Along those same lines, it's interesting the way we talk of not judging people and how many Christians preach casually that we're not supposed to judge anyone, EVER! Yet, then there are other Christians who judge practically every living thing in sight (from humans to animals to even ideas)! It seems both are inappropriate responses, really. Paul proclaimed, "What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside." (I Cor. 5-12,13a) After reading that I have only three words left to speak: what a relief.
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
"sorry, but you're going to hell...."
I've always been uneasy around people who decide the eternal fate of people so black-and-white, and matter-of-fact like. It's as if they enjoy damning people to hell or something. Now, it's not that I have a problem with being upfront or honest (or maybe it is and I do have that problem) it's just that I don't want to be the one responsible for sending people to hell or guiding them away from heaven. God never gave anyone that right or responsibility, did He?