Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Providing fleshly worldly support to others is not love

Many people in the modern Church have bought into the world's doctrine of oppression. Even if they have not, they are very influenced by it, without even realising it. Such is the modern church which commits spiritual adultery by allowing itself to be guided and influenced by the world's ideas.  As such, it has been deceived into supporting victims using fleshly means.

The Bible makes it clear that followers of God must correct oppression (Isaiah 1:17).  So, it is important the Christian understands what is oppression. One needs to approach this using the Wisdom of God, not fleshly, worldly doctrines and thinking. This should be extremely obvious, but yet many in the modern Church became influenced by the world, owing to a lack of discernment or the fear of people. 

The Bible throughout tells people to not oppress the widow and orphan (Zechariah 7:10; Isaiah 1:17). Many people think that this is not relevant today because 'modern law' looks after women and children. While there may be such laws in modern jurisdictions which aim to 'protect' women and children, however, that is not the issue. 

There are two reasons why this is not the issue. Firstly, God tells His people to care for the needy as an obligation out of His love. This is a command to His people specifically, so what the unsaved do is not His audience in this verses. Secondly, caring for the needy is that which is from the heart. That which comes from mere written human-made law is not love nor cannot be of love, but a mere set of doctrines and actions - all worthless without love. Human-made law does not love nor can it love because it is of the flesh (Romans 8:7; 1 John 4:8).  This explains why for all the laws in the world that have sought to outlaw acts of oppression such as slavery and genocide, none have made the world a "better" place. 

Merely because one evil is not embraced or accepted does not make a person or persons righteous.  For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all (James 2:10). A person who is opposed to slavery, but yet supports abortion is still just as evil as one who supports both. Embracing one evil, while hating the other is to embrace all evil. The good works of the unrighteous, while comes from embracing, accepting or merely tolerating one sin, is not righteousness, but unrighteousness (Isaiah 64:6). A person who is unrighteous can do no righteousness unless he is first made righteous. 

Helping others with their evil, and consoling them is unrighteous. Such an example is running a crisis pregnancy clinic to help women make "good choices", that which is fleshly, rather than to kindly and lovingly tell them that what they have done is a sin, and thus in need of God's forgiveness and that God loves them.  To comfort people or counsel them to make "good choices" from a fleshly perspective to stop them from sinning, is like counselling a paedophile to make "good choices" to engage in other evil sexual relations,  other than with children, or to go and find a job (not involving children) to 'occupy' oneself, so that one will not commit paedophilia because there are no children around. 

Fleshly support for sinners like paedophiles, "sex addicts", abortive women, drug addicts and alcoholics by its very nature is not true, godly, selfless love, not can it ever be of love.  This is because the flesh cannot nor does it truly love, that is, selflessly. This is exactly why only he or she who knows God, can have the capacity to selflessly love (1 John 4:8). Fleshly support is ungodly, sensual, earthly and demonic. The whole industry of modern psychiatry is that of fleshly, demonic, sensual and earthly support, not to help a person turn from one's sins, but to help a person avoid the consequences of one's sins. 

The world's ideas of support are fleshly, demonic, earthly and sensual that do not help the oppressed, the victims or the sinner. Rather, its ideas only keep people in more spiritual bondage to the sins, spiritual blindness caused by demons and the love of sin, and evil being legitimised because the evil is not expose for what is truly is - that which God hates, and that which Jesus came to save sinners from. 

Christ is the standard, not a standard, but the standard of all righteousness and truth. Only by His power can one kill one's sin and be freed from the bondage of all sins. That is why Christ came: to die for our sins so that we can be forgiven, and to free us from its power and the sting of death.

For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death (2 Corinthians 7:10). 

Only when one has godly sorrow over one's sin for being sin, not fleshly or worldly sorrow, can one really be truly free from the power of sin. A person can all have the worldly freedom and rights; all which will pass away; all which are meaningless and keep in bondage to the lusts of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life.  However, as long as one has no freedom from sins, one will never be truly free at all. One will be in spiritual bondage as long as one is in one's sins.  Only by repentance and faith in Jesus who came to destroy the works of the devil, can one find true freedom.

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). 

All the evils in the world are not political, cultural, social or economic issues. They are all spiritual issues. Christ is the answer. There is no other answer.