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How often do we hear someone say, “Don't judge me”, or “Only God can judge me”?
How are we to minister to the lost if we do not let them know that how they are living goes against God?
We all need salvation and salvation comes from God. This is true. But if a person does not see that how they are living (living without God) then why would they listen to us?
The truth is, we do not judge. Well now you may be confused. When we minister to someone or Evangelize, we are not judging them as a person. What we are doing is using the Word of God to speak to them, so His word is judging, per se.
It is Gods word that convicts, it is not us.
For example: When we speak to someone who is gay, and we use Gods word, then it is His word that is telling them that their chosen lifestyle is wrong. We are not speaking something from our own judgment or opinion...we are speaking the Word of God.
The same goes for stealing, we tell someone that stealing is wrong, it does not come from us, it comes from the bible--the Word of God. Therefore, it is not us judging, it is God. We are merely used to bring Gods word to them.
Many times I have had the conversation about homosexuality and abortion with the same person. When we speak about homosexuality she tells me that it is not our business what goes on in an others bedroom. To me that is not a compassionate statement but a very cold hearted one. That statement tells me that she does not care if gay people go to hell.
The same goes for abortion since abortion IS MURDER.
A common sin (That is not to say one is worse than another) is people in sexual relationships without being married. “It isn't anyone's business what goes on in their bedroom” is what I was told. Again, how cold are you that you do not care about their salvation? I am not judging, I am asking. Is your heart of stone or flesh? When God comes into our lives He takes out our heart of stone and gives us a heart of flesh. Are you sanctified? Do you love so much you desire other people to come to Christ and experience the same love?
22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord God; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.
23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, saith the Lord God, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
We are to speak the truth, show them that it is sin. This does not mean we are putting ourselves above them. I would want to be told if what I am doing is sin. It is caring about one another. That is true love, Godly love.
As Christians it is our duty to speak truth to all mankind, truth in love. We are to be the beacon of light and hope to the lost, to the ones who live in darkness. How can they come to Christ if we do not preach the truth to the lost?
Truth sets people free. When we speak truth to another, the setting free is a two way street. We are set free because we spoke the truth to one who is lost, then if the one who is lost accepts the truth, then he/she is set free...freedom in Christ.
However, if the person refuses the truth, then we are to brush the dusty off our feet and mnove on. Let them be, but continue to pray for them.
11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.
We can evangelize to the lost, we can speak the truth to them. We are not to fear, for He is with us.