Voice For The Voiceless

“Dare any of you, having a matter against another,
go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?”     I Corinthians 6:1.

Paul, the writer to the Gentiles, was an observant man. When we read (in 2015), what he penned, it is amazing how true his comments are to us. In fact the remarks are pertinent to not only his time frame, but from then until now. The remarkable words he wrote are on point now, and for that matter, will be current everyday in the future so long as the earth exists in its present form.

There is a reason for this and it is found in II Timothy 3:16.

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”

Men who possessed great power have commented on the truth and veracity of the Bible. Here is one example:

Napoleon Bonaparte told General Monthalon that he believed in God, read the Old Testament, read the Gospels and the book of Acts. He stated also:

“The Bible is no mere book, but a living creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it.”

Unfortunately we have politicians and supposed Christian leaders who scoff at the contents of that word from God. This was not the view of Paul because he saw the world for what it was and the institutions which are created by men for the belief that they could act in the area of justice. What this world seeks to bring into existence will be equal or superior to what Almighty God has ordained or set forth, this is man’s belief. Fools!

However what man does crumbles to dust. Man’s productions are vanity. One area which men enjoy and crave to is build an edifice and put their name on the front door or the side of the building.

Another place humans enjoy flaunting is the legal system.

PRESENT STATE OF LAW

It was Paul who told the congregation at Corinth to stop seeking help from worldlings. This is clear in I Corinthians 6:1 as told to them the problem:

“Dare any of you, having a matter against another,
go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?”

Your writer for this blog is permitted to practice before the courts of Texas, the Fifth Circuit of the United States, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. I am a graduate of Southern Methodist University Law School. My trial of jury cases both criminal and civil cases would be in the hundreds. This writer is not a “Baby Lawyer”. You can look at my legal website to check out my expertise.

When Paul the apostle used the word   “…go to law before the unjust…”,   he understood the system then and even now. You know some recent findings by the courts where little or nothing happened.

It has been reported that the Big Six banks of the United States have committed crimes as wells as sordid practices. These are:

  • J. P. Morgan Chase
  • Bank of America
  • Citigroup
  • Wells Fargo
  • Goldman Sachs and
  • Morgan Stanley

If my information is correct – did they pay a fine in the Court systems? Yes. Did any of the upper management stand convicted of a crime and sentenced to jail? Of course not. The legal system was rigged on behalf of the Big Banks.

In fact, at least one Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of J. P. Morgan Chase, who paid $550 million for a fine for a criminal act received – a $20 million sum. Did he go to jail? Of course not. The legal system did not pursue the crime. Remember the legal system is broke. It will not be repaired or made over. Paul was right to tell us to stay away from the evil legal system.

What should we do —  when we know the world is doing some evil?

SOLUTION

There are several matters that we must know about ourselves. One obvious comment is to know who we are. If you are a follower of Jesus, then it is fact that you must know what this world is about. We will be able to judge what evil does according to Revelation 2:26:

“And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end,
to him will I give power over the nations.”

Then there will be the promise that is given in I Corinthians 6:2,3.

“Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world?
And if the world shall be judged by you,
are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?”
“Know ye not that we shall judge angels?
How much more things that pertain to this life?”

Christians, when wrongs are done to you, then in eternity – the judgment will be ours.

Be careful who you do business with and for that matter, associate with. Christians use your God given rational mind. As a Christian you are not a fool. Use your head.

CHURCH JUDGMENT

In the body of Christ there should be a man as men who can pronounce judgment. This is what I Corinthians 6: 5,6 states.

“I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise among you?
No, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?”
“But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.”

There should be in every Christian group a group of men, not women, who have the capacity to judge and examine. In I Timothy 3: 1-7:

“Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren.”
“The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.”
“Honour widows that are widows indeed.”
“But if any widow has children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety.
At home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.”
“Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth
In supplications and prayers night and day.”
“But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.”
“And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.”

In I Corinthians 6:7,8, Paul was deeply concerned why these Christians were acting so stupid. The problem was that the world was judging their grievance. The people of the world do not know how to decide issues.

“Now therefore, there is utterly a fault among you,
Because ye go to law one with another.
Why do ye not rather take wrong?
Why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?”
“Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.”

Here is an example how distorted judgment can be. Did you know that judges come from two groups?  And –  these are the people who tell you what to do!

The first group is the prosecutor’s office. It may be as to the County Attorney, District Attorney, or federal prosecutors. These people have a philosophy that anyone who is accused of a wrong must be punished. The second division are the defense firms, who only make money by attacking a plaintiff. There may be another section those who can not make a living – so they run for a judgeship.

LAY IT OUT

Paul, the honest, practical man laid out that certain people are not going to be accepted by God. Yes, I know some will say that we all have some degree of these sins in us. Since this is the Divine Word –  it is what it is. He was very plain in the condemnation of these sins in I Corinthians 6: 9,10.

“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.”
“Nor thieves, not covetous, not drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

You may not like to read these remarks but it is what the Spirit set out. What makes us different is that our sin has been removed.

Once we have heard, believed, confessed, repented and immersed, then –  we are cleansed.

However we must continue to follow Christ. Our sin has been purged. This is true, but then our obligation is follow Him. In I Corinthians 6:11,12, we are now clean and pure before God.

“And such were some of you but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”
“All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient; all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”

There is one sin that strikes deep within the body. It is fornication. This sin was becoming destructive to the church at Corinth. This sin is within our physical body. I Corinthians 6: 13 states:

“Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.”
When a man is joined with a whore then trouble comes. In the great book of Roman 1:24 these thoughts are presented:

“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleaness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves.”

Both the woman and man in this sexual situation are wrong and each has sinned.

WHO YOU ARE

It seems that people do not know who they are. When becoming close to a person you should understand who you are and then the identity of the other person. No one in the world is like any other. All fingerprints are not the same. Our DNA is also different. God said you are special. In the history of the Jewish people the temple was one place one kind and one place deposited God given articles. So when Paul said,  …”that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost…”,  then this puts you as unique among all people.

Never allow the federal government to just tell you that as a person, you are their servants. There was but one Temple. This makes you a very important person. In fact as a person, you are great. No one should ever degrade your body or spirit. Paul alludes to this in I Corinthians 6:19,20.

“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”
“For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

Those who abuse their bodies by any chemical, alcohol or physical destruction are not understanding who they are.

 

GIVE OF THE BEST TO THE MASTER

“Give of the best to the Master; Give of the strength of your youth;
Throw your soul’s fresh, glowing ardor Into the battle for truth,
Jesus has set the example; dauntless was He, young and brave;
Give Him your loyal devotion, Give Him the best that you have.
Give of your best to the Master; naught else is worth His love;
He gave Himself for your ransom, Gave up his glory above:
Laid down His life without murmur, you from sin’s ruin to save;
Give Him your heart’s adoration, Give Him the best that you have.”
HOWARD B. GROSE
Gerald Fugit

August 16, 2015

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