Laws are not guidelines


Per the Cambridge dictionary a “law” is defined as:
“a rule made by a government that states how people may and may not behave in society and in business, and that often orders particular punishments if they do not obey, or a system of such rules: civil/criminal law; federal/state law”
A guideline is defined as:
“a piece of information that suggests how something should be done”
Let’s go a step further in this definition. A “suggestion” is:
“an idea, possible plan, or action that is mentioned for other people to consider.”
As you can see they are two completely different things. However in many in today’s society “laws” are treated as “guidelines,” “suggestions.”
A very visible example of this is the speed limits on roads.
These are states laws that state we must not exceed a certain miles per hour. However most everyone goes faster and if you are not like them, then you are the problem.
The Bible tells us this:
Titus 3:1 – Remind the believers to submit to the government and its officers. They should be obedient, always ready to do what is good.
Yet many who call themselves “Christian,” go with the flow of traffic. In other words they embrace and accept the sin and in turn are defying God Himself.
Why?
Because they see the teachings of Jesus Christ as guidelines instead of something that must be adhered to. They see the laws of humanity not being followed, so why bother to follow God. This is the mentality of the weak. Those that say they are “Christian,” but in reality they are not. They are hypocrites and most don’t even realize it.
The commandments within the Bible, which Jesus Christ stated he come to fulfill, are laws. We are to live our lives through faith and works, which as we are instructed in Titus is to obey the laws of the land, unless they go against the laws of God, which are greater. So stop treating laws like guidelines, for once you treat a law as a guideline you state you are willing and able to sin against God. For you are more important than God.

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