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Approval of people or approval of God?




   The non-Christian seeks the approval of people, the Christian 
   seeks the approval of God.  Most people (the non-Christian 
   masses) are very concerned about what other people think of 
   them, they are very desirous of being accepted and approved of 
   by other people; making and keeping friends is the utmost 
   consideration to them.  If you want the approval of people, if 
   you want friends, you have to smile at their jokes, go along 
   with them, talk their language and more or less conform to 
   their values and outlooks.  Most people (the non-Christian 
   masses) want friendship and social approval so badly that they 
   willingly pay the price, they easily yield to the club of 
   social pressure and approval, and compromise their conscience, 
   compromise what is right, and go along with the degeneracy, 
   corruption and evil of the Satan-led masses.  The Christian, on 
   the other hand, loves God, wants to follow him, and wants his 
   approval.  He knows that "friendship of the world is enmity 
   with God"; that one can't be friends with everyone; that one 
   cannot have the true friendship and approval of those who hate 
   God and are in enmity with him and also of God himself; that 
   one must indeed choose a side.  And so he chooses unreservedly 
   God's side, chooses to go God's way, to stand uncompromisingly 
   for God's principles and precepts no matter what the price 
   might be in social approval, friendships, etc.; he chooses a 
   course of honesty, integrity, goodness and strict morality (in 
   speech and conduct) no matter how unpopular those things may 
   be, no matter how much he may be ridiculed, scoffed at, laughed 
   at, talked about, and ostracized; no matter how lonely a road 
   it may prove to be for him. 


   Nov 1977


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