Others Faults

“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which
are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of
meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.”
Galatians 6:1.

There are times when it is necessary to speak out when another person has done some act that offends a third person. The basic problem is that we do not tell others whether their action is either a sin or it is just clearly improper. The action must be called to the wrong-doer.

In history, there are many incidents when attention needs to be brought up. Politics in the United States is a constant attack upon the views of what others have proclaimed. In 2016, Donald Trump used the mechanism of bringing to the attention of those who opposed him their faults. The media which included newspapers, television talk, radio and social digital – used their authority to promote their left-wing rhetoric.

In World War II,  Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote to George Marshal so the saying goes that he would divorce Mammie, his wife. General Marshal said, “No, you will not!”.

In the time of the Korean War, President Truman told General Macarthur he was arrogant. He then removed him from command of the Allied forces in Korea.

Ronald Reagan, in Berlin, told Gorbachev to remove that wall so people in Germany could move more freely.

One problem we as a nation must come to grips with is our public school system. It is a horrible mess. The test scores go down, down and down and they have since about 1964. I suggest you investigate on the internet. It is as if this institution is suicidal which it certainly is not. Think about these questions.

• Do buildings make you people smarter?
• Do athletic events build character?
• Do computers increase math skills?
• Do students know what a paragraph is?
• Do students need smart phones?
• Do students need a hand held computer? and
• Do we need more taxes so that we can construct bigger complexes?

These are questions that must be answered by intelligent adults.

Another question that should be considered is this idea we should offer food to the poor without telling them what Jesus said to such matters. Try to complain about this and then you will be criticized about the charitable 501c3 groups which will be little those who cling to this idea. The message here is that no one is supposed to ever criticize people who ask for money from churches, charity groups or educational group.

A few days ago I was called by a local high school to have this blog printed upon a t-shirt. I asked how much? The response was about $790.00. Immediately my answer was, “No!”

There was a call about a year ago who wanted a donation. When asked the administrative fee the caller said 85%. He then hung up.

Jesus understood the money changers in the Temple. He understood the motive = Money! Money! Money!

Just as then and now – the draining force is money. Jesus responded to a question by an onlooker in a classic way. He would ask Them a question.

 

QUESTIONS

As a human we must ask questions to improve our understanding of a given issue. This is not an option, it is expected. As a lawyer I know the Judge, the jury, and the other side. Expect me to respond to and criticize the other side.

Humans have such self-centered egos that to seek a response from others is almost impossible. Have you known a person who can only use these pronouns “I”, “me”, or “mine”? It is common for this to happen. The book of Ecclesiastes is such a book. Self is the key thought. The care for others is seldom seen as a motivating factor. Yet – this is the theme which should predominate our life.

Asking questions is a powerful way to know what is happening.  Tell people whether one is following the Holy Scripture. When this is done expect to be ridiculed. No mercy will be shown to you.


OUR ALLEGATION

At the time of the Protestant Reformation, there was a man who espoused a doctrine which we have with us now. It has been called Calvinism, the theory is certainly one that should be accepted by believers. One tenet is that God elects us to be a Christian. This is a false teaching. We should reset this idea. We are not elected but we choose whether to serve him. It is our choice.

This restricts who will be a follower of Jesus when this is brought up it must be denied. In Galatians 6:1 the Apostle tells us to act.

“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which
are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of
meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.”

Never allow the remark to go unchecked. The Baptist’s have used a form of this for years. This is found in such remark as “once in grace always in grace”. This means you have been elected and thus your salvation can not be set aside.

Paul the Apostle set the ground rules that yes, it can be denied.

We Christians must never lose sight of the fact that as followers we must be on guard that our religion does not pull us away from Christ. As people of the God we must listen and seek to help those who are overcome by temptation. Never be arrogant who you are because the result will be something that is destructive to you. Paul again tells these Galatians in 6:2-4, what is to happen.

“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the
law of Christ.
For if a man think himself to be something, when
he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
But let every man prove his own work, and then
shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not
in another.”

We should do good works – which accompanied by faith, will give each one of us the life we should have.

Never should you and I rely upon others. We have responsibilities to show others. Here are some ways we let others know our pedigree:

• Attend church the first day of the week,
• Evangelize,
• Give the tithe, and
• Familiarize self with scriptures.

The church is over crowded with people who are “Jokers”. They claim to be faithful Christians – but are not. We must teach them.

 

Self-reasoned people do fall prey to such ideas as socialism is because they are not well grounded in the fact that the Bible endorses capitalism. You read that correctly!  The Bible endorses capitalism. These people allow the schools to teach that the government is to be obeyed rather than follow the commands of morality. One of the great passages of the Scripture is Galatians 6:7-8.

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever
a man soweth, that shall be also reap.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap
corruption; but he that soweth to the spirit shall of
the spirit reap life everlasting.”

The time of reaping comes on us when our actions show no remorse. There is a time when payment for what took place must be made. It is similar to buying a car but not making the payments as agreed. Repossession comes, the car is taken and sold to another. Our acts are no different. Settlement is coming. Here are some of the results of what you’ve earned:

A drunkard will have liver deterioration,
• Over use of drugs will have effects on the brain,
• Consumption of sugar sets up a diabetic result,
• Sports injuries will play havoc when older, and
• Using pills instead of seeking peace will upset the mind.

Recently there was a book published titled, “Everybody’s normal till you get to know them”, by John Anthony. The principle is that – yes we like to show we are normal but the truth is we are deeply flawed. Yet, our task is to keep following the guiding principles of God.

LAW

There was a dispute in the first century of Christianity. It was the Christian Jews that said the law of circumcision must be followed. Paul said in Galatians 6:12-13, pay no attention to these people. Circumcision means to glorify the flesh.

“As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh,
they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they
should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.”

The law served its purpose and another law comes to us in Galatians 6:14-16.

“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the
cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, but whom the
world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth
anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
And as many as walk according to this rule, peace
be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.”

What Christ did for us was to give liberty. God has provided another set of principles through Jesus Christ.


CONCLUSION

Here are some aids which could help each one of us:

• Confront the sins of others in a respectful way,
• Know God sees the rewards he gives to us,
• Do good to all people, and
• Do not let the rulers of the past dominate our lives.

KEEP THE FAITH!

 

JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE

“I am weak but Thou art strong;
Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
I’ll be satisfied as long
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.

Just a closer walk with Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, is my plea,
Daily walking close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

Thro’ this world of toil and snares,
If I falter, Lord, who cares?
Who with me my burden shares?
None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee.

When my feeble life is o’er,
Time for me will be no more;
Guide me gently, safely o’er
To Thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore.”

 

Gerald Fugit
DiggingOldWells.com
January 22, 2017

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