The seminal cause of unrighteousness is a lack of deep understanding of the causes of conditions in our global community. Many priests and pastors are themselves confused as to why they preach about the need for righteousness. They preach what they have been taught, and neglect to communicate the underlying reasons. Thus, biblical precepts have been reduced to a list of seemingly impossible rules and regulations that many believe have no pertinence to modern living.
In instances where the rules have no traction, some preachers resort to scare tactics in an attempt to compel compliance. That methodology works for some of the people, but has the effect of alienating the vast majority of potential congregants. Walking in the spirit of righteousness is a simple matter of taking control of one's mind and thoughts. Just as one determines the direction of a car by manoeuvering the steering wheel, so the mind must be controlled and directed toward one's desired outcomes. When we begin to understand the connection between our minds and the world in which we live, the pursuit of righteousness will become a singular passion.