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Origins and Destinies  “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.” (Jesus teaching the crowds in Galilee - Matthew 6:1-4)

And He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous (doing good)… “The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men - takers, unjust, adulterers, or like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Jesus comparing the pious church phony and the contrite taxman - Luke 18:9-14)

Doing The Most Good?

Compare, reader, the teaching of Jesus with this motto used by a well known Christian organization. One could hardly imagine that even the Pharisees of bygone days could publish a proclamation that blew their own horns any more loudly.

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I am doing the most good

I am hope

I am compassion

I am strength

I am faith


I am doing the most good

I serve a community

A region

A nation

A world

I serve heroes

I serve victims

I serve a sovereign God


I am doing the most good

I am an Army

Drafted by the Creator

Commissioned by a man who defied death

My enemies are despair and destruction

My ammunition is grace and mercy

My allies are generosity and benevolence

I am an Army

Helping others be all they can be


I am doing the most good

I feed empty stomachs and hungry souls

I rebuild homes and shattered lives

I am a willing listener for a veteran with stories to tell

I am a bottle of water and an encouraging smile for a weary firefighter

I am an answered prayer

A silver lining

A second chance


I am doing the most good

I am a humble steward of other people's generosity

I am a grateful courier of a stranger's kindness

I am the faithful executor of others' goodwill

I take my responsibility seriously

I am blessed

I am a blessing

I am The Salvation Army

I am doing the most good

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This is a classic example of the very worst of Christendom, reader, a philosophy touted in the name of God yet entrenched in worldliness, support from the world and support of the world. Multitudes (armies) of such so-called do-gooders, "charities" and "non-profit" organizations (complete with their own cheerleaders!) have this "gospel" ingrained in their hearts, the exact opposite of the mark of salvation, the very reverse of true and discreet discipleship.

If you wish to know in detail how not to “do good” in the wrong way, reader, and how to go about it the right manner, you will find it here, in the Destiner Topic, God & Mammon.