Originally posted by PassedKarma
reply to post by Grumble
Right?! I can't! It hit me when I was in youth group in high school. We were talking about homosexuality and how it's "bad". I raised my hand and asked why we were even bothering judging ANYONE if it's not our job to judge?
I then got a whole speech about how we aren't judging, just pointing out right and wrong. Um WHAT?! Same thing in my book. So that got me thinking. 10 years later, I still think. I believe in the Christian God and Jesus. But in no way shape or form am I ultra conservative. I feel like the right wingers promote a lot of hate. Nothing but agenda pushing.
And in the end, does it REALLY matter what type of lifestyle people lived as long as they weren't hurting themselves or other people? Jesus taught about love and acceptance. Even if you don't view him as the messiah, there is a lot that people can take away from his lessons.
We are not to Judge someone's soul, as far as salvation or spiritual standing. We are also not to judge in order to use the "judging" to better position oneself. However; we can judge actions as right or wrong according to scripture (that being said, I am personally am EXTREMELY CAREFUL and do this in a loving spirit). AND we CAN go to a fellow Christian and point out that they are "on the wrong path" so to speak (see previous parenthesis statement). Paul spoke of all this in many of his various letters.
edit on 23-4-2012 by SrWingCommander because: add content.