Are we trying to be good and get into Heaven by obeying the law? By even practicing the [love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness] Fruits of the Spirit?" Will doing the Laws described within the Judeo-Christian (JC) Sacred-66-books Holy Bible (not to mention the satanic-substitute pseudo-scripture Qur'an, Book of Mormon, Old-Testament Apocrypha, etc. etc.) save us......being that we have broken them so many times?
If not, why even state what The JC (Scriptural) Law is at all? Is it supposed to function as a non-pleasant reminder of what is now permanently obsolete and non-applicable, or an incentive to empower us, or instead merely be a mirror for us to check up on ourselves, and even maybe try to imitate as much as we can.....just for the heck of it, even though it is no longer required?
Does the Law make us want to do good and always obey it out of the generosity of its and/or our hearts? Does the Law forgive us because of and for the numerous times and ways we have disobeyed it, whether accidently or deliberately? Is it indifferent; doesn't care either way? Does the Law excuse or accuse us or both?
Would we really ever want to be in a condition where we never-ever once break any moral laws of Scripture WHATSOEVER, and FOREVER? Would that be incredibly boring and despicably non-imaginative?
Hebrews 7:19 ...for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.
Before we get any further, we have to deal with The Authority Problem, the Big-Shot Copout.
I am sure that you the reader have heard of court cases where injustice was done simply because of "inadmissable evidence" due to procedural attorney mistakes in the courtroom pertaining to courtroom "protocol," or lack of search warrant, or failure to read Miranda Rights, or the "insanity" defense.
When one speaks of social "justice," it depends how "justice" is defined, and concerning what.
Are we talking fake "justice" as to being burdened with allegedly-"legal" court proceedings, purportedly-"inadmissible" evidence, the short-circuits of paroles or plea bargains, or courtroom-technicality manueverings....OR instead genuine Biblically-defined justice as to the vital moral decisions that really count.
Is giving women some artificial "right" to commit abortion-homicide.....true justice? Putting feminist-sexist women in charge over men in the vain attempt to make them equal to the superior gender.....true justice? Stopping necessary war against genocidal aggressor enemies.....true justice? Establishing socialist or communist class distinction..... true justice? Letting disgusting homosexuals impose non-civil sodomy unions disrupting normal heterosexual family structure.....true justice? Excluding young-Earth creationism and mandating heretic and apostate evolutionary mythology as so-called "science".....true justice?
Deplorable it is to hear someone retort: "You are not following My/Our/The-Group's nitpicky, [humanly-concocted] Rules and Regulations, Procedures, Protocol, Whatever...and therefore everything you say is invalid and will be discarded (baby-thrown-out-with-the-bathwater-style)."
Or to hear someone beller out pompous-ass dictatorial and authoritarian declaration: "You will do [the evil] I/We want you to do, and you will obey Me/Us, because I/We am/are The Boss!" [Sort of reminiscent of the excuse of the Nuremburg nazis who rationalized: "We we're only doing 'our duty' " and: "We were only obeying what we 'were ordered' to do" with the Goering follow-up: "Ich bekenne mich im Sinne der Antlage nicht schuldig! (i.e. "I acknowledge about myself that in the sense of the charge I am not guilty").
Perhaps you have heard of "predestination." It involves not only Supernatural prediction of what will happen, but God arranging everything beforehand relating to the outcome of the ones predestined, both how often God calls each human to perfect obedience in every area of life, but also the circumstances under which He calls them -- before He (at various points and under various conditions) cuts them short by death.
It is amazing that God and His Divinely-inspired saints are able to predict future events in view of the non-predictable-to-us randomness of human-will choice involved! You might presume that if humans did not like the Lord's prediction of what He has pre-ordained, they would change His predictions simply to spite Him. But God's predictive prophesies are irreparably etched in stone, so to speak, and there is no power or force in all existence that can alter His prophesied predictions -- even those related to changeable human free will.
Consider the following Scriptural references of pre-determination and predestination on the part of God:
Acts 4:26 The kings of the earth set themselves in array, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord and against His Anointed'
Acts 4:27 for truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy servant Jesus, who You did anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,
Acts 4:28 to do whatever Your hand and Your plan had predestined to take place.
Romans 8:29 For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, in order that He might be the first-born among many brothers (though not necessarily "sisters," according to the precise Greek Text).
Romans 8:30 And those whom He predestined He also called; and those whom He called He also justified; and those whom He justified He also glorified.
So why preach and try to convert those who - like potentially-obstinate animals grazing along peacefully - not merely do not want to be disturbed and converted in the first place, but who most likely will not want to allow Jesus to be their atonement and the boss of their lives after they are disturbed and what they then slander as evangelistic harassment that preaching which tried to convert them?
Romans 9:6 But it is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel,
7 and not all are children of Abraham because they are his descendants (and I wish Israel-hating islamic muslims would get that through their thick antisemitic skulls!); but "Through Isaac shall your descendants be named."
8 This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are reckoned as descendants.
9 For this is what the promise said, "About this time I will return and Sarah shall have a son."
10 And not only so, but also when Rebecca had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac,
11 though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad, in order that God's purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of his call,
12 she was told, "The elder will serve the younger."
13 As it is written, "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."
14 What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God's part? By no means!
15 For He says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."
16 So it depends not upon man's will or exertion, but upon God's mercy.
17 For the scripture says to Pharaoh, "I have raised you up for the very purpose of showing My power in you, so that My name may be proclaimed in all the earth."
18 So then He has mercy upon whomever he wills, and He hardens the heart of whomever He wills.
19 You will say to me then, "Why does He still find fault? For who can resist His will?"
20 But who are you, a man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, "Why have you made me thus?"
21 Has the Potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for beauty and another for menial use?
22 What if God, desiring to show His anger and to make known His power, has endured with much patience the vessels of wrath made for destruction,
23 in order to make known the riches of His glory for the vessels of mercy, which He has prepared beforehand for glory
Why doesn't a loving God (and who says that God is only a loving God and not also a destroying and a hating God who will indeed burn most people in outer-darkness hell to the ages of the ages?)....do more to save a greater percentage of His generally-defective human creatures? Why does He allow less than 10% to get into Heaven? Why did He make grass green, giraffes with long necks, camels with humps, only one penis per man, elephants with trunks, Negros brown, etc. ad nauseum? Why this and how that? Does it matter? Must we get into two-hour-or-more lengthy technical dissertations of the how and the why of everything there is as to a myriad plethoria of nucleonic, genetic and micrological characteristics and operations involving long-Latin-name descriptions? Would that actually help at all? Or be a waste of everyone's time as a pathetically-lamentable way to beat around the bush and go off on futile tangents with the deceitfully-devious futile intent of useless escapism?
If Jesus had and did go to the cemeteries and raise all the dead back to life to give them a second chance, would they not simply do all the evil they already did over again which they did before under the same circumstances and conditions in their incessant impenitence? If Jesus had thrown out and throws out all the evil spirits out of all people, and such non-possessed people had a cleaned house internally, would they then have allowed and allow Jesus to take them over....or instead simply have invited and invite back not only the demons who infested them before but add additional ones?
Matthew 12:43 "When the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he passes through waterless places seeking rest, but he finds none.
44 Then he says, 'I will return to my house from which I came.' And when he comes he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.
45 Then he goes and brings with him seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. So shall it be also with this evil generation."
Luke 11:23 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
24 "When the [public-immodesty-during-warm-weather-causing] unclean spirit has gone out of a human, that human passes through waterless places seeking rest; and finding none he says, 'I will return to my house from which I came.'
25 And when he comes he finds it swept and put in order.
26 Then he goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter and reside there; and the last state of that [teen or older-woman] becomes worse than the first."
27 As He said this, a [cultic-catholic] woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, "Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts that You sucked!"
28 But He said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"
Ultimately, is the [Divine] Farmer - or instead His [generally-rebellious-and thus-Hellbound] seed - to blame?
Luke 8:5 A Farmer went out to plant His seed; and as He threw seed around, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it.
You probably have already heard the Biblical story many times.
One might be tempted to fault The Farmer. Was He insane for spreading seed in the wrong location, probably knowing full well that it would never take root and produce crops?
God calls everyone, and calls them enough -- not merely to consistent and complete public modesty during their destined-for-death lives, but to accept Jesus Christ as their Redeemer and Lord before He draws the mortal line and lethally cuts them off in disgust. But over 90% reject His call, not only once in a while, but repeatedly and relentlessly.
Tie the farmer story above into this one:
Luke 13:22 He went on His way through towns and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
23 And some one said to Him, "Lord, will those who are saved be few?" And He said to them,
24 "Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
25 When once the Householder has risen up and shut the door, you will begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, open to us.' He will answer you, 'I do not know where you come from.'
26 Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.'
27 But He will say, 'I tell you, I do not know where you come from; leave Me, all you workers of iniquity!'
28 There you will weep and gnash your teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves thrust out.
29 And men will come from east and west, and from north and south, and sit at table in the Kingdom of God.
Matthew 7:21 Not every one who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the [always being dressed withg muslin-women-like modesty during warm days] will of My Father who is in heaven.
22 On that day many will say to Me, 'Lord, Lord, did we [while despicably-immodest] not prophesy in Your name, and cast out demons in Your name, and do many mighty works in Your name?'
23 And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you [warm-weather mopheaded, nude-armed, naked-legged, soxless-with-sandals publicly-immodest-and-indecent] evildoers.'
Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but [very, VERY] few are chosen."
Matthew 25:11 Afterward the other maidens came also, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us.'
Matthew 25:12 But He replied, 'Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.'
Luke 6:46 "Why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you?
Isaiah 10:22 For though your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will return. Destruction is decreed, overflowing with righteousness.
Romans 9:27 And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: "Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved;
It is true that:
Isaiah 42:3 a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.
Matthew 12:20 he will not break a bruised reed or quench a smoldering wick, till he brings justice to victory;
so if there is even a flicker of penitential hope exhibited by a publicly-immodest sinner, the Holy Spirit will continue to gently but non-compromisingly prod him or her into accepting the Source of All Public Modesty: Jesus Christ as Redeemer, Savior, and Lord.
When bruised-reed/dim-wick people hear and see that their immodest faces are dirty and need to be washed, there is unsually some initial and severe kicking and screaming in furious objection to being rightly and righteously accused of looking despicable along with demand for serious modesty-correction reform:
Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and every one enters it violently.
But most will not and will never repent and reform. They might appear to be good now and then, due to interdependent surrounding authentic-Christian influences plus the ever-present police-like "rod for the back of fools" relating to financially-crippling and time-consuming entanglements of lawsuits and monetary fines with possible jail time -- all of which keeps their lawlessness momentarily restrained or within limits of sometimes-barely-perceptable but nevertheless gradually-worsening moderation -- but I would guess (and I am not exaggerating) that over 90% of american females are going to Hell (sooner or later). "By their fruits you will know them," and so the proof is obvious by the incessant instances and ways they are occasionally or frequently misdressed (one way or another)....especially during warm weather.
As I said: over 90%!
You might object with a: "That percentage is WAY too high. Give them a break! NO one is perfect!"
But let's be honest. Get your digital or cellphone cameras out now; we will be taking pictures of passersby, one right after the other as they come along:
How many americans (many of whom have godless tattoos and body piercings) roaming around in zoos, shopping centers, hardware and department stores, service stations, convenience stores, along the roadside -- all publicly misattired in one or more ways with loose-long-haired mopheadedness, sleevesless blouses, bermuda or short shorts baring naked legs, or parts of feet exposed with soxless sandals -- have been at least somewhat influenced in some ways by hearing or reading parts of The Holy Bible and its doctrines of Scriptural modesty, by modest Christians displaying such in words and actions, by Christian sermons on TV or radio, and seen islamic women during warm days wearing their full-body-cover robes and shawls....and despised and/or slandered such (using whatever doctrines-of-demons excuses they themselves concoct or have concocted from other heretic apostates)?
How many actually on the roads to church on a typically-deserted and graveyard-quiet Sunday morning in suburbia? Where are all the people who are supposed to be heading to church? What have they done on Saturday and Saturday night incapacitating them from getting up, modestly dressed, and attending Sunday morning church services?
Romans 1:20 Ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature, namely, His eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse;
Romans 1:21 for although they knew God they did not honor Him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened.
Romans 1:22 Claiming to be wise, they became [warm-weather publicly-immodest] fools,
Romans 1:24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,
Romans 1:25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever! Amen.
What part of:
First Timothy 2:8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
First Timothy 2:9 also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in decent apparel, not with plaited hair or gold or pearls or costly attire
First Timothy 2:10 but by good works, as befits women who profess religion
do they not understand? WHO is the new god who ever changed that, back whenever? What does the Bible say about the contradictory new way(s) which that supposed-supreme god or gods supposed changed the moral rules ot now be completely opposite?
Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 5:21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!
Isaiah 10:1 Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression,
Isaiah 29:16 You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay; that the thing made should say of its maker, "He did not make me"; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, "He has no understanding"?
First Samuel 6:6 Why should you harden your hearts as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts?
Luke 16:15 But He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before humans, but God knows your hearts; for [the warm-weather immodest fashions and styles] exalted among humans is an abomination in the sight of God.
Romans 10:3 For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.
Hebrews 3:13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," that none of you may be hardened by the ["that is an merely an obsolete allegorical metaphor about pagan idolatry and only applied to them back then and does not apply to us because god is love, and everybody's doing it, and god always forgives us"] deceitfulness of [demonic immodest warm-weather fashions and styles] sin.
Over 90%. And those over-90%-impenitently-immodest during warm weather will never become penitently modest....no matter what - ever!
So we see the inevitability of an eternal Hell where rebellious perverts and defiant pervertesses can perpetually be as despicably immodest and indecent as they want as they burn in outer-darkness fiery torment, while we also see the inevitability of an eternal Heaven where perfectly-obedient saints never are in the least bit immodest in any way, contented and happy to be so, and to forever have the occasional or frequently immodest wicked who have previously besieged and defiled them removed from their holy and sacred presence, to the ages of the ages.
Matthew 11:20 Then he began to upbraid the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent.
Revelation 9:20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot either see or hear or walk;
Revelation 16:9 men were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues, and they did not repent and give him glory.
Revelation 16:11 and cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores, and did not repent of their [warm-weather immodest mopheaded hairstyles, nude-armed blouses and shirts, naked-legs shorts-and swimwear, or soxless footwear] works.