EDITORIALS - Why America must return to Righteousness

I’d like to address an issue that is somewhat misunderstood today, having undergone a great deal of malignment throughout the last four decades and beyond. I begin by asking what is righteousness?

Is it a state of mind, a label, or just a characteristic that defines a good citizen. This is what a popular dictionary claims: WikiPedia defines “Righteousness as the quality or state of being morally correct and justifiable.[1] It can be considered synonymous with "rightness" or being "upright".[2] It can be found in Indian religions and Abrahamic  traditions as a theological concept. For example, from various perspectives in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism it is considered an attribute that implies that a person's actions are justified, and can have the connotation that the person has been "judged" or "reckoned" as leading a life that is pleasing to God.”

This definition starts out well but beyond the first two sentences tells us nothing but in the most general terms of what is right behavior. Wikipedia more aptly describes the mindset of the world’s perversion of righteousness in a universal platitude claiming   many ways can be regarded as righteous, offering nothing in true understanding, so we must look elsewhere to find the answer.

America was founded on a narrow set of principles expressed both in the Declaration of Independence and in the bible from which the principles of Liberty, prosperity and safety were expounded. America did not worship a universal god or a deity that expects nothing of his creation but a real benefactor God who chose his people based on Abraham's obedience out of which blessings would continue to flow to his descendants if they met His conditions.

The bible gives a thorough view of righteous behavior. It's enlightenment depicts a way of life devoid of political correctness, popular convention, myths and false assertions.

In Romans 10 verse 3 we learn that ”For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. “

After all government and social conventions typically interject their mindset definitions of what is righteous most often under the force of law. Certainly obeying the civil authorities defines a type of rightness but like social convention both have done much to redefine what behaviors are ‘righteous’. For example, same sex lifestyles are now regarded as acceptable along with cross dressing which infers a kind of rightness.  Even child murder is accepted under a personal ‘choice’ umbrella.

But Proverbs 30 verse 12 reveals what the world mindset is “There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.” 

Reverend Raphael Warnock, the newly elected candidate for the Georgia Senate, has publicly expressed the view that abortion is fully consistent with his role as a shepherd of God’s people which infers righteousness. However Mr. Warnock’s statement is just the world’s definition of righteousness repackaged and is the cause of the moral confusion and decay observed in today’s culture.

In Psalm 119, verse 172 we read “My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness."  And in Leviticus 19, verse 15: “Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor.

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand how badly the American legal system and its political cronies have abused this passage.  Mr. Warnock’s judgment is critically flawed and in moral conflict with the bible’s definition of righteousness.

Righteousness is conferred to us when we obey His laws as stated in Deuteronomy 6:25: ”And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.”

What Commandments? Christ outlines them in Matthew 19, verses 18 and 19. The sixth commandment expressly forbids murder, so again Mr. Warnock’s position on abortion as being consistent with his role as a Sheppard of God is no example of righteousness.  His views are clearly outside the laws of God and scripture warns that such shall be in danger of the judgment.

The bible speaks of a world empire that will be assembled (Dan 2: 31, 44) at the end of this age consisting of 10 subdivisions (horns). America, Canada, and Mexico make up one of these horns. America will be absorbed by this beast power arising out of Europe. This may be considered America's final warning because it's transgressions have reached its High Benefactor who will not continue to turn a blind eye to its child sacrifice and abominable social practices before destroying the nation.

"As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways..."

Leviticus 26:15, 16 & 25 chronicles the punishment that has already begun " And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant: .. I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart....: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you.."

Terror came to America in Sept 2001 (911) and the pestilence began in 2020. These judgments will only get worse until America either turns back to righteousness or is destroyed with the remainder going into captivity.

If we are to survive then we must return to keeping God's laws to retain the manifold blessings since the nation's founding.

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