Topical Index – 1500 Principles
Genesis; Principle #5; Gen 3:8-13; p. 8
Avoiding Rationalization: We should be on guard against our tendency to rationalize disobedience and shift blame
Genesis; Principle #26; Gen. 17:15-18; p. 25
False Conclusions: We must be cautious not to interpret circumstances subjectively in order to support what have been personal mistakes.
Exodus; Principle #34; Ex. 32:15-24; p. 118
Human Rationalization: We should not rationalize our sinful behavior or avoid taking responsibility for our actions.
Numbers; Principle #25; Num. 16:41-50; p. 194
Misplacing Blame: We must avoid our human tendency to turn criminals into victims.
Joshua; Principle #13; Josh. 7:6-12; p. 277
Acting Responsibly: We are to take full responsibility for our human failures rather that blaming God.
Judges; Principle #11; Judg. 6:1-13; p. 310
Blaming God: We should not blame God for our misfortunes when weve caused these problems through our flagrant disobedience.
1 Samuel; Principle #7; 1 Sm. 3:1-18; p. 351
Human Responsibility: We are to take full responsibility for our failures, never blaming God or anyone else.
1 Samuel; Principle #23; 1 Sm. 13:1-14; p. 364
Self-Justification: We are to take full responsibility for our sinful actions and avoid making excuses to protect ourselves.
1 Samuel; Principle #36; 1 Sm. 22:5-23; p. 380
Making No Excuses: When we violate God?s will and in the process hurt others, we are to take full responsibility for our actions.
2 Samuel; Principle #9; 2 Sm. 12:1-12; p. 404
Deceiving Ourselves: We should be especially on guard against self-deception and rationalization when we fail morally.
Jeremiah; Principle #5; Jer. 2:20-37; p. 990
Living in Denial: When we suffer the consequences of walking out of God's will, we must avoid rationalizing our sinful behavior and even blaming God.
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