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JUDGING HYPOCRISY

JUDGING HYPOCRISY

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 Saw this posted on FB a day or two ago was slightly intrigued but what the person who posted had in mind. The problem I have with these types of post is they really don’t tell the whole story of the verse.

 I feel at times this kind of post can take away from its true meaning and for Christians that have not studied or are new to Christianity it can be used as a device to misguide them from their understanding of God and the Bible. I can see non nonChristians and bitter Christians using this against people to further divide and shake the faith of a Christian

 First of all what is this verse. Matthew 7-1: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. Wait there is more here that should have been added to this. Matthew 7- For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

So this post only show verse 1, verse 2 is just as important; let us go further. Matthew 7: “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. (NIV translation)

 I enlarged the word in verse five of what I believe verses 1-5 are truly saying, HYPOCRITE. Yes the H word the word that defines a lot of us, if you do a search for hypocrite in the New Testament you will see it used over 17 times in Matthew, Mark and Luke. If you read each verse you get an idea that Jesus was not very fond of hypocrisy.

 So it’s safe to say God is not fond of hypocrisy but when it come to judging one another God expects us to protect and take care of each other and judge with carefulness. John 24:7 Jesus said “Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.” (NIV)

 Be smart in judgment of your fellow man don’t judge out of spite, jealousy or hatred but out of love and concern, if not for the person then for the person being wronged. If we don’t judge our fellow man for the wrongs that one commits then we are turning our eyes and ears away from evil and letting a soul continue to slide further into sin.

My biggest concern for this type of post is of people getting it wrong and misinterpreting what God is saying. Don’t judge a man for stealing bread for his family while you lie to the  minimart cashier that you gave him a twenty dollar bill when in fact  you only gave him a ten so you can use the change get in the lottery pool at work.

Judging a person for their contempt for human life is a valid judgment we should judge to make things right. We should never judge if we use slander, greed or hypocrisy. Our goal is to represent God and to judge rightly and Godly, not for revenge but for the justness that God has set forth for us.

Final thoughts let’s not take scripture out of context just to cover up our sins, if I judge you it should be because I care about you and on the same playing field you are to judge me if I am wrong or do wrong.

Mr. T- just my point of view

My Actions God’s Grace

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Saw this on Facebook a bit ago; I can assume many things of why somebody would create such a post.

One might think oh that old Eskimo is really smart he really told that priest.

You wonder what the next sentence from the priest was but we will never know since it’s obvious to me whoever created this did not want people to know, just that the bible and people trying to missionary others are all convoluted.

My reply to the post was this “Basically if one did not know about God then one is judged on their actions or works and have no way of receiving salvation through his grace hence they will go through judgement”. This is why the concept of no God breeds stupidity.

I  would also ask the question would it not be better to obtain salvation though grace than to have not known God and be judged on my actions but I kept it short my goal was not to be angry or be disrespectful to any of my FB friends or acquaintances.

If we read our Bible we can find areas that basically refute what the Eskimo states, for one the priest would likely be talking about Old Testament ways before Christ died for our sins. If we just simply read Romans chapter 1 verses 19 and 20 God basically says he has given us his divine nature so we really have no excuse for not knowing who he is. (NIV translation try it you’ll like it)

God gives all a chance to know in Revelations chapter 5 verse 9 simply states that every tribe and every nation speaking every language would hear of God’s name.

Matthew chapter 28 verses 19-20 are where missionaries strive to tell the world. Because of this statement God’s word has reached every corner of the world including Native Americas

My focuses were on how we inherently know there is a God and how the lack of God breads ignorance and the inability for a nation or tribe to progress in life and technology. If we look at the American Indian we see this. Europe was the vastly superior country at the time the first settlers landed in America. Yes the first American’s had God or God’s but they did not know The God and how knowing him they could achieve salvation through his grace

While this old Eskimo may have made a brilliant quote in the eyes of some, in my eyes it proves why we need God, his Grace and his Salvation because no one will be able to say to God “I never knew you” only God will be able say “I never knew you”

Mr. T Opinion