Kindness Now Becoming a Fake Virtue—Used to Deceive?

kindness misunderstood as a fake virtue

Written: December 2, 2012 | Updated on March 31st, 2021 | Jun P. Espina | 1 min read

Kindness Misunderstood

Is it true that your kindness to others will always be rewarded? I don’t think so. We define kindness as the tendency of being forgiving or the “quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic.” Compassion that’s expecting a reward or a reciprocal attitude from whom we tendered kindness is deceptive and manipulative. For kindness is to be nice to others, free of any ulterior motives at all. Someone has well said that: “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”

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Repentance and Faith in Christ

repentance and faith in christ

We find in Acts 3:19 the command to “Repent, then, and turn to God.” (NIV) Biblical repentance, therefore, means the act of turning to God through faith as we cannot change our attitude and love for our Creator without first believing in the gospel of Christ. We can repent by believing but not without first hearing the Word of God about sin and the free salvation through faith in Christ’s substitutionary death.

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