiety and sentenced to death by poisoning (the poison probably being hemlock) by a jury of his fellow citizens. Plato’s Apology of Socrates purports to be the speech Socrates gave at his trial in response to the accusations made against him (Greek apologia means “defense”). Its powerful advocacy of the examined life and its condemnation of Athenian democracy have made it one of the central documents of Western thought and culture.
Sound familiar? To repeat -- Sacrates wrote NOTHING, and yet, through his apostles the educational system thrives -- quotes from Plato, mainly, a student of Sacrates, are the base upon which most of the educational institutions set their moral teachings. Is it strange, or not, to think that it was his "demoncratic" citizens, by his peers, that he was sentence to death for offending them, that is the public. Again, does this sound familiar? 400BC, 33 AD, and on down through history. Just look at the political parties today, claiming to be Democratic. Make no mistake, if given the power to murder you for your beliefs, whether you are one like Sacrates, of Christ, those who feel offended by your "words" would have you killed, kill you themselves. Beware the "self-rightous".
This bring us to the question, What is righteousness? By whose order do we determine what true righteousness is? How do we avoid being, or becoming "self-righteous"?
Add into this humanistic view, the communist, atheistic view, and it is little wonder that we are seeing the rage in the streets and in the homes and in the schools themselves.