Should Christians Judge?

Written by David Ben-Ariel

The typical liberal misunderstanding ofrepparttar Christian religion is that Christians shouldn't judge anybody. This misinterpretation comes from a superficial reading of Rabbi Yashua's (Jesus') teaching where He said: "Judge not, that ye be not judged..." (Lk. 7:1-5). But when read IN CONTEXT it's understood that God will hold us to a standard as strict as that which we demand of others.

All judgment must be tempered with mercy. Jesus clearly taught that we can see others imperfections (the "mote" in their eye) and help to remove it ONCE we have first gottenrepparttar 149689 "beam" out of our own eye. The purpose is to help and not hurt: constructive criticism, not self-righteousness or sinister motivations.

There is a great difference between judging an act and condemning a person to Gehenna (Hell) fire. Only God truly knowsrepparttar 149690 thoughts and intents, and potential, of any individual. When God delivered to Moses various statutes and laws forrepparttar 149691 nation of Israel, He commanded that they judge and condemn to death some individuals for certain infractions.

When Jesus pardonedrepparttar 149692 woman caught in adultery, He didn't excuse her actions but admonished her to "go and sin no more" (John. 8:11). He acknowledged it was a sin worthy of death, but obviously forgave her for God's greater purpose, discerning a truly repentant attitude.

She didn't argue about what technically constituted sin, lie about it, or threaten to vigorously go after her accusers. Jesus had let their own guilty thoughts shame them into leavingrepparttar 149693 scene and leaving her alone withrepparttar 149694 Savior (where we must all ultimately appear).

The Plain Truth about Easter

Written by David Ben-Ariel

Like dumb sheep torepparttar slaughter, most of mankind continues to blindly follow pagan traditions, rather than obey God's clear commands (Mark 7:7). Has it ever occurred to those stuffing their faces with Easter ham that Jesus would puke atrepparttar 149688 thought? Neither Jesus or Peter, James or John ever ate forbidden foods. They wouldn't feel too comfortable at plenty of people's dinner tables.

Evenrepparttar 149689 early Gentile converts to Jewish Christianity respectedrepparttar 149690 biblical dietary laws (Acts 15:20), understanding that not all foods are sanctioned byrepparttar 149691 Creator inrepparttar 149692 Holy Scriptures (I Tim. 4:5).

When Johnrepparttar 149693 Baptist recognized Jesus as our Passover sacrifice, he declared: "Beholdrepparttar 149694 Lamb of God" (Jn. 1:29). He didn't say, "Here comesrepparttar 149695 Easter Bunny!" Again, likerepparttar 149696 Easter ham,repparttar 149697 Easter rabbit is also rejected inrepparttar 149698 Bible as an abomination (Lev. 11:6-7).

The very name of Easter exposes itself as a heathen festival, although it's cloaked as "Christian." Easter/Ishtar/Astarte isrepparttar 149699 Babylonian spring goddess our Israelite/Anglo-Saxon forefathers foolishly worshipped. Hencerepparttar 149700 fertility symbols of rabbits and eggs.

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