Universal Vindication

“And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.”

1 Peter 3:13-14

And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?. This question is meant to imply, that in general, they need not expect evil if they lead an upright and benevolent life. Which may sound contradictory, but this is more likely a reference to the time after our lives here …

The idea is, that God would in general protect them, even thru harsh times, though the next verse shows that the apostle did not mean to teach that there would be absolute security, for it is implied there that they might be called to suffer for righteousness sake …

While it is true that the Savior was persecuted by wicked people, though His life was wholly spent in doing good; while it is true that the apostles were put to death, though following Jesus’ example, and while it is true that good people have often suffered persecution, though laboring only to do good, still it is true as a general rule that a life of integrity and benevolence conduces us to safety, even in a wicked world.

People who are upright and pure, who live to do good to others who are characteristically benevolent and who are imitators of God are those who usually pass life in most tranquility and security, and are often safe when nothing else would give security but confidence in their integrity.

Though in many cases a particular person may carry a certain burden for souls, and while seeing the tragic circumstances surrounding some people’s lives, the person becomes empathic … even after suffering persecution at their hands.

A man of a holy and pure life may, under the protection of God, rely on that character to carry him safely through the world and to bring him at last to an honored place. Or should he be calumniated or mistreated when living, and his sun set under a cloud, still his name will be vindicated, and justice will ultimately be done to him when he is dead. Simply meaning that vengeance will be God’s …

The world ultimately judges right respecting character, and renders “honor to whom honor is due.” Compare Psalm 37:3-6. I would be bold in saying that the universe (under God’s control) will set things right …

 

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Zechariah 7:8-14 Lies 2

Then the word of the Lord came to Zechariah, saying, “Thus says the Lord of hosts:
 
‘Execute true justice,
Show mercy and compassion
Everyone to his brother.
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless,
The alien or the poor.
Let none of you plan evil in his heart
Against his brother.’
 
“But they refused to heed, shrugged their shoulders, and stopped their ears so that they could not hear. Yes, they made their hearts like flint, refusing to hear the law and the words which the Lord of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets. Thus great wrath came from the Lord of hosts. Therefore it happened, that just as He proclaimed and they would not hear, so they called out and I would not listen,” says the Lord of hosts.“But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations which they had not known. Thus the land became desolate after them, so that no one passed through or returned; for they made the pleasant land desolate.”
 
Zechariah 7:8-14
 
Other countries do not hate us for our freedom. What freedom you think exists is under completely false pretenses and ideals. They hate us because we have turned our backs on God …
 
They are against us for the horrors we allow our governments and military forces to reign down on them. They fight us not because they are terrorists, but because we desolate their lands for resources, oil, drugs and our own personal greed.
 
We support wars on their lands based entirely on lies or attacks carried out by our own government. Its called “rumors of war” for a reason. No war in the last 200 years of this country has ever been based in truth …
 
They do not hate us for our freedom. They are depicted as enemies to keep us hating the wrong people. All the while we are distracted by government sanctioned, highly trained attacks on our own people as they put the blame on yet another false enemy, a fall guy blasted all over the news.
 
We are intoxicated with fake politics and sports drama, dumbed down by t.v., school, vaccinations and pills. We allow ourselves to be bullied and pushed around by a protection racket legal system.
 
And when it all gets to be too much, instead of falling to our knees or actually fighting back, we turn to drinking, drug addictions or video games!
 
Now of course it is in season for millions of lost souls to celebrate and observe pagan traditions all in the name of God, who told us NOT to do such things!!!
 
You want to know why so many people are turning to witchcraft and other such lifestyles? They were taught BY THE CHURCH that its okay!