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Judgers Fall the Hardest

Updated on July 22, 2011

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.


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      Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

      Dave Mathews: I like your comment, thanks for reading.

      Tamarajo: Thanks for reading I always like to read your opinion and you made some interesting points. God bless

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      Tamarajo 6 years ago

      So true. One of the biggest Christian rants is on homosexuality yet I heard somewhere that during Promise Keeper conventions Hotels reported significantly higher increased traffic on pornographic media by convention attenders. And it is my understanding that Christians have now surpassed the secular population in the arena of divorce. I really think before we make these big issues of things we better take a look at ourselves and give them something better to offer as an example.

      I think the key as your article states is love. If the confrontation is not stemming from a heart of pure godly love best to keep our mouths shut and better yet as your article states love and leave the judging up to Him.

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Beautifully done sister Sky. I do my best never to intentionally judge or pre-judge any one I come into contact with. Judgement is for God. I am not worthy to judge anyone.

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      Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

      Toronto Jim: Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      Cardissa: I always enjoy hearing from you and your wise comments. Thanks

      Lifegate: Well said, thank you for your comment.

      Lambservant: Thank you for stopping by I always enjoy hearing from you. I know this scripture and I believe Paul was talking to the immoral church of Corinth and warning us to be careful of people claiming to be of Christ and indoctrinating the Church with idolatry and such. The city of Corinth was a Port and many people came there from faraway places with different beliefs and who worshiped idols. Especially when it says "with anyone named brother." As for witnessing to people like Jesus who came to give the gospel and who sat with the sinners and publicans. He was osterized by the publicans for doing so. The above scripture says not even to eat with such a person. I know Jesus wouldn't disobey the word of God,even though Paul wrote this epistle later and we know Jesus was perfect without sin. The publicans are more what I would call in today's society would be like or compared to the Westbourough Baptist Church and similar groups. Maybe I am mistaken please tell me what you think. Or if anyone else would like to state their opinion I would be curious.

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      Lori Colbo 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person. 1Cor.5:9-11

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      William Kovacic 6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      As we're told in Scripture...speak the truth in love.

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      Very well put sky, we often make the mistake of pointing out one sin over the others or making others feel that they are worse than......because they are living in sin. We are all sinners, we are only saved by the grace of God. We must asses ourselves each day to remain in God's mercy.

      Very good food for thought.

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      TorontoJim 6 years ago

      Honey vs. Vinnegar. You made the point well.