Monday, 3 October 2016

No Justice for the Unrighteous, Even when they Plead for It

Modern western society loves to talk about "justice" and gets involved in all kinds of activism to fight for what it calls "justice". 

It claims to hate violence and care for children, yet thinks that slaughtering babies in the womb a woman's "right", "choice", a human "right", "healthcare" or "convenience". It claims to believe in human dignity, but yet thinks that pornography is acceptable. 

Even if a person in modern society hates pornography for its disrespect of human dignity, it hates it only for selfish reasons, but yet thinks that 'erotica' is acceptable because it is "respectful". It selects the type of pornography it thinks to be acceptable, as if the morality and ethics of pornography depends on the situation. 

This is a manifestation of double-mindedness, in wanting to select what moral principles one wants to believe in to justify one's own sins. It is not only rebellion, but the manifestation of vile hypocrisy by many in modern western society. Indeed, James 1:8 says that a double-minded person is unstable in all his ways: he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

James 1:6-8 explains that double-mindedness is a manifestation of a lack of faith in God:

 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways

He is double-minded because he trusts in his own fleshly ways, instead of God's ways as the natural person does. He does not believe in the good that comes from God's ways, but yet wants to receive the benefit of it. The secular world wants the good things that can only come from God, despite of course, not even acknowledging that God exists, let alone that all good things come from Him: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning (James 1:17).

Good things, such as human dignity, kindness, goodness, love in the true sense of the term and justice come from God and can only come from God. There is no good thing that can come from any mere human being. The Bible tells us in the following verses:

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God (Mark 10:18).



As it is written:

“There is none righteous, no, not one;
11 There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.
12 They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one.”[b]
13 Their throat is an open tomb;
With their tongues they have practiced deceit”; [c]
“The poison of asps is under their lips”; [d]
14 “Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”[e]
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways;
17 And the way of peace they have not known.”[f]
18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”[g]
 (Romans 3:10-18).

One only needs to look at pre-Church history for some empirical evidence. The ancient world was full of paedophila, pederastry, cross-dressing, bestiality, homosexuality and rape, all of which was not only acceptably, but totally normal. These evils were even legal in many ancient societies, and particularly in the hard-line pagan civilisations such as ancient Greece and ancient Rome. 

You may say, that they were just uneducated. Where else was the most educated place but Greece, which was full of pederastry and paedophila, cross-dressing and bestiality? Greece, at the time was seen as the most advanced civilisation, the most "progressive" and "enlightened". The world would have seen it to be the most just place because of its "progressivism" and "enlightenment".

The modern world is no different from ancient Greece, as it would like to think itself to be. Ironically though, ancient Greece in its heyday was the ancient equivalent of modern western society - full of false wisdom, faith in human thinking called "reason", legalistic in thinking that the earthly law is the standard to live by for all people, and of course, thinking it was full of justice.

The world loves to think itself full of "justice". This is out of its own self-righteousness and there is no other explanation. It thinks it loves justice, but what it loves is really justice for only oneself and only those who one 'cares for'. It does care for "justice", but a perverted form of justice, one which loves to use the sins of others against them, so that one can use that as an excuse for hating them. The world not only hates the Church. Interestingly enough, it is full of hate for its own. It referring to what a group of believers once were before they were saved, Apostle Paul wrote:

For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another (Titus 3:3).

The justice of the world asks what one can do to stop others from doing what one does not want to happen to oneself. It is defined by the self, as opposed to defined by God. The justice of God, which is the true justice, is defined by righteousness. It cares not who is the recipient of the evil, who is the perpetrator, when the evil was done, the circumstances in which it was done, how it was done, or what excuses the people may make for the evil. 

God is perfectly just because He is perfect in His holiness and righteousness. The justice of God derives from His righteousness and holiness. It is unchanging, absolute and guaranteed. It does not change with the times or situation, alter depending on the person He judges or the person who is recipient of the evil. It is not that which is mitigated, or that which is meted out depending on the circumstances or whether God 'feels' like it. 

No, my friends, God's justice is absolute and guaranteed. It is derived from His righteousness.

Psalm 89:14 says: Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.


Justice is the Bible is always associated with the unrighteous who disobey God. For example, Isaiah 59:9 says: 
 
Therefore justice is far from us,
Nor does righteousness overtake us;
We look for light, but there is darkness!
For brightness, but we walk in blackness!


As long as one is being unrighteous, one not only is one who is unjust, but cannot be just, but can only be unjust. Isaiah 59:1-8 tells us:
 
Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened,
That it cannot save;
Nor His ear heavy,
That it cannot hear.
But your iniquities have separated you from your God;
And your sins have hidden His face from you,
So that He will not hear.
For your hands are defiled with blood,
And your fingers with iniquity;
Your lips have spoken lies,
Your tongue has muttered perversity.

No one calls for justice,
Nor does any plead for truth.
They trust in empty words and speak lies;
They conceive evil and bring forth iniquity.
They hatch vipers’ eggs and weave the spider’s web;
He who eats of their eggs dies,
And from that which is crushed a viper breaks out.
Their webs will not become garments,
Nor will they cover themselves with their works;
Their works are works of iniquity,
And the act of violence is in their hands.
Their feet run to evil,
And they make haste to shed innocent blood;
Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity;
Wasting and destruction are in their paths.
The way of peace they have not known,
And there is no justice in their ways;
They have made themselves crooked paths;
Whoever takes that way shall not know peace.
associated with the unrighteous people who disobey God. 

Isaiah 59:1-8 is a perfect description of the modern western world. In seeking iniquity, trusting in empty words, speaking lies to produce all manner of evil, it militantly and brazenly rushes to do nothing but evil, and shed innocent blood, hating all manner of justice. 

Yet, modern western society claims its seeks justice and is so upset that it has no justice. The reason why it has no justice is because it hates justice, for loves to do nothing but evil, brazenly rushing to do evil. The injustices the modern society faces are the fruit of its own evil. It cannot blame anyone but itself.

There is no justice for the unrighteous, even when the plead for it, because they themselves are evil and full of love for injustice. As such, in a cruel twist of irony, modern western society deserves the injustices it sees all around it.

See http://ntwrightpage.com/2016/07/12/righteousness/