Thursday, 13 October 2016

The Belief in "Rights" Itself for any Human being is the manifestation of Disobedience to God, and the Usurption of His Dominion, Authority and Sovereignty

Many in the modern western Church are unstable and ignorant people who twist the Scriptures to their own destruction (2 Peter 3:16). How do I know? From all the doctrines and arguments that people in the modern western Church make which result in theology does not glorify God. This is all the manifestation of rebellion against God. Such is the manifested in the belief in "rights" for any human being.

We are such good respecters of persons. We tend to be excuse the sin of those who we think are 'good', simply because of our high regard for them, and as a hard as a stone towards people who are bad, and who may well be truly evil, and diabolical. However, our hatred for such people is usually out of a fleshly, worldly and earthly disregard for such people. God is not like us. He is no respecter of persons (Romans 2:11; Acts 10:34).

It is from this human respect for persons, as opposed to true justice which can only come from God, that the belief in "rights" manifests.  Why? The belief in "rights" itself regards humans as being entitled to what we want, whether it be high living standards, earthly justice, earthly opportunities, and respect from others.

As a mere human being, you have no "rights" in the true sense, that is, according to the Word of God:

What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
For You have made him a little lower than the angels,[a]
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

(Psalm 8:4-8).

It is only by God's grace, undeserved favour, that you and I can even exist. For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen (Romans 11:36). 

This is also made clear in other passages:

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him
(Colossians 1:16).

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made (John 1:3).

God is the one who has dominion over all things on the earth, including your very life itself. Not you, despite what you may think. So, to even think you have "rights" is itself the height of all arrogance. In even thinking you have rights, you kick God of His Throne. That is what you are doing. 

You may argue that belief in "rights" is compatible with obedience to God because God created us and gave us "rights". No! The idea of "rights" itself is to assume that one is entitled to what one wants or one's needs. 

While God did create and love each human being, He created us to enjoy Him. Enjoying God comes only from obedience to God. You may ask, doesn't  God give us the right to enjoy Him? No, it is not a "right". It is a privilege He gave to mankind, for which He gives us freewill to choose whether to enjoy Him. It is not a "right" to enjoy God or rebel against God. It is God's Sovereign right to create us, not our "right" to tell God what He should do, or not do. God's dominion over man is demonstrated in Genesis 1:26-28:

 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

God's dominion is demonstrated by making man in 'our image, after our likeness' referring to the Trinity. His command to man, created male and female in Genesis 1:28 indicates God's dominion over man.

It is because of belief in "rights" for human that much of the theology in the modern Church in the west is unbiblical, resulting in unstable and ignorant thinking. Such unstable and ignorant thinking is all the manifestation of believing that one can believe what one wants to believe, that is one has a "right" to believe as one chooses, and therefore that one does not need to submit to God.  

Such is the way of the rebellious and unsubmissive.