I posted this earlier on Facebook... it burdens my heart that so many so called Christians are policing the world with their judgement and condemnation when God clearly states He is the judge, and we will judge the world at our appointed time, not now. We are to judge our fellow brothers and sisters, i.e. born again believers. Otherwise our so called judgment of those outside of the church, the true church, is condemnation, not justice, not mercy or grace. So many so called christians, say they point out the sin in another's life (non- believers) because they don't want them to go to hell... thats BS... they want to condemn they want to be like God and judge. If they didn't want them to go to hell then they would spend their time telling them the good news and why its good news and they would do everything they possibly could to get them in front of Jesus, who by His Holy Spirit will convict them, not judge them of their sins, that they might seek holiness and a blameless life, that they might become living sacrifices for our King!
This division that is taking place is shaking me and the world up, but the greatest part about it? Its bringing great contrast between the wolves and the sheep, between the wheat and the chaff. Praise God! The dark is getting darker all the while making the light shine brighter... I hope and pray we can tell the difference between the One True Light of God, and the one who shows himself as an angel of light and all his ministers. Its time we stop condemning the world and start leading people to the saving grace of God. Did He not love us while we were yet sinners, did He not die for us while we were in sin, did He not forgive us to bring us into repentance to turn from our wicked ways and be renewed, refreshed, revived?
Here is my post from Facebook...
I have heard so many say as Christians we are to judge and doing so by the fruit others produce. But I want to make a point, a distinction for those that know me.. the word "Christian" as it as come to be in today's world is repulsive to me. Because it, in today's world basically means someone believes in God. It does not mean that by those beliefs they live their lives, that they uphold the statutes, commands, and precepts of the One True Living God. Satan believes in God...and if you say you are a Christian but are not also a follower of Christ, His disciple (and this applies to me) then we are no more set apart than the one who fell from heaven.. So Yes I can see very clearly why "Christians" judge and feel entitled to do so, because they lack the conviction of the Holy Spirit of the Love of God, the patience and forgiveness that He has given, they lack His mercy and grace and no it is was not free, surely we don't pay the price, but He did, with His life. They lack a deep concern for the salvation of one's soul, instead placing great value on the sin in a person's life. A true follower of Christ (not necessarily a Christian in today's context) will understand these words which He has brought to mind today.. 1 Corinthians 5:11-12 11But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler-- not even to eat with such a one. 12For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? 13But those who are outside, God judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES. We have no place or part in judging the world until the appointed time (1 Corinthians 6:2) according to this scripture and many others that support this, we do have a part in rightly judging one another, with love and mercy, grace and compassion - one another being fellow brothers and sisters and not all are our brothers and sisters (but could be when they are born again if we can ever get past their sin and help lead them there)....and attempting to pass judgment on those only widens the gap between us. I firmly believe this and see the fruit that comes from not following this precept.