Originally Posted by jeremysdemo
"You can't judge me!"
why would someone say this?
personally I welcome and am thankful for righteous judgement as I think any disciple of Y'shua should be.
Me tinks people that say such things are living in fear, afraid of what might come to light in the presence of other Spirit filled believers...
That being said there are a lot of unrighteous judgements going about these days, *this guy is heretic, this other guy is "unsaved" etc etc.* but if you know God these things run off the back much like the dew drops off a duck in the mornin', we rest in peace knowing God knows our hearts.
Paul says to examine all things and hold onto that which is good 1 Thessalonians 5:21, I beleive this includes other peoples judgements of us.
Why is it that the multitudes can not "see" the difference between "judgment" and "discernment"?
"There are a lot of unrighteous judgements going about these days, *this guy is heretic, this other guy is "unsaved" etc etc.* but if you know God these things run off the back much like the dew drops off a duck in the mornin', we rest in peace knowing God knows our hearts."
i believe "this guy is a heretic", is that judgment?
Should one lie and say he is not, or care not at all?
i believe "this other guy is unsaved", is that judgment?
Should we lie and say he is, and care not that he is following the broad way to destruction?
Will not judgment meet out punishment without a care?
And will not Mercy rejoice against judgement and call such a one to repentance?
However, there are those pharisee's(religious ones) who have not only never received "a love of The Truth", but they war against The Truth )-; And if one cares, then testimony needs be given that will cause them to consider who and what they are!
The Messiah demonstrated such. For although He knew that the pharisee's sought to kill Him, He loved them enough to declare The Truth unto them:
"You whited tombs full of dead men's bones!", "You generation of vipers!" "who compass land and sea to make one convert and then make them two fold more the child of hell that you yourselves are!"
And the religious ones of this day?
They but carry on the legacy of the pharisee's )-;
Why is it that the multitudes can not 'see' that religion was needful for "a disobedient and gainsaying people" who would "have a man, rather than YHVH, speak too and rule over them"?
i believe the first step in understanding 'religion' comes when one truly understands the testimony in James 1:27. For understanding reveals that all other 'religion' IS IMPURE AND DEFILED!
And thankfully, the truly Born ANEW "sons of GOD" realize that our portion is in The Family of "Our Father and GOD", "of WHOM the whole Family in Heaven and ON EARTH is named".......(Eph3:15)
So it is the "sons of GOD" have a common union with The Messiah and "Our Father and GOD", in HIS Family!
And Our Father, HE takes care of HIS children.......
For HIS children "see" how "poor and needy" we truly are.......
"Casting all our cares upon HIM, for HE cares for us"!