I think I finally get it. When people call others 'righteous' in a manner which they just drip with hatred for them, they really don't get what the Bible explains. I've had to read it about 20 times now but if you read the relationship that Paul and Saul had with each other you can see it, too.|
WOW...the Bible really Does teach us! Yup, and for sure we are all sinners. And those who know (or claim to know) the law yet sin...well, they are judged EXACTLY like those who are ignorant to...who don't know the law...who never admit the law exists...who don't believe in the law...who deny the law...who hate the law..I can go on....but, we all are going to be judged by it.
I see...so, those who aren't concerned with the Bible or God or the here-after, or the LAW, YET, are hell-bent on discussing it...or engaging themselves in talk about it...questioning it...making fun of it...rubbing it in a Christian's face when the Christian sins in their eyes by calling them names or calling them righteous or "and you say you are a Christian", well, they MUST agree with me!
They must....they Must believe that the law came from Our Lord and Father or they WOULD NOT be able to use the law as reason to call someone 'righteous', accordingly (according To that law).
It is a universal law..it is common sense..it came from somewhere! I mean, the believer and the non-believer can agree that the 10 commandments are a good thing and we should follow them....
God didn't show us the law for us to be righteous before HIm, it was given Us so that we could see how sinful we are before Him. He sees it. We are to see it, too!
And so reading about Paul and Saul and how closely Paul resembles (is that the right word?) Jesus makes me see one more example of how the bible is the truth! They spoke of the same thing.