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If we point out the obvious are we haters or judgers? 

Recently I was told I was judging two people in a picture. I shared the picture, I didn't create it. The picture pointed out something very obvious which was that some people of the same sex prefer partners who look like the opposite sex. There was no judgment or argument with that; it is fact. 

Because I shared the picture, I was told I was judging the people in it and others like them. Stating the obvious is not judging. It isn't my job to judge, it's God's. Speaking of him, the rules he created haven't changed. We, as people, have changed in the way we think or the way we do things, but God hasn't. What I am getting at is that it seems like people today would call God "judgemental" and claim that he's a "hater."

Well, yes, He IS judgmental; that is what he does. They would call him those things because parts of society have changed, even Christians. God has remained consistent.  He never changes. His rules are the same. He doesn't change them just to make others feel good about themselves. He doesn't change his mind simply because certain people decide they want to call themselves Christians while at the same time agreeing with things that go against God's rules. I choose to try to stay on the side of God and obey his rules as much as I can. If that upsets people so be it. If that makes people tell me that I am judging, then so be it as well. 

One thought though, if people are accusing me of judging things, aren't they themselves judging? It seems to me they are. I don't judge people or things; I point out the obvious. If I gave a sermon that talked about Leviticus 20:13, people would still say I was judging, even though it is from the Bible. Consider Leviticus 18:22 where it calls that kind of behavior an abomination.

Certain people, the ones who say I judge them, would want those verses changed or say, as they already do, that it no longer applies, and that we live in a new day and age, and God is an all accepting God. To that I say, WRONG. God is the same and so are the rules. And remember, love the sinner and hate the sin. Before we judge others, perhaps we should check our Christianity and make sure we are true followers of God, who follow his rules.

Written by B K

Father of Autistic Son, Author, Clergyman, Conservative.

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