The Bible speaks about judging in different ways.
What Jesus meant when he said, “Don’t judge” was that we should never judge a person’s soul. Someone’s spiritual situation before God is between that person and God alone.
Jesus was not telling us to ignore the difference between right and wrong. St. Paul said, “The spiritual man judges all things” –1 Corinthians 2:15.
It boils down to the old adage, “Love the sinner; hate the sin.”
Moral relativism hinders us from real love by making us indifferent. It is simply not loving to sit back and never share the truth with those God has placed in our lives.
It can be difficult to do so in a loving manner, but we must prayerfully and humbly try.
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If Jesus Christ did not live, die, and rise again FOR REAL, then Christianity is nothing more than an empty, false religion. But history proves that He DID live, He WAS killed on the cross, and he DID rise again!
You don’t have to take any “blind leap” to believe in these fundamental claims of Christianity. Study the evidence. There’s plenty of it!
SIX COMMON MYTHS ABOUT CHRISTIANITY are debunked here:
Six Things People Get Wrong About the Resurrection, by Carl E. Olson
- “We really cannot know if Jesus even existed, never mind rose from the dead.”
- “We cannot trust the accuracy of the Gospels, as they aren’t actual biographies but works of mythology.”
- “The authors of the Gospels and the early disciples weren’t objective enough and were easily confused — especially when it comes to the Resurrection.”
- “The disciples may have made up the Resurrection.”*
- “The Resurrection cannot be proven in any way; it must be accepted entirely on faith.”
- “Jesus’ body was not resurrected; the Resurrection is a spiritual event only.”
It’s a good article. If you’re not familiar with these issues, I recommend you print it out and study it.
* The author says, “It is widely agreed that Jesus probably died in April of A.D. 30.” He’s got the date wrong. It should say A.D. 33. (He started his public ministry in A.D. 30.)
Jesuit Father Samir Khalil Samir, professor of Islamic studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, says it is false to say terror attacks have nothing to do with Islam.
“ISIS is the application of what is taught. It’s not outside Islam, or something invented. No, they are applying Islam. When we hear it has nothing to do with Islam — that it means salaam; that it means peace — this is all false. It’s not true. ISIS is not doing anything which is neither in the Quran nor in the Mohammedan tradition.”
The original meaning of the word radical is going to the roots, the origin, the essentials. Radical and radish both come from the Latin, radix, meaning root.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” – John 3:16
It’s almost Easter and I think this may be the first Lent that I actually kept up with my Lenten discipline! I decided that every day I would find something to throw away (or toss in the recycle), find something to give away, and find something to organize and/or clean. Even on my worst days, I managed to meet this goal, even if it was with very small things that didn’t take a lot of thinking or energy to deal with. The house is getting uncluttered and cleaner and I am SO PROUD OF ME! It’s so easy and satisfying, I’m going to keep it up after Easter, which I remember a priest telling us was the point of a Lenten discipline … to make it a HABIT that endures. 🙂
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the bombing of two Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday.
The bomb in St. George Coptic Church in Tanta killed 27 and injured 71.
The bomb at the Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria killed 13 and wounded 21.
I’ve been reading How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization. It’s a fascinating book that makes a very compelling argument for why Catholic-Christianity is responsible for the moral, ethical, and legal basis for Western civilization.
When the author compares some element of Western civilization with the way the pagan world operated in Christ’s time, I am often struck by how similar the pagan world was to the way the Left wants our world to become.
I recommend this book, even if you’re no fan of Catholicism. All of Christianity was Catholic until 1517, by which time Western civilization was well established.
Even where they reject certain Catholic doctrines, most Protestants take Catholic values for granted. This is very evident in the Constitution, which was written by Protestants and which the Left wants to radically alter.
This book can give you a good insight into the political and cultural battles we face today and make it even more clear that it’s not so much a political and cultural battle as it is a spiritual one.