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2 Cor 11:12-15 But what I do, I will also continue to do, that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things of which they boast. 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
We can see in this world now, even the pagan worshipers or unbeliever who did not received the Holy Spirit, also does the act of compassion. So in which power they do these acts of compassion. Every man and woman created in the world knows good and evil to an extent of social living. There is in every man a ‘self’ or their own image to identify in this world for social purpose. There is a power of ‘self’ which we call it as ‘Will Power’ in every man to execute what he wanted to do. That is why some excel in certain areas and some don’t. This will power enables them to sustain hardships or pain or sufferings. So when they do the act of compassion according to their self with their will power then it becomes a righteous deed of their self according to the world. Some promote their ‘self’ with these deeds and some do not do this to promote themselves but to gratify their ‘self’. When we did not crucify our ‘self’ with Christ, then our self righteous deeds will not be the deeds that are coming from God. God’s righteousness, even though it looks similar, is not the same as man’s self righteousness. This is where the difference between the act of compassion from an unbeliever and a believer of Jesus Christ differs. Contd