“… you cannot have life without death any more than you can have salvation without the death of Christ. If you want to live for yourself you are guaranteed alienation from God.” Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”)
Thoughts From The Diary of A Desperate Man
“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” Matthew 7:12
Jesus taught that the Golden Rule is the foundation of morality, fulfilling “the law and the prophets.”159 It has its origin in man bearing the image of God. Paul says, ‘When Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them.” 160. The presence of conscience implies the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, and the gauge used by each individual to determine right and wrong is how they themselves wish to be treated.
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Paul states this rule negatively in Romans: “Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.”161 You can define hypocrisy as the violation of the Golden Rule; you are guilty when you condemn a person for that which you do. Hypocrisy is not practicing what you preach.
As all people in all ages believe that truth is absolute, so too they agree with the Golden Rule. Even the most liberal of the media elite condemns hypocrisy, agreeing that practicing what you preach is one universal standard that all should obey.
159 Matthew 7:12
Judges 16-18 Luke 7:1-30 (New King James Version)
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