WHAT IS RIGHTEOUSNESS?
Will Jesus Christ find 10 righteous people in your city when He
returns and is revealed?
Are you one of Christ's righteous saints that He will
receive be taken for protection and safety through the great tribulation?
of the Churches of God, and churches of all Christianity and all religions
are either instruments of righteousness or instruments of unrighteousness
and wickedness? Which are you? Do you really know? Are you a righteous,
a faith and spirit filled commandment keeping saint, who has been given
eternal life, and who is daily praying to be accounted worthy to escape
the earth's and your city's destruction, or are you an
unrighteous, commandment breaking church going sinner headed for death and
destruction? You are either one or the other!
How can a member really know if he is a righteous member of
Jesus Christ or an unrighteous sinning member professing to be of Jesus
The primary reason for this problem of not knowing what is
righteousness is because ministers, church pastors and evangelists of the
Churches are not teaching you righteousness, and how you can
be filled with righteousness and this is all because they do not know "WHAT
IS RIGHTEOUSNESS." In fact they
are really teaching a big lie that no one can be righteous and holy before
God. By their fruit they are proving this fact of truth to church members
who are awake and alert and discerning. These false pastors go about
preaching and teaching to its members that the church, the body of Jesus
Christ are all sinners and cannot keep God's 10 commandments. They
all run to I John 1:8 and Rom.7:5-23 as their favorite Scriptures to try
and prove that they are not in error by taking this verse and verses out
of their context and in clear contradiction to many other verses in this
chapter and all chapters of I John and many verses in Paul's writing to
prove that they are in error.
This message that they teach that no one
can live without daily committing sin is a clear message from Satan
and a message that manifests them as his ministers, but appearing as
ministers of light. Nearly every professing Christian church member accepts
this lie and false teaching and so each member believes he will always
be a sinner, but still somehow believes he can be and will be saved
from his sins at the resurrection of the saints when he or she believes
they are born again. This is another big lie that the false preachers teach
as being the teaching of Jesus Christ. This false teaching means that a person
does not have to overcome his sins in his life. Church members accept this
false teaching and somehow believe that Jesus Christ will have to accept
them as sinners into His Kingdom or else none would be saved and none would
be accepted for His Kingdom. Everyone must then ask, why did Christ, who
is all knowing, command His followers to
" be you perfect,"Mat.5:48, if
knew that His followers could not be perfect, meaning blameless without
sin. If I John 1:8 means what these false preachers and pastors preach it
to mean, that every saint of Jesus Christ sins every day, cannot live their
life blameless, without sin even with the power of God's Holy Spirit empowering
them to do so? We truly are in the days of churches, who are denying the
power of God's Holy Spirit as the Scripture has stated it would be, II Tim.
3:5, "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:
from such turn away."
in I John 1:8 that these false preachers quote and which says
"If we say that we have no sin we deceive ourselves, and the truth
is not in us." However when you read verse 6 which reads
"If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk
in darkness (sin), we lie and do not the truth." In plain
words this verse is saying, if we are walking in darkness, daily
sinning, and say that we have fellowship with Jesus Christ, John says you
are lying and there is no truth in you.
Is there a
contradiction in these Scriptures? No, absolutely not. What John is really
saying in verse 8 if you keep it in context all that he is teaching is this,
If we are walking in darkness, that is we have sin in our lives,
and then say we have no sin because we believe Christ forgives our lack
of repentance, our lack of change in our lives, to stop our on going sins,
we are deceiving our selves, and the truth is not in us.
Now read I John 2:3-5 and then read I John 3:6-10 and then I John 5:2-3
in relation to what is taught here. If God's Spirit is leading you, then
you will understand the truth here in these verses and will not be
confused, if not, then Satan's Spirit is in command of your life, and you
will continue in your deception of following the broad way of teaching,
Mat.7:13, which will lead you to your destruction.
Paul in Rom. 7 is giving a
flesh and spirit comparision, of being led by the
flesh, or being led by the Spirit of God. Paul' life was led by the flesh
until he was converted, and became righteous
, justified, forgiven of his past sins, but after that, he was led by
God's Spirit. Paul was not saying in these verses that in his present
state at the moment in his life, that he is continually sinning, and was
not able to prevent sinning, and was at that moment the world's greatest
chief sinner. Paul is saying, that he had been a chief sinner and was showing
how the person that follows his flesh works to serve sin and his flesh,
not God's law and not righteousness
in one's life. But when one repents of his sins, desires to follow Christ's
Word is being converted to the leading of the Spirit of God, a person
obeys God's commandments because he has repented and has accepted Jesus
Christ's sacrifice, which covers our sin, justifies our sin, and so becomes
righteous before Him at this time of conversion where one is converted from
following his flesh to the leadership and following the Holy Spirit of Jesus
Christ, and that point can live a blameless life, a complete and perfect
life. Even if he after this breaks some aspect of God's law unknowly, Christ
continues to forgive him knowing that when he taught to come to see this
point of law breaking that he having God's Spirit will repent of it quickly
to continue to live a blameless life.
What does the word
PERFECT mean? The Greek word for perfect means
as the word is defined in the Greek dictionary and God's Word, Ecclesiastes
12:13, Eph. 5:27, James 1:4, as being spiritually whole, complete,
without blemish (sin), total, and fully mature in one's life, complete in
the understanding of what is the manner and way of a true Christian. The
false pastors teach that members cannot be spiritually complete, total, without
spot and blemish, and cannot fully understand what is total obedience in
keeping God's 10 commandments in order to become righteous. This is
in fact teaching, that members of all the Churches of God and all of today's
churches of Christianity cannot keep all of the 10 commandments without
breaking one or more of them in their daily or weekly routine. They teach
and say to their members that "nobody is or can be without
spot and blemish, " that this is impossible, meaning
nobody can become righteous, complete, totally submissive, without sin,
totally obedient, and fully mature in understanding the keeping of God's
commandments, even though the Scripture teaches we can be and should be to
become a son of God. All things are possible with God and His Holy Spirit.
One must grow in this faith if one really desires to gain salvation
from Jesus Christ and be accepted into His Glorious Kingdom.
words what they are saying and teaching is that no one can keep any one
of the commandments and especially all 10 of them in order to be
in total obedience, because what they, these false preachers, don't teach
is, if a member can keep one of the commandments, then why can't
he keep all ten? They leave out the truth that one can do so with with the
help of God's Holy Spirit. Their kind of confusion is really discouraging
to a God fearing and desiring to be obedient young church member to be
told that he cannot please God because he cannot obey Him, I John 3:22?
John says here in this verse -
"And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him , because we keep His commandments
and do those things that are pleasing in His sight."
The truth and the fact of all this is denying God's power and
teaching that no one can keep God's 10 commandments which is rebellion
against God, despising His law, and is denying God's Power through the
help of His Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ to help one to accomplish
this obedience, and is doing spite ( treating with malice) to the Spirit
of Christ's Grace. Paul said in the last days, in ll Tim. 3:5, men
"will have a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:
from such turn away."
Paul says in Hebrews 10:26-31, -
"For if we SIN WILLFULLY (that is
your continuing to break God's 10 commandments or are compromising
in your keeping of any one of them) after you have have received the knowledge
of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful
looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the
adversaries. He that despised Moses law died without mercy under two or
three witnesses: of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be
thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the SON OF GOD, and has counted
the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing,
and has done despite unto the Spirit of grace?"
real serious judgments against
sinners, comandment breakers
of those bashers who are troding down God's Holy Spirit of Grace.
When one teaches against keeping
the 10 commandments, one is despising Moses law, which is God's commandments.
This means if you are teaching that a church member can not keep
Gods commandments, then that church member who is not proving all things
from God's Word will believe that lie and will believe there is no punishment
for willful sinning, the willful breaking of God's 10 commandments, then
you are likewise despising God's law and are headed for a sorer punishment
described in this verse. Please read what Christ says in Mat. 18:4-6.
When any member of the body of Jesus Christ continues to sin as
many professed Christians do and many claim that they do and are sinners,
are they righteous in God's sight? No they are not, but are simply instruments
of unrighteousness, yes sinners and not headed for paradise with eternal
life as is preached, but headed for death and hell.
A second reason for church going people
not knowing what is righteousness is because they do not have the
faith in the true Christ, and have
not been looking to Him by studying His Word and learning through His instruction
and inspiration of God's Holy Spirit. Church people
have been too busy serving their own created false christ. Once a church
member does some study in God's Word on his own, he will realize and come
to see that his or your minister just does not have saving knowledge and
understanding about righteousness
, and salvation. The more one studies the Scripture,
the more one will come to see that his pastor has been putting on a big
religious show before his followers, maybe sincere, but not filled with
the Holy Spirit to teach Christ's teachings. One will soon come to see that
his pastor is not spiritual, but has been relying on his own spirit and
Satan's spirit, and has to rely on materials from the world's theologians
and their twisting of the Scriptures to teach and try to impress you that
he is a godly man, but does not have the fruit to prove it.
members study God's Word they will begin to see their pastors are filled
with false knowledge of Scripture and lack true understanding of God's
Word. They will soon see this "professed servant of God" does not really
and truly know the real Jesus Christ, His Word, His true understanding of
what Christ says through the inspiration given in His Word about
righteousness . When you come to see this, then
you will realize your pastor has been deceiving you and others, and you
have been wasting your time in their fellowship and need to withdraw from
him and his followers in order to really begin to overcome, to become a
member of God's Kingdom. Make solid plans for your future
based on Christ's Word or your life will come to a complete waste of time.
Pastors and evangelists, through their school taught
theology and false teaching, are very deceptive by their teaching that
God's law is too complex, too complicated for a spirit begotten Christian
to keep without breaking one of its points, and then twist James 2:10-11
and other Scriptures to try to prove their twisted point.
Or they will teach that Christ has done it all for us, that there is
nothing we have to do to receive salvation and God's Power in our lives.
All such preachers are total liars. Any member accepting their false
teaching is accepting a teaching that is against Christ, is denying
Christ and is denying the power of God and what His working Spirit can do
in a true Christian's life. The Churches through their evangelists and pastors
make the statement to their members that "nobody
The fruit of sin is death and every
sinner who has not repented and stopped his sinning, which is the breaking
of God's 10 commandments will sink with the ship of false Christianity
and perish. These false statements from these false ministers are all self-defeating
statements to church members and are messages continually being preached
against God's law. This has been going on for centuries all across the
land and world through missionaries and tracts! However, Peter in writing
to the church in II Pet. 3:10-14 about the coming of Christ and the day of
Lord, said that Church members should be diligent and be
found without spot and blemish, meaning to be found without sin or breaking
any point of God's law at the time of His coming.
Christ teaches perfection and that complete obedience is possible in a person's
This false teaching about sin is all very confusing, discouraging,
and faith destroying to a true righteous member of the body of Christ
in who Jesus Christ is dwelling, and who is truly diligently obeying God
and His commandments and has obtained righteousness in his life.
How can a professing minister of Jesus Christ
stand before church members in the authority of Jesus Christ and teach
this deceitful and heretical teaching that all members of the body of
Jesus Christ are sinners and will always remain sinners? This satanic teaching
undermines, and confuses what is righteousness
to ever member, and qualifies that minister as sitting in the office of
Satan and as being an accuser of the brethren
, Rev. 12:10. Any brethren who has repented of breaking God's 10 commandments
and has through Jesus Christ been justified of his past sins and is not
daily or weekly breaking any of God's 10 commandments, stands before God
as His righteous saint, without spot or blemish and not as a church sinner.
Jesus Christ says in I John 3:7 "Little children, let
no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as
He (Christ) is righteous." and in verse 6 He says
"Whosoever abides in Him (Christ) does not sin:
whosoever sins (continues to sin) has not seen Him, (Christ), neither known
This satanic teaching of these false ministers could destroy the faith,
if possible, of the righteous members of the Body of Christ, if these
brethren permit them to do so by continuing to listen to them through
their sermons and tape messages. This is the reason
Jesus Christ said "beware of
false ministers and you can know them by their fruit,"
Mat. 7:15-16. These same false ministers of Satan who state that all members
of the church are sinners, would also mean that all members are
unrighteous . They explain away righteousness as just
accepting Christ without repentance and obedience to Christ's commandments.
This, in affect, is accusing all believers of being sinners by which they
do not have proof, and if they did have proof, why not, for the love of
those sinning brethren, go to them and point out their sin in a merciful
and loving way. They need to point out to them which commandment they are
breaking, be a true watchman as God defines a watchman, so they can take it
to God in repentance to be freed from their sin and be lifted from the curse
of sin and death.
James says to the brethren to the
Churches of God and the churches of Jesus Christ in James 5:19-20 --
"Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, (committing sin or
teaching a lie, a false doctrine) and one converts him; 20, Let him know,
that he which converts the sinner from the error (sin) of his way, shall
hide (justify sin by covering over
through understanding of God's Word and Christ's sacrifice)
a multitude of sins,"
to accept this false teaching by these false ministers, that all members are
sinners, then one would have to come to the conclusion that all church members
are instruments of unrighteousness and servants to
sin. Study I John 3:8-10. In verse 8 Christ's Word says
"He that commits sin is of the devil
---." Also, members,
by these false teachings, would have to conclude all
members, by being instruments of unrighteousness, are no different from
all the sinners out in the world. Then, why do people play church
and even have church fellowships? All church fellowships by all of
this false teaching about sin are religious excerises in futility! This
is the reason why some church members are asking the question
"WHAT IS RIGHTEOUSNESS?"
These same ministers teach that members
who are obeying all of God's commandments in their fullness are doing
this to work out justification of their sins. This is a lie!
These righteous saints of Christ realize that only Christ's sacrifice
can justify sins, however, they also know the Scriptures that Christ requires
repentance with obedience to God's commandments to be accepted for His
justification of sins as His Scripture correctly points out, Rom. 2:13.
These false ministers are undermining these brethren for their submission
and their desire to obey the will of their Father and Jesus Christ. These
highly inflated, false ministers are thereby making void the power of Christ
through His Holy Spirit working in a member to help keep him free
from sin and its ultimate penalty of death. With this kind of terrible heresy,
subtle lies, deceitful workings and teachings of these ministers,
this all makes Satan's job easy in his deceiving of believers,
and is it any wonder why some are asking the question WHAT
IS RIGHTEOUSNESS ?
Why do the Churches of God members tolerate
this heresy and deceitful teaching from their minister?
Really, isn't it because they have been taught to fear and worship the
ministry, its idol shepherd and its false, idol Christ through its "In The
Truth Sacred Cow" system of beliefs, that members are still following today.
Satan is really happy with his ministry because his ministers are certainly
accomplishing his objective, to cause as many members as he can to
not understand about being saved, by not overcoming their sin and
not seeing the need to repent of their sins. In a subtle deceptive way,
Satan's ministers are teaching that Christ will accept sinners into His
Kingdom. If you believe that sinners will be accepted for salvation
without works of repentance, obedience, and faith please find that verse
in the Bible. So if brethren by Satan's desire will just accept this
false teaching, that they will always be sinners and can not overcome sin,
and by them accepting this heresy, this will cause them to let their
guard down. They will not do what they need to do to be filled with God's
spirit in order to beware of and resist the temptation of sin to overcome
sin, they are headed for death and not eternal life.
There was a false teacher in Paul's day, who Paul blinded
because this false teacher sought to turn away a member
that desired the truth of God. Paul called this
false prophet a child of the devil, enemy of all righteousness, and told
him, when will he not cease to pervert the right ways (the righteousness)
of God, Acts 13:6-11. Will the ministers of the churches of God and all
of today's churches of Christianity have to be physically blinded to see
or be left to go through the dark days of the great tribulation to be able
to see the spiritual light of Jesus Christ and see and understand what is
true righteousness? Satan's ministers appear before the church as ministers,
apostles, and evangelists of light, but is it the light of Jesus Christ or
really the darkness of Satan, and his called and deceived ministers II Cor.
true and a fact that there are sinners, many sinners in the professed Christian
churches, and in those churches referring to themselves as the true churches
of God and Jesus Christ. In those chruches there are members and ministers
bearing the evil fruit of fornication (committing unlawful sex acts, shameful
sex acts, and many sinning by just living together without commitment, and
many living in adultery). Many church people are bearing the evil fruit
of being an idolater (worship of men, office, and power and authority),
and many ministers bearing the evil fruit of extortion (stealing uncommanded
extra tithes from the sheep and calling it the commands of God). Others
bear the evil fruit of being covetous (lusting for money and power), and
bear the sins of deception as liars (teaching false doctrines, a perverted
gospel and try to justify their sins by teaching that all members are sinners,
but yet believe they have been born of God). Others bear the fruit of sin
as Sabbath profaners (working or working someone on the Sabbath), and many,
many professed church members do not even recognize God's Holy Sabbath,
much less keeping it as Christ has commanded. And all of them sit or stand
in a church fellowship every Sabbath or the first day of week, Sunday,
appearing before each other as if they are the saints of God, headed for
the Kingdom of God. They all see Jesus Christ as all
mercy and not as the coming judge over all the earth and over their on going
sins! There will come the condition of the gritting
and knashing of teeth for not doing what they were commanded to do with their
However, at the same time there are members in the church who take
obeying Christ, His 10 commandments and all His statutes and judgments
very serious by their diligent effort of studying to know God's law and
are obeying His 10 commandments and teaching others to do so. They are
studying to really know the true Christ and believe in what He teaches,
and accept Him and His Grace, and because of these things, are His righteous
saints, and are not sinners, because Jesus Christ knows them and
is living in them through the power of His Holy Spirit. Christ is directing
their life and helping them daily to overcome sin through His Spirit,
and even to help keep them from being tempted to break His law.
members are not sinners, but the righteous of the church and living a life
of righteousness, but are accused of being sinners by Satan and his ministers
of today's churches! These righteous members are
accused of being judgmental and legalists, meaning by their definition
of legalism, because these saints are by their wholehearted behavior obeying
Christ and His 10 commandments and are working out their own salvation,
but at the same time are accused by these false ministers of working out
their justification of sin by obeying the law which
is a lie . Satan and his
ministers are trying to make these righteous brethren feel toward themselves
that there is no difference between them, God's righteous law keepers,
and the unrighteous law breakers, the unrighteous in the church who
have created their own false Christ of no law and accepted his name.
These false ministers openly teach that all are sinners. This is the discouraging
situation in the churches today. These ministers, and all who are
the unrighteous, and sinners of the church, will have to repent of their
sins or perish. Christ is making manifest today those who are born of God,
daily being guided by His Spirit, and are not committing themselves to sin,
and those who are manifesting themselves as the sinners, committing to
the ways of the flesh, and sin, and are showing themselves as the children
of devil, I John 3:8-10.
Yes, but many will say
"there were all kinds of sinners in the church in Paul's day,"
and yes, if you will read further, you will see what Paul told them
all, "that unless they repented they will not inherit
the kingdom of God and will perish." Read it in
I Cor. 6:8-10. Likewise John in the book of Revelation and his writing
of giving Christ's message and warning to the seven Churches
of God , corrected and warned them by saying to them,
"to repent and to overcome their sin, or have their name taken from
the book of life," eternal life in God's Kingdom.
Somehow ministers and brethren don't seem to get these messages and
don't take these verses and the warning of these verses very serious! Why
is this? It is because of the lies and errors of the deceptive, Scriptural
teaching of all of the false ministers that they have been following in
all of the professed false Christian Churches, and the other false Churches
of God, and all false religions of today!
God's Word plainly says in Romans 6:12,
"Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should
obey it in the lusts thereof," and in verse 13,
"Neither yield your members as instruments of
unrighteousness unto sin, but yield yourselves unto God, as those that
are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness
unto God." Romans 6:16,
"Know you not that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his
servants you are to whom you obey, whether of sin unto death, or of obedience
unto righteousness." How can
so called professed Christians just by-pass these Scriptures as if they
don't exist? Hatred against God's law is one reason, Rom. 8:7, and another
reason is they will not become as a little child in order to become converted,
What is righteousness? David says in Psalms 119:172---
"for all your (God's) commandments are righteousness."
Is God through David teaching in this verse that the keeping of God's
commandments is all that constitutes righteousness, and that righteousness
comes by the law? However, when one reads what Paul says in Galations 2:21--
"I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness
come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain,"
these 2 verses seem to some (for those that cannot understand Paul)
to cause a serious problem with the teaching of Christ's Word about
righteousness. These 2 verses as taught by some are taught to be in conflict
or contradictory. Does God say one thing in one verse and something contradictory
in another verse? Why don't ministers teach there is unity of the Spirit
and Word of God in these verses along with all other verses relating
to righteousness and all of God's Word? Is it because they just don't want
to understand about righteousness and what the Bible teaches is the true
meaning of righteousness?
Some verses of Paul's writings teach that righteousness comes through
faith. Look at Romans 3:21-22, "But the righteousness
of God without the law is manifested being witnesses by the law and the
prophets." Verse 22, "Even
the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ upon all them
that believe." But John says in his writing that
righteousness comes from doing righteousness, I John 3:7----
"whoever does righteousness is righteous."
This to some presents a problem, but is there a problem, or is it a lack
of understanding the Gospel of Christ because members have been focusing
on perverted gospels about a hierarchical church government all their
life, or about a false "Christ of no-law," and a faith-only salvation?
Throughout God's Word there are verses that teach,
that the keeping of the commandments is what constitutes righteousness,
and there are other verses that say plainly, that believing and having faith
in Jesus Christ is the meaning of righteousness. Which
one of these meanings is true righteousness, or is there a contradiction
in God's Word, or could it be a lack of understanding and lack
of study on church members' and pastors' part that has permitted
a distortion of what righteousness means? Church of God ministers and
Christian Church pastors and teachers tend to go in circles at times to
teach one meaning at one time, and the other meaning at other times, not
connecting the lines or dots. This is confusion and will eventually turn
away discerning people from the faith if they are desiring to hear the
Word of God and live by His Word. Christ says in Mat.6:33--
"But seek you first the Kingdom of God and
His RIGHTEOUSNESS and all these things shall be added unto you," meaning,
God will supply all your needs if you put first in your life, understanding
how you can be accepted in His Kingdom by seeking and achieving His Righteousness.
Have you been seeking God's righteousness
by studying Scripture, or has it been by listening to your false minister
and his corrupted, twisting of the Scriptures, and it has caused confusion
in your mind about righteousness?
wrong, and what is missing in the system of beliefs proclaiming to be the
"plain truth," or the "full truth" or the True Word" of God whereas
ministers, yes, high-ranking ministers, high up the hierarchical ladder as
evangelists, along with its members, who do not and cannot explain the meaning
of righteousness as is found in the Word
of God? Your salvation is depending upon you knowing the answer to this greatly,
misunderstood truth, doctrine, and teachng of God!
The words righteous and righteousness have been inspired to
be written into God's Word over 500 times! Did you get that number, 500
times? Yet, church members and ministers still do not understand its meaning!
The meaning of the similar Hebrew and Greek words for righteousness as found
in the Greek and Hebrew dictionaries can be simplified by meaning this:
TO DO RIGHT (keep God's commandments) and TO BE MADE RIGHT (be justified
of one's sins). In simple, plain terms, righteousness means from these
words, to do what is right, lawful--obeying God's 10 commandments and their
statutes, and to be made right--through repentance and accepting Christ
as Savior who can forgive all our sins in order to to be justified
of our past sins, by being forgiven and cleansed of our sins. These
dictionary meanings agree with God's Word as to the meaning of righteousness
except for one thing, and that is the lacking of the
power of God's Holy Spirit and its work in the
understanding of the meaning and of the definition as the word RIGHTEOUSNESS
is fulfilled, or only can be fulfilled in one's life.
However, in every place of God's Word where the word righteousness
appears, you the reader, must determine by spiritual discernment the context
of the meaning of the word righteousness, if the writer is referring to
keeping God's commandments (doing what is right), or is he referring
to justification, (being made right-justified) by believing and accepting
in faith the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, for the remission of one's sins.
There are different Greek words that have been translated righteousness.
In many verses and passages of Scripture, the word righteousness is pertaining
to both meanings as to be its total meaning as it pertains to salvation.
This will greatly help one in their study of righteousness as it appears
in His Word.
Everyone must remember that righteousness pertains to
salvation, and the word righteousness, must always include both meanings:
DOING WHAT IS RIGHT and BEING MADE RIGHT when it is being referred to
salvation. In other words, you
cannot accept one meaning without the other meaning, in being accepted
for receiving the gift of salvation. In fact, a sinner cannot be accepted
for justification of his sins unless he has repented of breaking God's 10
commandments, and has committed himself to obeying God's 10 commandments.
This is the reason Paul said in Romans 2:13,
"For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the
law shall be justified." Even though it is not
keeping the law that justifies, but the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and
one's acceptance in faith of His sacrifice, is what justifies one's sins,
Romans 3:28, - "Therefore we conclude that a man
is justified by faith without the deeds of the law."
However, before one can be justified, one must be repentant of breaking
God's law and committed to obeying God's commandments before
Christ will accept Him for justification , or else there
is no forgiveness of sin and no receiving justification, and hence
no giving of salvation.
At this point of one's conversion and understanding
"WHAT IS RIGHTEOUSNESS" and a member's desire to achieve the righteousness
of God, God gives this baptized member a small portion of His Spirit.
However, this gift-giving of God's Spirit to a member can only come
about after a member of the body of Jesus Christ has committed himself
to doing what is right, meaning, he repents of breaking God's commandments
and he desires to wholeheartedly be committed to obeying God's 10 commandments,
His law of love. This good work and action of DOING WHAT IS RIGHT (obedience),
is followed closely with his good work and action of believing in
faith, that he can BE MADE RIGHT (justified of one's sins) by accepting
in faith, Christ and His sacrifice, which means receiving justification
- to be made right, to be forgiven and justified of one's sins of his past
life. Unless God's Spirit is present in a church member the righteousness
of God in a member cannot be achieved. THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD
IS ACHIEVED BY DOING WHAT IS RIGHT AND BEING MADE RIGHT
through Jesus Christ and power of His working Holy Spirit in a believer's
So every chosen son of God must come to the point in his life to
know, understand and see the need for God's Spirit and to be filled
with God's Spirit in order to complete God's righteousness and
total conversion in one's life. Every believer must
understand that conversion means being converted from
fleshly mindedness to spiritual mindedness, to become a new, born again
son of our Father and God now in this life, not at the resurrection of the
saints! Church people lack understanding about
being born again.
A child of God in
need of achieving total righteousness and to become totally converted,
must be a believer that has humbled himself and sees the need to be filled
with God's Holy Spirit, and not to cut short the growth of God's Spirit
in his life. God does not want a member to be contented with a small portion
of His Holy Spirit, but wants you to realize the need to be filled
with God's Spirit to the point in your life that you are daily led by
His Spirit, and not by a fleshly mind and heart. You are to crucify the
leadership that wants to follow the desires of your fleshly mind and heart.
God will provide for you help as His power of His Spirit is needed, if you
are seeing the need and desiring and praying for His additional help.
God very plainly and clearly says in Romans
8: 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, that any church member who is fleshly minded, it will
mean his death, because he will not submit to the law of God, so then
they that are in the flesh cannot please God. For
if you live after the flesh, you shall die, but if you put to death the
deeds, or works of the body, or flesh, you shall live. For as many as are
led by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
This information and understanding is what every church member
needs to understand in order to know what is righteousness, and
how righteousness must be achieved through what Jesus Christ has commanded
of His followers to inherit God's Kingdom. Some of the false evangelists
and pastors will look upon this as teaching legalism by their definition
of legalism, as teaching justification of sin by one's works. But that
is a lie!!!!!
This information plainly teaches what God requires
of a sinner in order to be justified by Christ's sacrifice in order to
become righteous. If you study this information and message carefully
from God's Word, you will see and understand what is righteousness,
and will see, this is Christ's message given from the teaching of God's
Word to you for your salvation! You then could be one of the few
righteous people that Christ will find on this earth at His revealing, which
will be His leading out of His righteous ones to a safe place and that He
will protect and account worthy to escape all the destruction and death coming
upon this earth and coming very soon if you are watching and discerning what
is happening daily in our society and governments.
Paul says in II Tim. 2:19 "----Let
every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity."
Iniquity means lawlessness, breaking God's commandments without shame
and the understanding of love for God and our neighbor. We must become righteous
if we desire to please God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ and to be
accepted by them.
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