Many religions talk about being righteous.
How does one know if they are "righteous"?
Short answer to an age old question and a very good question I might add.....Talk is cheap and so are nice sounding ideas....you recognize a tree by its fruit
From a Calvinist perspective, you look for signs in people that they are part of the 'elect', such as one doing good deeds, volunteering, making sure people attend the sabbath (not forcefully of course), then one could say that they are righteous.
action speaks louder than words. you should know your doing good also
Only God knows, as the person may be decieving themselves. Why, are you worried you might not be so you need some assurance from outside yourself?
Usually you can tell pretty quickly by checking your feces. If you smell them and they don't stink, then you're pretty "righteous".
How does one know if they are "righteous"?
Simple, if the one teach you against or out of the word of God in the Bible that means he is a false-preacher.
we usually judge people and statements according facts.
God has created everything..nature,science,religion,humans...so there is always a harmony in them...if we compare teachings of religion...and see harmony with other elements of the universe,human nature and spirituality..then that would be the right one.
Every religion in the world is right to some extent as it is sent by God.
we cannot declare any religion false but the thing most people do not understand is that some religions are tempered by people for material purposes.so the best why to judge something is above stated.
you know in my religion,our prophet(SAW)said that if you want to know what is right and wrong...your heart or conscience is the best meter for it.
you would do bad things and wish no one see you.
next time you lie...see how your heart pumped and how you feel.
in contrary to this whenever you help someone or speak truth,you feel good from inside.
these things are also scientifically proven after 14000 years of Prophet's statement.
Righteousness in Christianity comes with the understanding that you are without sin. There is only one way to be without sin and that is to be covered by Christ's sacrifice. To answer your question directly you are righteous if you are in Christ.
By the fruit you bear, by being a guiding light, by walking in the Kingdom of God. That's what i believe anyway.
You know you are righteous when a righteous person says you are righteous.
The bible states that Jesus did not come for the righteous as they do not need him, he came for the unrighteous.
Don't worry...Jesus came for you
According to the book of Romans "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
Therefore, for Christians: There are no righteous people
So how do we get to heaven if we are not righteous?
The Good News: John 3:16- For God so loved the world that he gave his only son so that those who believe in him would not parish but have everlasting life.
Wow: you don't have to be righteous, it's not expected or even possible but the blood of Jesus is enough to cover that.
Being 'righteous' (or not) is a story we tell ourselves. It is just another judgement . Let the story catch up with the action. Are you being kind, compassionate and generous in action? Look back at your day. Were you kind, compassionate and generous?
My step father who also happens to be the pastor of our church has a good saying for that
Let your walk talk louder than your talk talks
if you are doing what you are saying and are you saying what you are doing
meaning; let action speak louder than words and practice what you preach
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