“Do not judge me, do not judge others.“
This refrain usually comes from someone who had just judged you very unfairly. Almost without fail, that is.
From the Books of Moses right through the New Testament, there is a very clear message about judging and I am not even going to quote the verses as any Christian should know this by now, if older than 12.
- Judge all fellow believers righteously, regardless of status or creed
- Confront the offending brother and, if he doesn’t heed, treat him like an unbeliever
- Do not judge non-believers, for example Muslims, Hindus or Jews as you will be judged accordingly
- Judge errant brothers who are greedy, gluttons, promiscuous, gossipers, etc. Do not eat with such and evict them.
Christians generally do the exact opposite, then say “Do not judge me, do not judge others.“
People grab a verse and make a religion out of it, which is pure heresy. Now before someone say I am aggressive, let me remind the reader that people only take offense of the Truth if they are guilty and if their pride gut pricked. I really am not here for an audience or to cuddle people into heaven but to pluck them from a polite, politically correct highway to hell. My position here is not to socialise (although that is always nice) but I am here on the very clear instruction and guidance of Jesus Christ. You are my only church and this is my ministry; my calling is both prophetic and teaching. No, i am NOT a prophet but just a plain bloke uttering a Jeremiah call into the desert, for His people to repent and return to the old, proven ways.
Of course, the modern “Sanhedrin types” will most definitely take offense (if you are offended, you have just exposed yourself) because someone is forthright and a seeker of righteousness. After all, love is righteousness and righteousness requires justice which is love. As love will prick your heart to save you from eternal condemnation. (It is in the Bible!)
Jesus was never the polite, politically correct and amiable fellow people make Him to be. Instead, He used crude language, was blunt to the point of offense and invoked the ire of many, yet he was also utterly dependable and reliable. People do not know Jesus because they mainly read Paul. But Paul was a man of rude speech, who cursed and condemned and used rather bad language. Somehow, Christians manage to overlook that when reading. Peter…….let’s not even go there.
If I am too “aggressive” for some, please consider Jesus, Matthew 23:
“A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! for you make men give a tenth of all sorts of sweet-smelling plants, but you give no thought to the more important things of the law, righteousness, and mercy, and faith; but it is right for you to do these, and not to let the others be undone.
24 You blind guides, who take out a fly from your drink, but make no trouble over a camel.
25 A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! for you make clean the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside they are full of violent behaviour and uncontrolled desire.
26 You blind Pharisee, first make clean the inside of the cup and of the plate, so that the outside may become equally clean.
27 A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! for you are like the resting-places of the dead, which are made white, and seem beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and of all unclean things.
28 Even so you seem to men to be full of righteousness, but inside you are all false and full of wrongdoing.
29 A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! =-O because you put up buildings for housing the dead bodies of the prophets, and make fair the last resting-places of good men, and say,
30 If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in the blood of the prophets.
31 So that you are witnesses against yourselves that you are the sons of those who put the prophets to death. =-O
32 Make full, then, the measure of your fathers.
33 You snakes, offspring of snakes, how will you be kept from the punishment of hell? =-O
34 For this reason, I send you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: some of them you will put to death and put on the cross, and to some of them you will give blows in your Synagogues, driving them from town to town;
35 So that on you may come all the blood of the upright on the earth, from the blood of upright Abel to the blood of Zachariah, son of Barachiah, whom you put to death between the Temple and the altar.”
Perhaps some of you want to go in search for a softer, cuddlier God now? As the rosy halo of the candy bar Jesus just came off? Please, I am here, sent with a winnowing fork to separate chaff from the gemstones. The Lord showed me long ago that the clergy will regard me as the Satan, as their ego and pride will take a serious knock when confronted with Truth. Anything goes, just don;t offend, go with the flow and down the falls into the depths. I am the kind who will fall into the ocean and be found, sitting under a tree to rest, above that waterfall. Upstream, as only live fish do, not floating downstream with the dead ones.
I never intentionally offend and I also am not aggressive, as that is a perception of some, yet it is far from the truth. Even God can become very aggressive, but always with good reason. Do not waste or even deny justified holy indignation. I am not a man with a short fuse just for the sake of being arrogant and confrontational. No, i am a very compliant and amiable character, just very battle weary and not here to French-kiss anyone into heaven. I am nobody’s cuddly toy.
There is a spirit of religion, the Babylon vibe, that runs thick through corporate Christianity from Rome through Constantinople right down to the ends of the earth. People speak funny when they pray, animated, as if acting on a stage. Which many are doing. Everybody seems to have a title from apostle to prophet, all of which is illegal as Jesus specifically forbade this. Yes, we can be called as apostles, teachers, healers, prophets but those are mere job descriptions commensurate with gifts of His Spirit. These never are titles, as the ones wallowing in acute pride want to be called Prophet Jim or Apostle Don or Evangelist Kate or Pastor Fred. Or Father Mike. Only Jesus is our Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6) and nobody else deserves that title. Now I am confusing you and slaughtering yet another holy cow.
I am sitting here with a song in my heart and a smile on my face, wondering how many will think i was raging mad when writing this. As they are too proud, also very judgmental, they will want to nail me to the nearest tree. They will be angry not because I was wrong but because Truth hurt them.