Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Response of a Jerk

"Ray -- You responded Dimensio: 'Dimensio...be careful that you don't somehow give the impression that I agree with your beliefs (evolution's) about male/female origins. It think they are childishly foolish. I didn't understand how silly they were.' That's the sort of response a jerk would give to someone. Is that how Jesus would have you respond?" QED

You are right. It wasn’t Christ-like. When Jesus rebuked hypocrisy, He didn’t pull any punches. He said, "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are … full of hypocrisy and lawlessness … Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?" (Matthew 23:27-29, 33-34).

I should have been more honest with Dimensio, and showed him that I love him enough to tell him the truth. He is a hypocrite who has (without exaggeration) probably hundreds of times called certain people on this blog a "liar." He is a finger-pointer, and he needs to know that God will judge him by the same standard he judges others. Unless he repents and trusts in Jesus, he won’t escape the damnation of Hell.

"Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God?" (Romans 2:1-3).

Am I his enemy because I tell him the truth? Love is not always passive. It will warn when someone is in danger, and every person who is still in his sins (who has not been born again) is in terrible danger of receiving exactly what he deserves. Only a jerk would remain silent.

Forgive me for being too passive in the past.