Judge not, that you be not judged. Matt 7:1
I saw something different in this scripture today. I see it in the actions of a couple of pastors that state more should have died in Orlando.
I find this statement appalling from someone that should have Christ’s love in them. I strongly disagree with their statements.
I may not agree with the gay lifestyle, it is sin according to God’s word. Yet I do not condemn to the point of death; that is not my right to judge. That only belongs to God, who will judge all!
To say that murder or adultery is a sinful act is not judgment. It is statement. To call someone that commits those sins a murderer or an adulterer is not judgment. It is statement.
Judgment is in condemnation.
Remember the words to the woman caught in adultery. Jesus never argued that she did not commit the act. In fact, He agreed that she had but did not judge her.
His words to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” John 8:11
Most people only see the first phrase “Neither do I condemn you” and use it as ammunition to not judge others.
Jesus did not condemn her to death, as the Law stated. When you read the other statement, He instructs her to not sin anymore – quit committing adultery.
It would be best is the “pastor’s” stuck to preaching the word of God. Sinners will stand in judgment at the hands of God and He will condemn those that do not know Jesus as Savior.
And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. Rev 20:15