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Under the impression of “Forensic Files” I have noticed a statistic regularity. Of all the hundreds of ideas GOOD DEEDS are chosen to be “under attack” even though this idea is in John, James, Matthew, in the very words of Jesus, in the practice of Jesus and the Apostles. It would take a dissertation but what is on the surface is clear. There is a collection of methods to oppose GOOD DEEDS. To name just a few 1).Attempt to separate good deeds from faith Nobody considers good deeds alone to be saved but that is the standing accusation. 2). Attempts to draw the idea of being perfect to the subject although one can easily perform good works without being perfect. 3)translation flaw 4) Attempt to designate the idea to one period only. 5)Attempt to designate the idea for one people only, 6)Creation of a derogatory name for the supporters and so on to name just a few. The reason for that in my opinion is this. If I had a parish I would lose it on the next day. How would I support my family ? Modern people demand a show and pleasant impressions. The sermon is to be permeated with humor and fun and modern music and what not. I would certainly do that. But there is one more thing. If I tried to tell them the bitter truth about good works and that few will be saved they would go to an easier preacher or worse they would seek another religion. The world would hate me (in fact it does already for my downright attitude).
The Lord Will Guide Our Good Deeds To Do Good Background: I found myself wanting to help someone. Someone needed something and said they had no way of getting it. Before I knew it, I caught myself thinking “They should be able to get this for themselves, I know they have gotten things recently that they did not need and if they had not gotten these things they could get what they needed now.” But I thought to myself that it is not my place to judge their hardships, and I had faith in the Lord that he would guide my actions to do the most good possible. I also knew that he could reach out and touch their hearts and help them even more than I ever could. All too often, these worldly things can drive a wedge between our human relationships, but the Lord wants us to know that these worldly possessions mean nothing. NOTHING. If I gave away all I had in the faith of God that it was helping someone else, I should believe that he will take care of me. But I know that it is all too easy to let the things of this world, like money, stop us from doing what we know to be good, even if we have a tugging feeling in our hearts to do a good deed. Anyway, all these things were going through my mind and I wrote this down in my notebook. If you ever have a compelling feeling to do good, act upon it. Regardless how you may feel the validity of the receiver of your deed to be. If someone asks something of you, or you see someone who you feel could use some help, help them. Even if you may have doubts as to the reason that they ask your help. The Lord will deal with those who take advantage of the kindness of your Christian heart. Do not think of the world as such a corrupt place that anyone who is asking for money or help from you is lying about their circumstances. The Lord says to be kind to one another just as he is to us. We are not to judge the validity of someone’s claims. In the book of Exodus, the Pharaoh gave his word to Moses and Aaron many times that he would let the Hebrews go out of Egypt and did not let them go. But Moses and Aaron still prayed to God to stop the plagues on the Egyptians. Moses had faith in God that he would handle the Pharaoh. Just as we should have faith that the Lord will guide our kind actions to do the most good possible. The Lord will also reward us for our kind deeds, and this is not what Satan wants. He wants us to doubt our Lord and our hearts. He does not want us to spread the love and kindness of Jesus Christ and will do whatever he can to stop us. For this reason, we must have blind faith that our good deeds are truly needed. The Lord WILL make sure of this. All we have to do is believe and be kind; God will take care of the rest.