Monday, February 23, 2009

Are you a good person?



Other versions of the Good Person Test:

The Good Person Test

911 Christ

Need God

Living Waters

The Way of the Master

Ray Comfort's Audio Message

Jewish Ten Commandments
I am the Lord your G-d who has taken you out of the land of Egypt.
You shall have no other gods but me.
You shall not take the name of the Lord your G-d in vain.
You shall remember the Sabbath and keep it Holy.
Honor your mother and father.
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness.
You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor.


The Ten Commandments in Exodus:
"And God spoke all these words:

"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

You shall have no other gods before me.

You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments.

You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

You shall not murder.

You shall not commit adultery.

You shall not steal.

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
(Exodus 20:1-17)

The Ten Commandments in Deuteronomy:
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

You shall have no other gods before me.

You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor the alien within your gates, so that your manservant and maidservant may rest, as you do. Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.

Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

You shall not murder.

You shall not commit adultery.

You shall not steal.

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor's house or land, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
(Deuteronomy 5:6-21)



The Law ("Torah") was never meant to save (since no one can perfectly keep the Law), but was meant to be a mirror, to show us our need for a Savior.

"Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, "The righteous will live by faith." (Galatians 3:11)

"Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin." (Romans 3:20)

In order for people to keep the Law, we would have to be perfect---as holy and righteous as God is. Therefore, for people to become children of God, it would have to be by some other way than keeping the Law. Christ Jesus provided that way. He provided a way to free us from the requirements of the Law, by His death and resurrection. Therefore, Christ has become the end of the Law for Christians, and it is faith that saves---not the Law.

"For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man,in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit." (Romans 8:3-4)

"Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes." (Romans 10:4)

4 comments:

satire and theology said...

I would fail the (perfectly) good person test.

Romans 3:23 (NASB)

For all have sinned and fall short of the
glory of God...

Romans 6:23 (NASB)
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our
Lord.

I need a walk/run. I had to call Microsoft in regard to an issue on my Mom's computer and it took me several hours to work on that.

I found something out which I will write about in my next s&t post..

The MS tech with permission can take over shared control of a computer. A tech in India did and fixed the problem. But then again the government could take shared control of a personal computer too...likely without permission. This was done through the operating system.

Jeff said...

satire and theology,

I would fail the (perfectly) good person test.

And so would we all. Hence our need for a Savior, as you know.

The MS tech with permission can take over shared control of a computer.

Yes, I have had a Tech guy do that with me (though I think it was at work) a few years back. It's kind of weird, seeing your mouse being moved by someone who is in another city, state or country.

But then again the government could take shared control of a personal computer too...likely without permission.

The technology has been there for years. For a long time now, you can buy software that allows you to turn on your computer at home, and use programs on your hard drive, from another location.

Also, if you have wireless internet, someone could park in the street outside your house and hook up to the Internet on their computer that they have in the car with them, using your Internet connection. Your next-door neighbor could do the same thing.

And if you have an insecure wireless home network, they could peek in on your hard drive's data without leaving their house.

The following (below) quote is from http://blog.tfpl.com/tfpl/2008/06/stolen-identity.html

"Shops will sell you powerful equipment for your home, like wireless routers. They won't tell you that unless you set up a password on the router, any passer-by could park outside your house and hack into the administration of your router. They could block you out of your own network. Worse still, they could download illegal pornography from the Internet, and it would appear to have been downloaded by you."

satire and theology said...

'And if you have an insecure wireless home network, they could peek in on your hard drive's data without leaving their house.'

Yes, my friend did that sitting in this very room with his laptop.

Russ:)

Jeff said...


Yes, my friend did that sitting in this very room with his laptop.


Interesting.

Years ago, I was playing a game over the Internet, and someone in the game, located elsewhere in the U.S. or overseas, used a hacking program to crash my computer.

The following year-old paragraph is from US Law Blog Directory:

"In a decision hailed by some as the most important court ruling in Germany in the last 20 years, and with clear ramifications in international law in terms of the creation of a "new right", the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht in Karlsruhe, Germany) ruled today, Wednesday, 27 February 2008, that widescale surveillance of personal computers for anti-terror purposes violated the constitutional right to privacy and was prohibited by law, except in exceptional circumstances."