Friday, 5 June 2015

The issue of "rights" is not a semantic issue, it is a spiritual issue

Many Christians who think that Christians who insist there is no such thing as a "right" are merely working by a particular theoretical definition to make the case. Even if this was the case, it still remains that the issue is not the use of the word "right". No! It is the spirit behind "rights" and those who fight for their "rights"; an act of rebellion.

You may argue that is justified that some people fight for their rights such as those who 'minority' ethic groups, and exploited workers. While it is absolutely true that some "classes" of people are treated with scorn and hatred by general society and culture systematically, this is not an excuse of fighting for one's "rights". The act of fighting for one's "rights" is an act that is unsubmissive and rebellious against God. It is not meek and out of goodness. It is all too natural for a person, to argue why should one be good to those who are not good to oneself, and therefore one has rights. Well, that is exactly what is wrong with the doctrine of "rights". James 3:14-16 says: " But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work."

This is diametrically opposed to godly wisdom. Godly wisdom is manifested in good works and meekness of wisdom (James 3:13). Good works here means to care and love others. It means to serve others selflessly, not selfishly and expecting something in return. Many unsaved people, and even some Christians who fall into the deception of worldly wisdom that think those who fight for the "rights" of a certain class of people, whoever they may be are "good". No! It is evil to fight for one's own "rights" for it is of bitter envying and strife, which is what worldly wisdom thrives on. There is no excuse for such bitter envying and strife for anyone, whether saved or unsaved.

The doctrine of "rights", which is earthly and demonic, is diametrically opposed to godly wisdom. James 3:17:18 describes the manifestation of godly wisdom: "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace."

You may still argue that earthly authorities, such as governments, employers (or masters), parents, husbands and teachers are often ungodly, and because of that, ideologies and movements such as the worker's "rights" movement, and feminism are needed. Such arguments are of the devil. Rebellion against God-given authorities is rebellion against God (Romans 13:2). To argue that one needs demonic "rights"-based ideologies imply that one is right to rebel against God-given authorities as one sees fit. Therefore, one is implying that one can twist what is right and wrong by using injustices perpetrated against oneself to rebel against God. Such movements and ideologies also implicitly blame the suffering of oneself against all the persons of another class. As such, these doctrine of demons thrive on division, rivalry, using a pretext of injustice to blame another for one's evil thinking.

1 Peter 2:18 makes it clear to submit to any earthly authority, regardless of how they treat oneself: "Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward." Although he is referring explicitly to masters, it is the spirit of manner in which a person who act that he is talking about. Thus, the same applies to how a person who respond to all earthly authorities, regardless of how ungodly. 

You may still argue, in an extremely devious way, "what about abusive, mean, hateful authorities".  This question, is an illegitimate one if your motive for asking is impure, selfish and rebellious. 1 Peter 2:18 is not saying that one should simply allow oneself to be murdered or abused by an earthly authority in one way for another. Hence, Ephesians 6:9 says "And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him." God requires all earthly authorities to treat those under their authority well. 

Those who still argue that one has rights and need not treat those who are good to one with love and kindness, in a Christ-like manner need to question their Salvation. 

The doctrine of "rights" is of the spirit of rebellion, and unsubmissiveness. It is diametrically opposed to all peaceableness, meekness, kindness, and mercy. It is unpeaceable, proud, striving, of bitter envy and unmerciful. 

If you are a Christian, flush the doctrine of "rights" out of your thinking. If you are not, know that you have sinned against God, justly headed for God's Eternal Punishment in Hell for an eternity. Repent and put your faith in Jesus Christ,  God in the flesh who died for your sins today. You broke God's Law, Jesus Christ paid your fine, so that God can dismiss your case. Repent and put your faith in Jesus Christ today.