Saturday, December 15, 2012

Page In Progress (12/15/12)

(The above is a page in progress, as we slowly but surely approach the apocalypse--like a beast steadily lurching towards Jerusalem?)

There's this touchy, feely, warm and fuzzy Christianity going around, being pervasive.  Somebody on Youtube pointed out that when a mature Christian calls out another "Christian" for being deceived or being a deceiver--other "Christians" will say that we are to love one another.  This is Luciferianism disguised as Christianity, which says that we must accept all sorts of wrong teachings and opinions within the body of Christ.  What many Christians must realize is that speaking the truth is showing love.  Of course we should be to the point when we speak forth the truth but also have the attitude of wanting to help somebody come out of deception.

  "1Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? 2Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 4If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. 5I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? 6But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers." (1 Corinthians 6)

(When it comes to settling disputes within the church, those who are the least respected should be called to preside over such matters.  Doesn't happen very much today in such cases, I suspect.)

On the other hand, going around being holier than thou and accusing the brethren (so that we can look more righteous) is totally wrong.  As Jesus says in Matthew 7:1-5, “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”

There is a difference between the two kinds of judgment: the first kind being the right kind of judgment and the second kind being the wrong kind of judgment.

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