Why do we follow rules… Is it because they are on the books as laws and we must follow them because there is another law which says we must? Or is it something deeper than that?
I like to think it is deeper than that. Hurting another person, stealing from him, or doing anything to harm him in any way is just simply innately wrong…. not just legally wrong.
“So what if I cut you off in traffic? That’s not illegal.”
“So what if I walked away knowing you gave me $20 too much in change? That’s not illegal.”
“So what if I spread rumors about you to make your life a miserable as I can? That’s not illegal.”
“So what if I walk past you in the street disregarding your need for food or shelter? That’s not illegal.”
All of these above statements are true. But if you replace the word “illegal” with “wrong,” then they would all be false.
Some religious groups tell us that we must follow their beliefs, believe what they believe, and say out loud the things they say out loud in order to know God and to receive everlasting salvation.
These people are hypocrites. In their next breath they say “You can not do anything to earn salvation.” Well, what about your previous edict where I must do this or where I must do that…..
You don’t need religion to know God. You don’t need to “accept” anything to know God. You don’t need to “say” anything to know God. You already know Him from birth. He put HIS laws into your heart the day you were born. The truth is that you don’t need some other man telling you what you need. Not even me. You already know God.
Right and wrong are found in the heart, not a law-book….. nor a Bible. Proof of that is the twinge of shame you felt when you saw the 4 “so what” examples above…… That friends is God within you.