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HOW do we practice righteousness to be righteous in God’s eyes?

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by BCsenior, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. BCsenior

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    We need to practice righteousness
    to be righteous in God’s eyes


    ● “Little children, let no one deceive you.
    He who practices righteousness is righteous,
    just as He is righteous. He who sins (habitually)
    is of the devil … In this the children of God and
    the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does NOT practice righteousness is NOT of God,
    NOR is he who does NOT love his brothers and sisters.” (1 John 3:7-10)

    Note above: the children of God practice righteousness and love their fellow BACs!

    ● “… whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.” (Acts 10:35)

    ● “… you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him” (1 John 2:29)
    However, do all BACs (who are born of God)
    practice righteousness?


    In post #2, you will find 7 more NT verses
    about practicing righteousness.


    Some of the godly things we must do
    to be practicing righteousness


    ● We must be doing God’s will
    Those who do the will of Father God shall
    enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 7:21).

    Quite a lot of God’s will is listed below …

    ● We must be loving
    We must love God and our fellow man
    (Matthew 22:37-40, 1 John 3:10).
    We must love our enemies (Matthew 5:43-46).
    If we love Jesus, we will obey His commandments
    (John 14:15,21,23).
    Does anyone get into heaven who does not love Jesus?

    We must be merciful
    Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy (Matthew 5:7).

    We must be generous and do good works/deeds
    If we feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty,
    take in strangers, clothe the naked,visit the sick,
    visit the prisoners, we will go into eternal life
    (Matthew 25:34-46).

    We must be forgiving
    If we do not forgive people, Father God will not forgive us (Matthew 6:14-15).

    We must be repenting of our sins
    Paul sent a strong letter (1 Corinthians) to the Corinthian church concerning a terrible sexual sin, and this letter produced the desired result in the church. This whole passage was written to, about, and for … the Corinthian believers: “godly sorrow (over sin) produces repentance leading to salvation” (2 Corinthians 7:10).
     
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  2. BCsenior

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    ● “… we, having died to sins, should
    live for righteousness” (1 Peter 2:24)

    This refers to wanting to live for
    the practicing of righteousness!


    ● “… flee these things (sins) and
    pursue righteousness and a godly life”
    (1 Timothy 6:11)


    ● “… you can choose to obey God,
    leading to righteous living” (Romans 6:16)


    ● “… give yourselves to be
    slaves of righteous living so you will become holy” (Romans 6:19)


    ● “All Scripture … is profitable …
    for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16)

    This refers to instruction in
    how to practice righteousness!


    ● “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven
    against all ungodliness and unrighteousness
    of men who suppress the truth (by living) in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18)


    ● “… to the blameless I will show My salvation” (Psalm 50:23, NIV)
     
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  3. Ttalkkugjil

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    The righteous disposition of the heart is expressed in righteous action.

    Jesus is the 'kind of', the life of holiness.

    The children of God will have their character, and the disciples of Jesus will follow Jesus.

    The sinner shows himself. Because the disobedient children do the act of the devil, the disciples of Satan use them as a tool for trespassing. Satan sinned from the beginning. The first recorded sin was attributed to him because he had previously rebelled against God. He made people sin, made them slaves, and made them servants of the curse
     
  4. SkyWriting

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    #1. Do all things unto others, just as you would wish them do unto you.
    This is the summation of the Law of Moses and of the teachings of the prophets.
     
  5. Of the Kingdom

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    This is backward. We *cannot* be righteous by our own actions. Even the most committed born-again Christian is incapable. As Jesus said, "Without me, you can do nothing." Instead, Jesus' righteousness is accounted to us. Because we are righteous in God's eyes, not by our own power lest any man should boast, we are given the power to perform righteous acts, thus giving a witness that we are indeed Christ's. We are His; the actions are His.
     
  6. bling

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    If we do anything without being motivated by Godly type Love it is worthless 1Cor. 13:1-3
     
  7. BCsenior

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    Instead of being deceived by Satan, your church,
    your flesh, etc., why not try believing in God's word?

    ● “Little children, let no one deceive you.
    He who practices righteousness is righteous,
    just as He is righteous. He who sins (habitually)
    is of the devil … In this the children of God
    and the children of the devil are manifest:
    Whoever does NOT practice righteousness
    is NOT of God
    , NOR is he who does NOT love
    his brothers and sisters.” (1 John 3:7-10)
     
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  8. BCsenior

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    And might this include WARNING our fellow BACs
    that IF they are involved in habitual sin, they are
    on the broad road to hell (Matthew 7:13-14)?
    Ref: multitudes of NT verses!

    News Flash ...
    We don't have many more years to get on the right path.
     
  9. bling

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    Be careful, can you cast the first stone?
    Find out their reason.
    It might be as hard for them to give up this "habitual sin" as it would be for you to be sinless.
    What is the difference between repeating the same sin over and over again and continuing to do lots of different sins?
    Yes go to them with more the attitude of working together about our not felling our lives with good works so neither of us have time to sin. Become that pray partner ( on call 24/7). Consider the 12 step program for stopping your sinning.
     
  10. BCsenior

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    Yes, indeed, let this be your ministry!

    And kudos for believing in all of the NT verses,
    and not just some favorite verses!
     
  11. BCsenior

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    So far, my many years of in-depth study
    of the whole of the NT has led me to believe:

    True saving belief includes

    ● God knowing you ... approves of you
    ● loving God ... resulting in obedience
    ● knowing God ... includes obedience
    good works toward your fellow man
    ● no habitual sinning ... w/o repentance
    ● enduring faith and trust until the end
     
  12. Aquila0121

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    Love God.
    Love others.

    The rest is commentary.
     
  13. 1213

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    I like your post, but I think it would be good to add, the difference between righteous and unrighteous is, righteous wants to do all those good things, because he understands it is good. Unrighteous may think he must do those to get a reward.

    Righteousness is like state of mind, wisdom of the just, that makes person freely do good and right things. And that is the reason why righteous can have eternal life, he understands how to live well.
     
  14. Shempster

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    That sounds a lot like WORKS :holy:

    You are the right track, there.
     
  15. Soyeong

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    There is a difference between how a righteous and an unrighteous person act, but this is not the way to become righteous. When we have a character trait, then we will express it through our actions, so when God imputes His righteousness to us and declares us to be righteous, He is also declaring us to be someone who practices righteousness in obedience to His instructions for how to do that found in His Law. In other words, the reason that we have received the righteousness of God was not in order to hide it under a bushel, but in order to let it shine through our obedience. So the reason why we are to practice righteousness in obedience to God's Law is not in order to become righteous, but because we have been declared righteous.

    In Romans 3:21-22, the Law and the Prophets testify that the righteousness of God comes through faith in Christ for all who believe, so this has always been the one and only way to become righteous. In Romans 1:5, we have received grace in order to bring about the obedience of faith, so we are not declared righteous by our obedience to God's Law, but rather the same grace and faith by which we are declared righteous also requires us to therefore practice righteousness.
     
  16. Corinthi

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    Hi, so people like me cannot become righteous, although I believe and knew, know Christ came for us.

    So does that mean practicing order?
     
  17. 1213

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    Please explain why do you think so? What do you mean with righteous?
     
  18. Of the Kingdom

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    Kareen, I'm not sure in what context you make these statements. No one can become righteous by BcSenior's definition, at least in this life, because we are imperfect -- we inherited a fatal flaw from Adam. Jesus was righteous: He followed every moral principle consistent with the love of God, and every detail of the rules God gave to Moses to demonstrate to us that we cannot keep them.

    If we accept Jesus as our savior and advocate (attorney), His righteousness is counted as ours. An example of this is Abraham: "Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him as righteousness".

    If this isn't clear or complete enough for you, please let us know what you meant by your statement.
     
  19. Corinthi

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    Thankyou this clarifies everything.
     
  20. 1213

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    By what the Bible tells, righteous doesn’t mean person is perfect in everything.


    For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again; But the wicked are overthrown by calamity.

    Pro. 24:16

    If no one is righteous, then no one will get the eternal life that is promised for righteous:

    These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.
    Mat. 25:46


    For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Romans 6:23

    So, people must be, or become righteous to get eternal life. This is why I think it would be really important for Christians to think, what righteous really means. I have understood it means wisdom of the just, right understanding that makes person do right actions.

    Righteousness will show in actions, but actions don’t make anyone righteous.

    He who does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. To this end the Son of God was revealed, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever is born of God doesn't commit sin, because his seed remains in him; and he can't sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are revealed, and the children of the devil. Whoever doesn't do righteousness is not of God, neither is he who doesn't love his brother.
    1 John 3:7-10
     
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