We Think We’re Right

Here is another timeless commenatary, this time from June, 2007:

We can’t see the forest for the trees.

We can’t see the cause for the consequences.

Once we take time to study the situation, we will come to the conclusion that something is causing all these unintended consequences… since nothing happens without a cause.

Once upon a time, the Earth was pristine. Then men started to multiply, and at that time our problems started and have increased ever since. Is it because men did what was right, or did every man do what he thought was right in his own eyes? Those who think they are right are self-righteous, which is an abomination to God.

Those who seek to do right recognize that there is a higher authority which cannot deceive men. Those who think they are right consider themselves “the authority,” which is self-delusion, the consequences of which we are suffering today.

It all started with the soil. The destruction of the soil. “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself,” said Franklin Roosevelt.

Depleted soils can only produce inferior crops which are incapable of yielding properly balanced nutrition. This causes deficiencies and illness in man and beast, which brings on the pharmaceutical industry to try and remedy suffering in people and animals.

An attempt to remedy soil depletion brought on chemical fertilizer application, which in turn brought on the insect infestation of the last half-century. These consequences have been treated by applying pesticides to eliminate the pest insects (which is not all that successful, since we are now using 50-60 times the amount of pesticides we did 50 years ago). So-called “petrochemical remediation” has vastly contributed to the degradation of our soils, our crops, our health and our environment. We did it. We did it because we thought we were right.

There are two kinds of people: those who think they are right, and those who know what is right. Those who think they are right have brought us to where we are today, because those who know what is right held their peace.

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing,” said Edmund Burke… in the 1700’s. If he only knew how right he was. This nation is on the brink of disaster thanks to those who call themselves Christians, and all they do is talk about it. In the book of James it says, “Faith without works is dead.” And he wasn’t just talking.

Matthew 5:19 states, “Therefore, whosoever shall break one of these least commandments and shall teach men so, he shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; whosoever shall do and teach them the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Which camp are you in? I’m not judging, I’m just asking you to ask yourself.

Those who think they’re right are fools. Those who know and do what is right are wise. We have a choice. We can either be led by fools or wise men.

Those who think they’re right cannot be educated. They are intolerant of those who know what is right.

Those who think they are right are not only closed to education, but to growing and expanding. They have stopped progressing… instead they’re regressing, since there is no static existence. They’re suffering from mental laziness & self-righteousness, on the way to where they need nobody’s help to arrive.

Life is a challenge, a never-ending conquest for perfection, which no man can, or will, ever achieve. But that’s no excuse for not trying.

“Where there is no progress, there is regression.”
~ Ed De Boer

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