Sunday, 31 May 2015

I have no "rights". Neither do you.

Many people, of course, in today's world, believe in their own "rights" - a self-entitlement to things. They believe in their "moral rights", rights they have because they declare that to be the case. 

The doctrine of rights itself is of the flesh. It is because the flesh is evil that the doctrine of "rights" is taken as a given, not because of the doctrine of "rights", the flesh acts on it, leading to all evil. The doctrine of "rights" itself is evil. No one has rights. I have no rights in the true sense. Neither do you. None of us have "rights' in the eyes of the only One whose Word matters - Almighty God.

Galatians 5:19-21 says:

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,  Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
People think they are entitled to rights, because of the very flesh and the things of the flesh. Think about it: People never fight for rights to do good, such as a "right" to be gentle, loving, or kind. Why? Because it is against the nature of the spirit behind fighting for one's so-called "rights". 
People only ever fight for "rights" to be sexually immoral, murder, practice false religions, or gain  material things for themselves. This is not because the doctrine of "rights"  "becomes" corrupted by the flesh, but rather that the doctrine of "rights" by its very nature is evil, vile, and against the Spirit. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would (Galatians 5:17).
The doctrine of "rights" feeds on the lust of the flesh, and pride of life. It is of the world.