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Windows of a Soul that is Closed!

Christian Living, judging, Sin | Posted by Eddy Damas
Nov 06 2017

Young women with cell phone cameras really don’t have a clue, do they? I see so many self-photos that could have turned out really well that just fail because they either forget to look either straight at the camera which is always ON THE TOP of your phone or straight into the mirror which is directly IN FRONT of you!. Instead, the girls that make them look like they are asleep. The ideal self-portrait calls for looking straight ahead AT YOUR SUBJECT!

Here’s a clue: the first contact is ALWAYS in the eyes, which are the windows to the soul, not your body language.

Otherwise, this is only an effect of a worldly view that is basically saying “It’s all about me!” or “Look at me!”

It’s my view that any girl/woman that cries out “Look at me!!!!” or “All eyez on me!” are either into self-centeredness, or they are really not approachable by others, which is totally understood in an era where Facebook/Twitter has totally taken over human communication.

If that is the case, a cell phone portrait only amplifies that self-centeredness.

Of course, there’s the exposure factor too. In other words, Social Media is not about your inner circle of friends (Who, if you have a clue, will take your photo for you, doing away with the “I’m sleeping while I take my own photo” dilemma). Instead, you are inviting other people who tend to give you helpful tips, which are taken as direct insults and causes them to be blocked by you.

In the meantime, you are still not looking at the camera lens, but are still looking at all the comments that people tend to make, and not realizing that they are not trying to be offensive or cruel.

This is only a direct observation, and not me judging you.

Pull Up Your Darn Pants!

Christian Living, judging, Sin | Posted by Eddy Damas
Nov 03 2017

I’m not responsible for the contents of this post. Actually an old friend of mine is. But it sounds like she has a good point. Some of this is edited for Christians. I hope she doesn’t mind!

I’M SO DONE!!!
PULL YOUR DAMN PANTS UP AND QUIT FONDLING YOUR PRIVATES IN PUBLIC!! AT NO TIME SHOULD A MAN (or any adult, for that matter) HAVE HIS HANDS DOWN HIS PANTS IN PUBLIC! IF YOU ARE NOT A TWO-YEAR-OLD TRYING TO PINCH IT OFF UNTIL YOUR MAMA TAKES YOU TO THE RESTROOM, I WILL ASSUME THAT YOU ARE MASTERBATING IN PUBLIC AND I WILL CALL THE POLICE!

For more than a decade I’ve had to turn away and conceal my dislike and annoyance at what some may call a “fashion trend” where trousers are worn below the butt crack!

Well, I’ve kept my opinions and my remarks to myself in the hopes that “this too shall pass.” I can no longer keep my mouth shut, nor do I feel I should: For the second time this month I’ve had to shop along with men (term used loosely) while they tooled around the GROCERY STORE with their hands shoved down the front of their pants, anchoring support by clutching their private parts in an attempt to keep their britches up!

Now mind you–post playing “pocket pool”–the “prokaryotes” proceed to fondle the produce, meat products, dairy products, potato chips or whatever. I am totally disgusted and today I went off. After the “offender” lowered his britches to where I could see the complete outline of his family jewels in his faded, worn underwear as he cupped them with his filthy hands, I did for all those who still hope for a return of decency a favor: I told him to take his hands out of his pants.

With disbelief he looked around and then asked, “Are you talking to me?”
“Yes, I’m talking to you,” I responded.
Still not sure if I was addressing him he asked, “What did you say?”
I repeated, “Take your “$$%^$@” hands out of you pants!”
He said, “That’s none of your business!”
To which I replied, “Oh but it is! I’m tired of looking at your nakedness. It’s offensive and I’m tired of seeing it!”
Of course, everyone was looking down at their phones, at magazines–or wherever–and no one said a word.
Well, at the advice of a friend, I’m taking my environment back!! I will no longer be silent.

Just in case you didn’t hear me the first time:

PULL YOUR DAMN PANTS UP AND QUIT FONDLING YOURSELF IN PUBLIC!! AT NO TIME SHOULD A MAN (or any adult, for that matter) HAVE HIS HANDS DOWN HIS PANTS IN PUBLIC. IF YOU ARE NOT A TWO-YEAR-OLD TRYING TO HOLD YOUR WATER, I WILL ASSUME THAT YOU ARE MASTERBATING IN PUBLIC AND I WILL CALL THE POLICE!

There is a reason for closed doors and clothes, and modesty. If we have any desire to fondle ourselves in the public square, then it would be best to either not be seen in the public’s eyes. Also if you dare have your hands down your pants, fondling your family jewels, then that means that the public would be better off wearing surgical (or non-surgical) rubber gloves. Truly, if there is something wrong with your privates that you need to fondle them in public, I would be the first one to refer you to a specialist. Preferably a Psychologist!

Oh, and by the way…if I catch you even looking at my daughter (or even my wife) when you are fondling yourself, you won’t have to worry about whatever’s going on down there…or a doctor’s referral for that matter.

 

 

Are You Sure?

Christian Living, judging, Sin | Posted by Eddy Damas
Jan 26 2017

When you stand before God, how will you explain your support for Abortion, when God show you all the aborted babies that you supported (via your support for the Democratic party)?

When you stand before God, how will you explain your support for leaders who have overwhelmingly shown their disdain for God?

When you stand before God, what excuse will you use for not speaking out on the things that matters the most to God?

When you stand before God, do you really think that your excuses will matter to Him? Do you think that you’re going to be able to con your way past His all-knowing judgment seat?

When you stand before God, how will you explain how you got more upset at this post, than you did at your relationship with God?

Are you SURE that you won’t hear Jesus say, “depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 23:7) ?

You better make darn sure. It will be too late once you die to find out how wrong you were.

Judgment in Kind

Christian Living, judging | Posted by Eddy Damas
Dec 01 2016

Back in my grade school days, I think maybe around 6th grade I was the subject of taunting by two black girls. It really affected my whole time at that school. Because of my appearance and my speech impediment they were all out nasty. Even though something like that would most likely be considered on the verge of bullying today, back then it seemed like pure hatred. Sadly I dealt back the hated in kind. Of course it didn’t last long. Thankfully my time at that school was limited. I walked away from that knowing that some people just have no compassion on others who are different.

Years later I would once again find myself in school with one of the young ladies. I held absolutely nothing against her. It’s strange how we learn from the negativity of people. Many people are just so mean towards others. We’ve seen this with the police shootings of the black men, the BLM movement (or at least the ones that have taken it farther than it was meant to go.)

I don’t know why people really tend to judge one another so harshly. I mean, it gets right down to an all out fight sometimes (remember the fights on the Jerry Springer shows?) But after a recent experience I am starting to become a bit more careful of how, and of who I judge. I know we are to judge all things, in a righteous matter. What concerns me the most about my Christian walk is that I often fail to judge righteously. Honestly, I would rather do as the first part of what the Lord says and not even judge. But that’s kind of like the impossible dream, because like it or not we all judge anyways.

Judging one another, or even another person is immediate grounds for disagreement. Have you ever been with a person who is nothing but a judge? “Oh that man is too fat” “Oh she is so skinny, she will never find a husband” “Did you see what Nancy McGilliguty wore at church today?” “She’s got some nerve!” “Oh you call that being a Christian?!!!”

But it’s a painful situation when someone you hang out with is a harsh judge. I mean, it’s downright so embarrassing to watch them just go off on a person. You kind of look for an escape route to separate yourself from that person.

Being a Christian I always try and be an encourager. But I am only human. I make mistakes. Sometimes I do make a bad judgment call. But as the Lord tells us, and as I have learned, we should never judge on appearances.

Remember this: Your judgment is your word, your oath, your promise. And God doesn’t like our promises at all…because unlike God, we end up breaking our promises.

What a somber thought!

Be careful my friends!

 

Truth, Boldness, Damnation and a Sword!

Christian Living, Discouragement, Encouragement, judging, Sin | Posted by Eddy Damas
Nov 28 2016

I spoke the harsh truth, out of anger and love. But what did I get? Separation and finality?

We all must risk this when we are on the straight and narrow. Sometimes we do speak out of anger when we see something that our brothers are doing wrong. When I attempted to correct the brethren with nothing but the truth, I got locked out.

They may be awesome in the Lord, carrying much truth with their words. But wielding a sword carries a burden with it. Once you take the first swing with a two edge sword, the cut is often final.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe there is a place for boldness in preaching the gospel truth. I believe that fire and brimstone preaching is still needed today, but I don’t believe that calling anyone a devil, nor calling out a Christian brethren as anti-Christ is showing biblical love, or for that matter biblical truth, and I don’t believe that calling a person a devil is part of the fire and brimstone message, and never has been!

Let me allow the Bible to shed some light on what I am talking about:

“And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other; and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus; And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God. And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.” Acts 15:39-40

Nowhere in the bible, in the midst of disagreement between the disciples, do we hear one of them calling their brother a devil. We can surely find a brother perhaps “back-sliding”, and thus becoming angry at their sin. But this is never righteous justification to call a brother a devil, nor a demon. Yes, perhaps we don’t like them going up against our beliefs, going up even against the Christian beliefs, but that is never reason enough to call someone a devil.

Choosing in our own anger to call such a brother a devil is damaging to the soul…perhaps not our own, but surely to the brethren. God always loves even the backslidden Christian, always calling out to them to draw nearer to Him.  But even the boldest Christian, who in their own anger basically curses their brethren, is in danger of hell’s fire!

Calling another Christian a devil will have the consequence of alienating them not only from you, but also poses the danger, possibly, of alienating their Christian walk. They can veer off the straight and narrow, which is already difficult enough for most Christians, and go into the twists and turns of despair and anguish, even unwanted and unnecessary depression.

How would you personally feel if a brother all of a sudden called you a devil even if you were in error? Is there grace in their message? Is the message from God? Is this what the love of God conveys, that a person in error is a devil?

We often talk about how the modern day church is too sugar-coated, but the opposite can, and always hold true:

No one wants to go into a church that condemns the soul! No one wants to be around a Christian who condemns the soul!

I’m not saying you should not rebuke a brother. A rebuke should be firm but leave room for God’s grace, and where grace abides, love abides even more! God’s grace will always end with the soul reconciled to God, this is God’s love we are talking about after all!

Am I wrong? What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear them!

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Italian priest blames earthquakes on gay unions

Christian Living, Encouragement, judging, Rememberance, Sin | Posted by Eddy Damas
Nov 05 2016

Why are his words offensive to believers though? I could never understand that reasoning. God Can Do Whatever God Want To Do, especially when Sin is present. Anything touching the topic of Homosexuality is an abomination to God. Even a man putting on a woman’s clothing is an abomination. Should God not react? I guess it’s true that many Catholics just don’t read their Bibles, even the religion’s own priests. If they did perhaps they wouldn’t make such absurd and ridiculous statements!

An Italian priest has said the recent earthquakes that have shaken the country, killing hundreds and leaving tens of thousands homeless, were “divine punishment” for gay civil unions, earning the Vatican’s wrath.

Father Giovanni Cavalcoli, a theologian known for his hardline views, made the comments on October 30, the day central Italy was struck by a 6.6-magnitude quake — the most powerful to hit the country in 36 years — according to Italian media.

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© Provided by AFP Map of Italy showing zones most at risk of earthquakes.

It was the third major quake in the same region in just over two months.

Cavalcoli said on Radio Maria that the seismic shocks were “divine punishment” for “the offence to the family and the dignity of marriage, in particular through civil unions”.

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© Provided by AFP Hundreds of buildings were destroyed after Italy was struck by a 6.6-magnitude quake — the most powerful to hit the country in 36 years — on October 30

The radio station distanced itself from his views and late Friday the Vatican issued a stinging rebuke, saying the idea of a vengeful God was “a pagan vision” dating from “the pre-Christian era”.

Archbishop Angelo Becciu, number two in the Vatican’s powerful Secretariat of State, said Cavalcoli’s comments were “offensive to believers and disgraceful for non-believers”, in remarks reported by Italian media.

Becciu asked for forgiveness from quake victims and reminded them they had the “solidarity and support” of Pope Francis.

But Cavalcoli has refused to back down, insisting to another radio station that earthquakes are indeed caused by “the sins of man” and telling the Vatican to “read their catechism”.

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© Provided by AFP New Italy quake sows terror, devastates historic buildings

Legislation allowing gay civil unions in Italy only took effect last month, making it the last country in Western Europe to legally recognise same-sex relationships.

One final thought on todays post: Many people, including Christians are under the sad impression that God swiped Sodom and Gomorrah for sins that do not include sodomy/homosexuality. This is entirely false, as it were the threat of homosexuality was the very last straw before God’s ultimate wrath that saw the end of those two great cities: Just moments before the visiting angels told Lot to flee the city, the angels blinded the men knocking at Lot’s door. This appears to be the chief reason today why many Homosexuals either deny their sin, or deny God altogether: God has blinded them!

Here are the Bible verses that the Vatican, and other people simply choose to ignore:

Hebrews 13:1-5 (King James Version)

Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Romans 1:26-28 King James Version (KJV)

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Jude 1:5-8

I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

1 Timothy 1:8-11

But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

Mark 10:6-9

But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

1 Corinthians 7:2

Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

Romans 13:8-10

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

 

Clowns!

Christian Living, Encouragement, judging | Posted by Eddy Damas
Oct 04 2016

No doubt about it: clowns are scary! For some reason encountering a clown at a lone street corner under a street lamp at night, or even in an abandoned back alley during the day is something that a sane person doesn’t want happening to them.

I like circus clowns…. you remember the kind right? The ones that would come pouring out of the mini car inside of the circus ring. The ones that you would typically see only at the circus.

But clowns have gotten a bad rap lately. It’s not that they have committed anything that is not clown like…but come on…there’s something not funny about a clown carrying a machete around with them. Especially not in your neighborhood!

I remember watching the movie Killer Klowns from Out of Space. That’s when the creepy nest of clowns fell on me. Today whenever a clown is around I tend to watch them…more like stare at them…like a hawk does it’s dinner. If that clown makes any sudden moves, or even changes it’s facial features even slightly, or even if there is a maniacal laugh surrounding him/her/it…I tend to run…very fast.

Most young children tend not to like clowns at all…they start crying when a clown is around. I am not sure if this is a built-in reaction.

I can’t imagine God liking today’s clowns at all. Especially the ones that have no makeup, and yet their inwards are just pure evil, up to no good. This is a good reason to watch people…because not everyone you meet is going to turn out OK! Sooner or later they all disappear into their tents and come up with their makeup on.

Sometimes however, we may find a type of clown in a crowd…you know the type: the one that hides their true feelings with a smile instead of showing it with a frown. The kind that makes you feel better about yourself by encouraging you, even though they themselves are at the bottom of the totem pole, or deep in despair.

So maybe, just maybe a freakin’ clown isn’t such a bad omen at all!

I’d still watch where their hands are going though….

God still honors a fool when he delivers the Word of God no matter what he chooses to wear.

Men’s Eve

judging, Uncategorized | Posted by Eddy Damas
Oct 01 2016

I know most Christians don’t celebrate Halloween because of the witchcraft which it was supposedly associated with. I personally don’t believe that today’s Halloween has any resemblance to the Hallow’s Eve that many celebrated decades ago.

Why would I hold to my belief(s)? It’s simply a matter of time. Except for God of course: nothing today is the same as it was before we were born, or even afterwards. For instance: Gas is nowhere near 10 cents a gallon. Pompadours and poodle skirts are highly not in fashion, and there is a greater evil that is present every single day, not just on one evening out of the year.

Think about it if you will: the legend we have become so afraid of has it’s origins not in the past ‎early 20th Century…but actually much, much later..in fact Paganism has been around almost later than the old black and white TVs that our grandparents had. You know the ones: the TV’s that were around before cable. Modern day paganism could even have started earlier: say around the radio age.

The only problem is that we weren’t there…so none of us know what exactly pagans did to paganize something…or anything.

Let me give you an example: for many of us, Frankenstein was probably among the first monsters that we were introduced to in our youth. We probably first encountered it in a cheap movie theater back in the 50s. Yet the story itself of Frankenstein actually started back in 1818-1820. Of course, later on it made it’s debut as a stage play in 1826. while Universal’s Studio’s Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff debuted in 1931.

You can already discern where I am going with this. Halloween is now all about Special FX and  movies. Something that happened waaaay after the Paganism that most if not all Christians are familiar with today.

Now many Christians will disagree with me on my next point, due to everything they have been taught from some less than credible sources: but I’ve watched The Harry Potter movies and have actually enjoyed them. Yes, they are filled with perhaps man-made (Hollowood) signs of paganism: witches hats, spells, and monsters. The character Voldemort in fact looks suspiciously like Count Orlok.

All of this Halloweenish…is nothing but made up stories of man that has been passed down to us through the media. In fact, today it’s based on commercialism and not on paganism at all.

Yes, it’s very true that the Bible tells us to abstain from every form of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:22). But I object to the fact taking in a horror/monster movie is a form of evil. I also object to the fact that putting on a piece of cloth, or rubber/latex/makeup is a form of evil. If these things are truly evil, then women wearing makeup are exactly like evil clowns (as if there were any other kind)

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Evil only comes from within a person. Pharaoh was an ordinary looking man. Hitler was an ordinary man. BeyoncĂ© is more or less an ordinary looking woman. Obama is an ordinary looking man. Most likely if we were caught face to face with each individual today we would just see a man…not a monster. But each of these people has presented evil to the masses in their own unique way.

Now if we were to take October 31st, and actually use it as a night to sacrifice children, scare someone to death, worship the moon, or satan himself, then that would naturally be a sin. But when was the last time that you even meant, or saw satan in the flesh…enough so that you could mimic the devils appearance? After all, satan was one of God’s beautiful angels, wasn’t he? (Biblically in order to worship something, or someone it would take a lot more than dressing up as that something/someone else.)

I’ll say this contrary to enjoying Halloween: One of the things I don’t like about the celebration is the adult parties at the dance clubs…there’s way too much drunkenness, lewdness, and even sometimes barely there clothing. But such parties are only good for one or two years, after which you tend to mature away from such. That kind of atmosphere is…ghostly.

Speaking of ghosts….I find nothing to fear from a person who covers themselves in a white bedsheet. Except what would happen to them if they didn’t have holes in the sheets where their eyes could be. Ghosts can’t touch you, nor possess you. They certainly can’t kill you either! They may be able to talk to you, as was the case with Saul and the ghost…but when was the last time you heard a ghost speak?

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But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

 

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
One problem with emphasizing the appearance of evil is that it can make us slaves to the perceptions of others. There will always be someone who thinks that something you are doing is wrong, or that it looks wrong to him. So, rather than spending our time getting to know God and serving Him, we worry about the possibility that someone, somewhere, might misconstrue our actions. In the same letter that he wrote about avoiding evil, Paul wrote, “Just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts” (1 Thessalonians 2:4). Our goal is to live righteously before God, not to comply with others’ arbitrary standards of conduct.” (GotQuestions.com)

I’d like to hear your thoughts.

Please Stop The Killing! (My Stance on Abortion)

judging | Posted by Eddy Damas
Aug 18 2016

stop_the_killingLet me just say that I am not a political person. I do believe that abortion is severely wrong, and the women who go through with them just ain’t right in the head. Yes, to most people in the end it’s a quick, easy, and convenient.

But abortion is actually a response to being overly foolish. I understand that there are some extreme cases: like perhaps being sexually raped. You just can’t imagine that you would give birth to a baby in a situation like that.

But that’s not the real reason for having an abortion these days. The real reason is having sex without wanting a baby. Or having unprotected sex because it feels so much better.

For many women, and I can imagine couples, having a baby is a huge inconvenience. There’s just not enough time to take care of a baby with the daily demands of the job, or life itself.

So why even have sex in the first place? Or better yet, why not just snip it off, or close it down? After all, you know there is really not going to be a miracle baby born if you don’t have the “tools, bolts, and nuts.”

I’m well aware of the abortion statistics…and it’s sad. To me, and I hope I am not judging…that means that out of the 954,000 abortions taking place in 2014, 0 people had any brains to think that there are perhaps better alternatives…

like going through with the pregnancy and planning on giving up the baby for adoption.

Or perhaps dropping off the unwanted newborn infant to the nearest hospital.

This also leads me to think that people are getting really lazy! (No surprise there.)

For God’s sakes…there are mothers who deliberately either drown their babies in the toilet, or worse, dispose of them in the trash cans.

Really America??? Really?!!!!

That’s just plain sick! You don’t need an abortion clinic…you need a Psych Ward and a nice white leather jacket…with straps!

That’s my stance in a nutshell!

Abortion…it’s a choice. Abortion kills millions of lives daily. We need to stop killing precious lives. Both mothers and babies suffer.
Mothers suffer emotionally, mentally and physically.

If you know someone who is considering abortion.. please have them consider giving their baby up for adoption. Adoption is a blessing to many couples who cannot have children.

 

 

“DON’T JUDGE ME!!!”

Christian Living, Encouragement, judging | Posted by Eddy Damas
Jun 15 2016

How many times have you heard it?
Other variations…

“It’s not for us to judge!”
“Jesus said judge not!”
“You’re SOOO judgmental!”
“What people do behind closed doors is none of my business!”
“Grace covers all my sins – past, present and future!”
“Jesus sees me as perfect, so don’t condemn me!”

Well guess what?

All the above contradicts of what Scripture *actually* teaches.

But it is my personal observation that the people screaming “judge not!” really don’t know the Bible anyway.

“Judgment” has an ominous, sinister tone because the spiritually immature have made it sound like a cuss word.

Yet, judgment is absolutely essential – even desirable! – if we ever hope to see a world where evil is destroyed and goodness reigns.

Here’s the problem…

We live in a world system that reeks of tolerance and acceptance of every alternative lifestyle and preference.

If you don’t accept something, you get bullied into submission.

And, since the church system basically mirrors the world system, carnal Christians take on the same “anything goes” mentality – they just cover it up with some “don’t judge” whitewash that makes them look and sound oh-so-spiritual and loving and accepting and tolerant.

To all the “judge not” pseudo-believers, the Bible becomes a pesky little document that doesn’t really apply to them today.

I mean, what do you do with Noah and the Flood if you don’t believe in judgment?

How do you explain Sodom and Gomorrah?

The curses Israel suffered for disobeying the Law?

All the prophets who warned of God’s judgment on disobedient nations?

“That’s all Old Testament!”

O.K.

What about how Jesus hammered the scribes and Pharisees in Matthew 23 when He called them blind fools and snakes who would not escape the damnation of hell?

Oh, and what about the Early Church?

Ever hear of Ananias and Sapphira? Look what happened when they lied to the Holy Ghost.

How about the “brother” in Corinth who had to be turned over to satan?

Ever read where it says, “Judge yourself so you won’t be judged?”

Or, “The spiritual man judges all things?”

And the Book of Revelation? We’ll have to get rid of it because it’s 99% wrath and judgment.

Here’s the thing.

God is merciful and forgiving but that’s not ALL He is.

God is also holy and righteous.

God executes righteous judgment, and calls upon us to do the same.

Instead of sticking our heads in the sand, instead of adopting the “don’t judge me” mindset of the world, let’s go to Scripture and see what God says about it!

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