Friday, 19 June 2015

The doctrine of "rights" is of MAMMON

The spirit of mammon is behind the doctrine of "rights". He is here. Where there is evil, there is mammon. 1 Timothy 6:9-11 makes it clear:

But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.  But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

Jesus said that in order to follow Him, one must not only stop being greedy. He did not just say stop being greedy or full of lusts for earthly things. While He did say this, this is not all He said. Jesus made several commandments regarding what it means to follow Him. 
In Matthew 16:24, He said:  "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me".  In Matthew 6:24, Jesus said: "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-40: 

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

These verses all are linked together. Matthew 16:24 means to give up ALL  of one's desires, interests, aspirations, dreams, visions and goals - absolutely everything of oneself to serve God and God only. Anyone seeking to make a compromise with serving God as well as a pursuing earthly things and thinks one can serve God is misguided. There is no middle ground: you either serve God, or your own interests. You cannot combine the two, or "use" one for the "benefit" of the other. By no means! Do not be deceived. To serve yourself is to serve mammon who feeds on the lusts of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life; everything which is against God, His Spirit and His Word. Hence this is why Jesus said that no one can serve both God and mammon.

How is Matthew 22:37-40 related, one may ask. It is absolutely related. Loving God is to obey Him wholly, without compromise and without shame. It is to not only reject the things of the world, and all fleshly things, but to be utterly contemptuous of such vile things. To still be seeking to compromise with such things is to still believe that one has "rights" to hold onto.

The spirit of mammon works through the deception of "rights" - whether it is that all humans have all kinds of rights to do absolutely whatever one wants, or that one has no such right to do absolutely one chooses, but at least has some rights. Many Christians fall in the latter category, still thinking they at least have some "rights". No one, whether saved or unsaved has any "right" for all of us deserve absolutely nothing, but eternal damnation. If you still believe that you are at least morally entitle to something, flush that thinking from your system for you deserve nothing at all from God, not even a single breath, but eternal damnation. 

The very thought that one has "rights" is hostile against God. It is not only to claim that which one is not entitled in even the very slightest, but that it is to usurp God's Authority over all things. It is a blasphemous doctrine, a doctrine of demons. This should seem obvious when one understands this. 

However, the reason why it is so hard to see is because the spirit of mammon blinds people into thinking they are "entitled" to what they have whether it be possessions, power, money, status, family, career or education - all earthly things which are no God-given entitlements but liberties, earthly liberties that God by His grace permits both the unsaved and save to enjoy.

The doctrine of "rights" is of the spirit of mammon who seeks to blind the masses, both unsaved and saved into thinking that even if they have no 'right' to do immoral things, they are still "entitled" to have earthly things; all things which no person is entitled to at all whatsoever.