Tuesday, 21 July 2015

The doctrine of "rights" is of the spirit of independence

The doctrine of "rights" is of the spirit of independence. It is a manifestation of a failure to trust God completely, itself a sin, and to hate God. Numbers 14;11 says "And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?

Why do people believe in their "rights" rather than God? It is because of the human flesh which seeks to be independent of God, and thrives on division, rivalry and competition.  It feeds on faithlessness, trusting and loving the flesh which is hostile against God (Romans 8:7). Thus, belief in "rights" is sin itself.

To believe in "rights" is to believe that one is entitled to what one wants, or perceives to need. This itself is to trust the flesh, rather than in God.

The fight for "rights" is vanity of vanities for it is of the flesh, and without faith. It will damn the person on the Day of Judgment for it is faithlessness. Anything not done by faith is sin.

And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin (Romans 14:23).