judgment

Should we judge others?

If a pedophile wanted you to hire him to watch your children, would you hire him? Of course not. In deciding against it, you’ve judged him, and rightly so. Did Jesus really want us to never judge anyone, ever? Let’s take a quick look at what Matthew 7:1 was really about, and whether we really should judge people.

Shot just outside of Toronto in Brampton, Ontario while my wife was shopping. 🙂

Never use God’s Sovereignty as an excuse

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

–Revelation 20: 12-13

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Rob Bell and the Gospel without Convictions

Rob Bell has now told Christians to ‘adapt or die.’ Now, I don’t like the term ‘evangelical,’ since it is now almost exclusively used instead of ‘Christian,’ and for good reason, and even in the rising debate concerning morality and homosexuality in the context of Christianity, this very distinction has gone entirely unnoticed. While many are freaking out over Bell’s latest departure from sound doctrine, they fail to notice that as a whole, even we who are of a more conservative bent have already given up so much ground just in the acceptance of the term blanket term ‘evangelical,’ which I believe is a strong indicator of where we are in our stand for the cause of the gospel.

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Safe, or dangerous?

It is essential that a church be more than a place for worship, fellowship, and instruction. It must also be a place that is both safe and dangerous; safe to those in need of healing and restoration, and dangerous to the wicked, a place where the wounded, destitute, and troubled can find hope, and a place where the wicked are confronted by the convicting presence and judgment of God.

#lead4real #apostleship