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Moral Responsibility

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 can you or anyone determine what is right and what is not?  Mankind can, and does, determine what is right and wrong, and seems to know the difference, and still, some will argue that evil is good and good is evil, not being able to give, as opposed to take.  There is, outside of our Creator's plan, those who do live a righteous life, doing instinctively what is right, to to them it is counted as righteousness.   We all need to read Romans, Chapter 2 --

We should all be follower of YaHshua, the true Christ, or better yet, The True Anointed One, First Born of the Living God.  To be called the First Born, is to say that there are others to come, He being the First, with others to follow.  This is something you will not find in the Scholars Christ, living on instinct alone, ends in just what they teach -- nothingness.

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 wisdom.  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 "democratic" citizens, by his peers, that he was sentence to death for offending them, that is the public.  Again, does this sound familiar?  400 BC, 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, even killing you themselves.  Beware the "self-righteous".

This brings 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, even the atheistic view that there is no God, not one to hold us accountable, and it is little wonder that we are seeing the rage in the streets and in the homes and in the schools themselves.  

God's Righteous Judgment
Rom 2:1  You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.
Rom 2:2  Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth.
Rom 2:3  So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment?
Rom 2:4  Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?
Rom 2:5  But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.
Rom 2:6  God "will give to each person according to what he has done."
Rom 2:7  To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.
Rom 2:8  But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
Rom 2:9  There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile;
Rom 2:10  but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Rom 2:11  For God does not show favoritism.
God's Judgment and the Law
Rom 2:12  All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law.
Rom 2:13  For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.
Rom 2:14  (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law,
Rom 2:15  since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.)
Rom 2:16  This will take place on the day when God will judge men's secrets through YaHshua the Anointed, as my gospel declares.
Rom 2:17  Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and brag about your relationship to God;
Rom 2:18  if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law;
Rom 2:19  if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark,
Rom 2:20  an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth--
Rom 2:21  you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?
Rom 2:22  You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
Rom 2:23  You who brag about the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law?
Rom 2:24  As it is written: "God's name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."
Rom 2:25  Circumcision has value if you observe the law, but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised.
Rom 2:26  If those who are not circumcised keep the law's requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised?
Rom 2:27  The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you who, even though you have the written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.
Rom 2:28  A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.
Rom 2:29  No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man's praise is not from men, but from God.
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