Show #35 "EndTimes, Prophecies, and Do Not Judge"
has aired on Spirit FM and can now be heard on my soundcloud page at the following link, where it will be up for 5 weeks from today:
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Brief on today's show:
There’s a particular statement that I often – and I mean often – come across and that is “Don’t judge”… I just came across it again just a couple of days ago, which is why I’m addressing this issue today.
In recent years, the statement “do not judge” has become increasingly used and over-used to respond to controversial matters within the church and the Word of God. When disagreements arise regarding something wrong that is going on somewhere, everyone jumps on the case with the scriptural quote, “do not judge.”
However, the problem is that most Christians don’t understand that the scripture they are quoting is used incorrectly and out of context. Of course, if a brother or sister is caught doing something questionable where no facts are evident, we are not to judge.
That’s where the saying “innocent until proven guilty” coined within the legal system comes in, which principle means that the burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on the one who denies. One cannot judge unless one has the facts.
Today, when someone murders, or steals, commits adultery or disrupts the status quo within society, we are quick to declare “do not judge,” thinking that we are doing the Word of God a favor.
We think that it is an act of loving kindness. What about the victims? I heard reports on Fox News on the conviction of the perpetrators of the terrorist attack in Boston some years ago that some people actually pronounced their pity on one of the brothers because he was “cute.” How can such a thought be expressed in the center of the carnage of death and maimed innocent people that were willfully targeted?
I heard a pastor in church once tell of a break and entry and then let the guy go because he said who are we to judge someone else… And wanting to show the love of God in not calling the police…
Is that what the Word of God says? We’ll take a look and see for ourselves right after this opening song …
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