When Christians advise others of the consequences of lifestyles which aren't in line with Biblical instruction, are they passing judgement?
- MattLv 41 month ago
(Romans 2:1) Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
For a Believer to pass judgement on somebody else's lifestyle is actually condemning themselves.
The reason for this is because we are saved not because we were righteous or good in ourselves or that we changed our lifestyle, it is only because of Jesus Christ our Savior, who took our sins upon Himself on the cross and the punishment for those sins and in exchange gave us His Righteousness which is the Righteousness of God!
When you except Jesus as your Savior and what he has accomplished for you, you are instantaneously Born Again in your spirit and the Righteousness of God is imparted to you, and because you have been made Righteous by Faith, in turn your lifestyle will change because you have a new nature inside of you!
You can't be saved because of your own "goodness" or "adherance" to God's perfect standard. "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God". You're not a sinner because you have sinned, you sin because you are a sinner. We all inherited this nature from Adam. Jesus was called the second Adam, and with no Earthly father, He did not inherit the nature of a sinner. Through His death, burial, and resurrection by the Spirit of God through Faith we can supernaturally be Born Again and in this new birth we inherit the nature of Jesus which is that of Righteousness!
Rather then condemning an unbelievers lifestyle which would do no good, seeing as your works don't earn Salvation, we should be sharing the True Gospel of Jesus Christ and showing them the goodness and Grace of God which will lead them to repentance!
- CowboyLv 61 month ago
of course - but Christian nationalists are working toward installing their own brand of Christian Shria law in the U.S. Then they won't just pass judgement, they'll throw you into jail......
- Anonymous1 month ago
Because of love we are commanded---- I repeat---- COMMANDED to convict people of their sin in an effort to get them to repent so their souls might be saved.
This is our sacred duty and responsibility. We are obedient to our Father - our God and our Master.
This is not "us judging you"... this is us KNOWING you... because we used to be just like you.... not knowing good from evil.
We know your sins will cause your impending death.
The wages of sin = death.So why sit there until you die? If you remain where you are, you must perish. If you go to Jesus you will live. If you sit in sullen dispair no one can pity you when your ruin comes; but if you were to die SEEKING MERCY (as IF that were possible) you would be the object of universal sympathy. You know others who were saved by believing in Him (your own friends and neighbors); so why not you? Why not taste and see that the Lord is merciful? To perish is awful. We assure that if you seek Him, you will find Him, for He casts out none who come to Him. You shall not perish if you trust Him. On the contrary; you shall find treasure; eternal treasure, that will be stored up for you beyond this life. We preach to the living even where the vultures gather because we must. Because we know the truth, and the truth will set you free. Because we too were about to perish when we got up and sought mercy for ourselves. We preach because God has ordained us to do just that.
- gillieLv 71 month ago
Since those consequences are things that Christians simply made up, yes, they are.
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- 1 month ago
"If they speak not according to (((THIS WORD))) it is because there is no light in them" (Isaiah 8:20).
Ever heard of a trinity, holy eucharist, a great commission, rapture, sacraments, water baptizing to be born again and all the other LIES man has created to send mankind to HELL believing "the commandments of men" (Matthew 15:9)?
- yesmarLv 71 month ago
Yes, unless those "others" have asked for your input or you share intimate life with them and they expect you to speak into their conduct, it is judging.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Of course not.
- CraigLv 51 month ago
Does it matter? There're lots of judgmental people around. Judging others isn't illegal. It's a coping mechanism many use to justify excessive self-esteem.
Those who broadcast warnings to strangers about what their personal pantheon of deities will do to them are insensitive and presumptuous (to say nothing of delusional). They're very likely either compensating for some deep insecurity, or they're serving their own conceit.
For those reasons, it's folly to critique them.
- Anonymous1 month ago
We share the Holy Bible word of God as commanded. That way you can't say "But I didnt know. No one ever told me!
James 5:20 KJV — Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
- E JLv 41 month ago
Sharing information is just that. If you are interested in being a true Christian, I can share with you what that involves. If you are interested in having a close relationship with GOD I can share with you what that involves. My opinion doesn’t matter only God’s view of you matters. The Bible is a Christians guide to accomplishing those things and others. Jesus and his followers taught others about God’s word. Modern day followers of Christ do the same.