Judgers Fall the Hardest
Some Christians might think that they are partaking in sin if they don’t judge a person of sin. They forget mercy and love. They think they are being good Christians if they stand against the people and are “taking a stand.” I believe that there needs to be a balance. Yes, we shouldn’t just sit there and do nothing about certain matters.
I remember working with a girl who was practicing homosexuality. I remember her asking me “Does the bible say that homosexuality is wrong?” I said, “Yes, it does” not in those exact words but “yes.” I encouraged her to read it for herself and not to listen to people who said this, but just to read it. I also told her that the bible also say adultery is wrong and other things that people don’t mention. It is true. Why do so many people hobbyhorse on homosexuality when so many people are committing adultery? Unfortunately, many of this goes on in churches. Thoughts of adultery or committing it in your heart are the same thing as doing it. Is one sin worse than the other in God’s eyes? We are all sinners saved by grace. I am far from being a perfect Christian. (If there is such a thing) I spent some time telling her that there were many other things that were in the bible that are very beneficial. The wisdom, the mercy, the prophecies, forgiveness, and so many other good things are in the Holy Bible.
You see the problem is that homosexuals hear this type of finger pointing and judging and then don’t want anything to do with the bible. They associate the bible with judgmental people that don’t show any love. This girl had many attributes that were lacking in many of the Christians that I had met over the years. I prayed for her often and she often asked me questions. Sometimes I would tell her some tidbits from certain bible stories that peaked her interest and she would be very interested. I never led her to Christ while I worked there, but I definitely know a seed was planted.
Isn’t it better to be friendly and invite people out to a church function or something? After all, it is not us who saves them but it is Jesus. Keep the lines open so you can tell them the truth about salvation. God will work out the rest. He always does.
From my own experience in the past when I may have judged people and also from witnessing it in others, people who judge fall the hardest.