GOD DOES NOT CONDEMN, we judge ourselves in a mirror held by God
God does not condemn, but heals with forgiveness. The Old Testament (OT) was written by Rabbis who teach of (1) Gods’ judgment and (2) a remitting sacrifice. Both of these theories are wrong.
The Father ran to the prodigal son while still far off, Luke 15:11
(1) Jesus did not condemn.
Refer to the teachings of Jesus in the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32) and the Adulteress (John 8:4-11). In neither story did the father (or Jesus) condemn the person. He did Not judge.
The father ran to his son and welcomed him before the son said a word. "But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him." Luke 15:20.
The adulteress said not a word of repentance to Jesus and He said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again." Repentance had nothing to do with the story. John 8:4-11.
Let us follow the God of Jesus, not the God depicted in Judaism (Old Testament). To be Christian one must renounce the God of the OT (wrathful, warlike, killer of children), the God of Israel.
Jesus said, "You judge by human standards; I judge no one." John 8:15
"Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get." Matt. 7:1-2.
Minister Z stated you should be afraid of Jesus due to the following verses, "And the king will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me. Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food...." Matt. 25:40-42.
Jesus is NOT threatening a holocaust. There is no need to be afraid of Jesus or this verse. Here, "fire" means a purification or healing process. Look at the entire life of Jesus, not just one verse. Jesus healed with forgiveness. The "devil" is a reference to that part of your personality which is condemning. Purify yourself by adopting forgiveness and not judging to the point of creating negative emotions. Jesus is teaching a healing process.
Even while on the cross Jesus did not condemn anyone. Jesus said, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." Jesus healed with forgiveness to the end. So should we.
Do Not match Evil with Evil.
John 3:16-21New International Version (NIV)
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
Summation: Do not match evil with evil. Just because someone has hurt you or your country or your loved one does Not give you permission to do likewise. Instead, do as Jesus did, heal yourself with forgiveness of the other. Do not seek revenge. The condemnation is by the person doing the evil deed, not by you. The evildoer condemns himself because he condemns others.
Jesus did not condemn the adulteress, John 8:4
You will judge yourself in the mirror held by God
We Will Judge Ourselves.
We will be judged, but not by the Rabbis. We will judge ourselves by our own projections. It is Not God who will judge us, but ourselves. Stop projecting vengeance and anger and you will not be judged.
Sin is in the mind in the form of negative emotions (the devil). These negative emotions may be manifested in a sinful act. Sin occurs due to condemnation of others. Therefore avoid condemning others, as Jesus taught. If you have condemned to the point of creating negative emotions, then learn to forgive. Forgiveness is the way we heal ourselves.
See the Book of Joshua. It is the word of the Rabbis (not God) who insist they have been chosen and have a divine right to kill women and children, but be protected by God. The Rabbis also claim their land becomes Holy because they kill for it. The Rabbis wrote the OT, particularly Joshua, to justify their genocide of the Canaanites.
Animal sacrifice has never removed sin.
(2) Sacrifice has never removed sin.
The Rabbis also wrote the Sacrifice Theory. Originally there was animal sacrifice to remove sin. Now, the Judeo-Christians teach a blood sacrifice of Jesus to remove sin. The problem is, sacrifice does not and has never removed sin. Therefore the death of Jesus did not directly remove sin.
The death of Jesus did Not remove sin.
The resurrection (or NDE) objectively proves an afterlife or spirit.
The death of Jesus (or near death experience) did not directly remove sin; however it was needed for the resurrection. It is the resurrection from the dead (or NDE) which proves an afterlife actually exists. He could not come back from nothing. A place or condition must first exist before there can be a return. If one accepts the resurrection of Jesus, the afterlife or spirit is proved. Once the spirit is proved we should act according to the teachings of Jesus. Until the resurrection there was no objective reason to believe in a spirit at all.
See website IANDS for testimonials of NDEs. Search site for "vertical" NDEs meaning "verified." Also see Hub, "Near Death Experiences and what they mean."
A Near Death Experience.
Leave Rabbinic thought behind and follow the pure teachings of Jesus.