• What is ‘righteousness’ with God?
Righteousness with God is walking the right path (living your life). What is the right path?
It is the path given/told to the followers through their prophets in the form of revelations, inspirations, and also miracles. All prophets (preaching One God) preach the basic teachings. Every society received their prophets in different ways and to overcome ignorance and at times to build confidence in followers themselves, God blessed them with miracles. Walking the path instructed by the leaders would be the answer to know how to follow the path of ‘righteous’ according to God. They (prophets) are leaders assigned to human kind for a reason. All efforts should be made to adapt and change (if needed) our lives to the ways prescribed and suggested by the prophets.
• How do you know you are following ‘righteousness’ according to God?
I figured two ways out that are easy for me to follow.
1. Religious approach (Spiritual)
2. Testing everything out naturally, realistically and learn what is harmful (after thorough and honest investigation) to one self and others and have facts so to build self-
There are hurdles in both ways.
If you follow spiritually, it gets hard to keep up with it. Especially if you live in an environment that does not allow you to be alone and rest your mind (this is where prayer comes in for religious people; they take time out and pray and take a breather). It gets worn out if you don’t keep your surroundings balanced with the same righteousness you want your mind to synchronize with (adds to frustration). On the other hand, if you keep your spirit strong enough (patience and prayers help), you can be put in any surrounding and you will have more chances of identifying right from wrong compared to when your mind was not at ease and could not distinguish between reality/deception.
If you follow the natural way and be as reasonable as possible, you still have more or less the same chances of getting to the right answers. Both depend on how critical you are in accepting right and follow it faithfully. The main hurdle in this way is more or less the same: social aspect of righteousness (surroundings) followed by peers (society) even if it seems wrong. The same thing here can be called ‘will power’. The confidence or control in following the proven right.
In simple words you can say; learn from religion, keep your spirits high (that’s your 50%). Keep yourself clean in all ways (surroundings, society) and be confidence in following right does the rest.
You can reach to the ‘righteous’ path either or both ways. The more you practice both, the more you build confidence and the more you can switch back and forth.
• What is the ‘reconciliation’ path?
If you take the religious approach; once you have identified the right from wrong and have identified certain action of your own being wrong, taking the pledge (not doing it again and) of following the right (as described by prophets) is the path of ‘reconciliation’.
For the beta testers (who take the natural approach), once they accept wrong, realize the consequences of wrong actions and mould themselves is the path of ‘reconciliation’.
In both ways, a human is programmed to know the truth; GIVEN that the spirit (some might say soul) or the will power accepts what is right according to religion and/or the natural truth.
The risk a person runs into life mostly is when they follow just one way to get to the truth and put the pedal to the metal. God never preached anything BUT balance.
• How do you reconcile and what do you get out of it?
This would be same as asking how one can know they are forgiven.
There are two major responsibilities upon a human. One is the rights to the Creator; the other is rights to the creation.
Both have different categories of sin and forgiveness is dependant upon a few critical factors.
In one category, a sin that is not forgivable is to add partner(s) to God. In the creation category, the unforgiveable sin would be leading someone one away from God. Repentance for one would be acceptance of truth and following the right and for the other it would be seeking forgiveness from the individual who was lead astray and guiding them to the right.
If it is a creation related sin, once forgiveness is granted, the person has the chances to clear that bucket out. If does not get a chance to ask forgiveness in their lifetime and still the other individual forgives them, it still counts.
If there is a case where forgiveness is not granted by the oppressed, the payment in life after will be balanced out from the buckets within (both individual’s deed accounts).
For personal sins (not involving a third party in any way; self-
In spiritual terms, you build confidence in yourself and in worldly sense, you gain confidence still. It’s a win/win situation.
• When do you know you are walking the ‘righteous’ path if you have walked the path of sin?
Once an individual establishes the understanding between right and wrong, identifies any (wrong) action (sometimes guilt enforced) and reconciles according to the ways prescribed by the prophets is walking the ‘righteous’ path after walking the path of sin. This also depends on how true is truth itself that one believes to be right and what measures have they taken to validate their beliefs of right and wrong.