Re: anti-capitalism thread
« Reply #1416 on: June 12, 2018, 10:21:55 AM »
What does self-righteous mean?
Self righteous: having or characterized by a certainty, especially an unfounded one, that one is totally correct or morally superior.
According to the definition, you are self righteous. You think your unfounded ideas about how the world should be and how people should act in it are the correct way.
What does righteous mean?
(of a person or conduct) morally right or justifiable; virtuous.
synonyms:good, virtuous, upright, upstanding, decent;
Righteousness and goodness make evil people upset because it shines a light on their sin, and makes them realize that they are behaving in a rotten way.
Am I righteous and good? No, I'm not. Not in myself. I'm filled with sin of all kinds in and of myself. But am I righteous and good? Yes, I am. I am given the sinlessness and pure and perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ. This is a free gift of grace from God and He offers this to all people. His love for you was shown in what He did, in suffering and dying at the hands of evil God-hating people so He could save humanity from our own evil. He rose again from the dead proving Himself to be God as He claimed!
Am I sometimes an uppity, smug, superior hypocrite? Sure. Am I sometimes a selfish jerk? Sure. Am I sometimes mean and rude? Sure. Am I always honest? No. Have I lusted after men I'm not married to? Yes, yes, and yes. I'm guilty.
But Jesus never did a wrong thing in His life. And that's unblemished record was given to me through faith in Jesus Christ.
So when I'm judged at the throne of God, all my sin won't be counted against me. Because it was counted against JESUS. God poured out His wrath that I deserve on Jesus. Because He loves me. And He loves you too. No matter how much you hate Him and spit on Him and push Him away and fight to have your own way, and rebel and direct your inner turmoil in hateful attack on other human beings God loves, He still loves you and wants you to be saved.
Now I want to live for God, I want to live His way, I want to live in a way that honors Him and I want to love other people and be kind and loving and gentle. I want to pray for my enemies and people who hate me like God wants me to. And God gives me this beautiful love and peace so I'm able to pray repeatedly for the people from the forum who hate me most. Marx, Cum, Kyle, Tora, Ze Saint, Lightbringer, and also for many people from W2 I like a lot that I won't name.
There are a lot of things we can lose in this life. Health, money, reputation, teeth, limbs, property, a friend you love, parents, children, brothers, sisters, peace, joy, hope, and a feeling of security.
One day each of us will die if Jesus doesn't return to judge the world first.
What are we doing here? If we don't have Jesus, we have NOTHING.
If we do have Jesus, we have EVERYTHING.
JESUS is the answer to everything.
Pain, loss, death, sin, fear...we suffer here, but JESUS WINS.
JESUS has conquered sin, death, the devil.
We have VICTORY in Jesus and can celebrate knowing we have eternal life in heaven when this brief earthly life ends.
I may be tortured and have my family taken from me and we might all be killed. We don't know what pain we will face in this life.
But we have true comfort knowing God loves us at all times and is with us even when we are screaming in agony as I sometimes have.
I'm a broken mess like everyone else. I needed help.
God is my help. God is my strength, my shield, my rock, and His love is everlasting!!!
Praise God and rejoice for He is good!!