Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wise Words For The Day!.

From the book "Have You Truly Been Born Again Of Water And The Spirit?" -Paul C. Jong
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God's Law
Man's conscience,morality and social norms.
National law,civil law.

We should never set the standards of sin upon our own
consciences based on social norms.
The sins of our consciences are not in accord with what God has defined as sin. Therefore, we should not listen to our consciences, but rather base the standards of sin on God's commandments.
Each of us has our own idea of what sin is. Some consider it to be their shortcomings while others deem it to be based on distorted behavior.
For example, in Korea, people over their parents' graves with grass and take it upon themselves to care for them until they die. But in one of the primitive tribes in Papua New Guinea,they honor their dead parents by feasting on the body with family members. (I'm not sure if they cook the carcass before eating it.) I believe they want to prevent the body from being eaten by worms. These customs illustrate that the human concept of sin widely varies.
A virtuous deed in one society may be considered barbaric in another society may be considered barbaric in another society. However, the Bible tells us that it is a sin to disobey God's order. " 'For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men - the washing of pitchers and cups and many other such things you do.' And He said to them, 'All too well you reject the commandment of God,that you may keep your tradition' "(Mark 7:8-9). Our physical appearances are of no importance to God because He looks into the core of our hearts.

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