5/1/19

"Christians DO NOT JUDGE OR PUNISH SIN (PERIOD)" and other things the world says to silence Christians


Ever since I became a Christian, people have been trying to make me be quiet, especially on this platform. I've gotten several rude comments that have been aiming to hurt and silence me, and I've gotten several emails telling me that I'm wrong and that I'm "selling my soul for righteousness" (what even??) and that I'm "going to hell".  I've even been compared to Hitler in an email. 

Now, I know that all of these people are bothered because they know I'm writing the truth and they don't like it, thus they are getting slowly more vicious with their words to try to stop me.

Well, to all of the people who have been trying to silence me:

Y'all failed. 

So attack me, attack me on everything. My looks, my intelligence, my Christianity, attack me. You cannot win, because I'm on the side that already has. 


That being said, I'm going to reply to this really unsound email I was sent on why I, as a Christian have no place to judge, and therefore shouldn't write posts about any of my convictions. 

Funny, that's the opposite of what the Bible says! 

I tried to ask this person what in the world they were trying to get at, but they never replied.
Anyways, they sent me this really lengthy email, so I'm going to only include the slightly coherent parts of it and responding to it (their email will be in pink).

"The gospel makes clear that man is not fit to judge the sins of his fellows. He is incapable of damnation and thus equally unable to punish sin. The death and resurection of Christ fulfill the last prophesy and bring a new covenant that ends Mosaic law. Christians DO NOT PUNISH SIN (PERIOD)"

Actually, the Bible makes the opposite clear. There are two types of judging, one we shouldn't do, and one we should. 

John 7:24 says: Judge not according to the appearance, but judge according to righteous judgment.

Christians shouldn't judge based on what a person looks like, James 2:1-7 talks about the sin of partiality, which is what this kind of judgment falls into. 

The second kind of judgment is what Christians are called to do, and ultimately I'm not the one judging them, the Bible is. James 2:12

1 Thessalonians 5:14 saysNow we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

Warn them that are unruly, if I see someone who is not obeying the Bible, I am called to warn them, if I do not call out brethren and people of the world who are going down the wrong path, I do not love them. I do not "judge" according to the world's standards because I hate others, but because I love them. 

Also, this is all under the New Law, and not the Mosiac Law, so it is valid indeed.

Now for the next part of this email:

"The words of Christ matter. (I agree!) Those who were asked if they believed on Him were looking in His eyes, not deciding whether or not they could trade belief in the unseen for everlasting life. Believing in Christ is believing His word - "Judge not lest ye be judged" Matthew said that "the Laws and the Prophets" (Mosaic law) would not pass away until the last prophesy was fulfilled. That time came when Christ died and was resurrected. Sin is punished no more by the faithful. Our law (Man's law) is meant to keep good order, not to right the wrongs of this World."

Since I already disproved their Mosaic Law part, by using re-enstated commands in the NT, I'm just going to tackle that verse that the world is going to use to excuse everything until the judgment day: "Judge not lest ye be judged" or "don't judge me, and don't call my sin sin!" 

But let's read the rest of that famous verse: 

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. -Matthew 7:1-5


This verse is saying, get rid of the sin in your life so you can help your brother get rid of theirs, it is not saying not to judge, it's saying don't be a hypocrite and judge while sinning as well.

Obviously, there are right and wrong ways to judge. Christians must speak truth in love (Eph 4:15). 

I remember this incident when I wasn't a Christian and wore short shorts and this girl came up to me and promptly told me that my shorts were unmodest and that I was sinning. 

No verses, no kindness, no trying to explain to me why I was wrong, simply, you're wrong, and you're a massive sinner, be ashamed.  

Obviously, that didn't go over well. She didn't give me any verses, she didn't try to study with me and show me how I was disobeying God. My heart towards the matter hadn't changed because I didn't have any reasons to. It wasn't edifying. This is the type of judgment we shouldn't give. 

“Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the authority which the Lord has given me for edification and not for destruction” (2 Corinthians 13:10).

Instead, we are to speak in love. We aren't here to condemn people, but to condemn sin. We aren't here to judge with personal opinions but to judge with scriptures. 

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge according to righteous judgment.-John 7:24 


I'm not trying to be controversial here, but if sticking up for my faith and speaking truth and the Bible is controversial, so be it. Label me controversial.





32 comments:

  1. *appears in a puff of smoke since she's supposed to be on hiatus*

    Speak the truth! Keep shining your light. And know that you have to speak what God is telling you. TBH, I don't agree with everything you say, but you aren't being hurtful or rude. Honestly, I can't even say you've been judging anyone since you've always made it clear people will have different convictions at different times. You've never made me feel like my beliefs are invalid because they are different. I wear shorts and dresses that fall just above my knees or are at my knees, and I don't see a problem with it, but we all have different beliefs and thats okay. You've never made it an issue. You've written posts presenting them as your beliefs, take it or leave it.

    So, don't let anyone get you down. Hitler was a man who was a racist and killed people because of it. I don't know how you, a Christian who loves everyone, and is only speaking your mind, are like Hitler. People are really lame if that's the best they can come up with.

    Don't let anyone douse the flame. <3 <3

    *disappears in a puff of smoke, returning to hiatus*

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    1. Thanks, Ivie! (I'm glad you crawled out of your hiatus for this, lol). >.<
      I try to be respectful to people when I'm writing posts on my views, but for some reason I'm still stepping on toes it seems.

      <33

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  2. First off - I love the semi-changed look of the blog!

    Second - you were compared to HITLER?? I have a really difficult time understanding that comparison....

    Third - great post! I tried writing out my thoughts, but it’s virtually this post. XD

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    1. Thank you!

      Yep, it was along the lines of "Hitler believed he was doing right just like you do", it was a very odd comparison.

      Thanks for your support! <3

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    2. You said someone was comparing you to Hitler. Saying "Hitler believed he was doing right just like you do" doesn't mean they are comparing you to Hitler. It just means that even Hitler thought what he was doing was right. Now that comment wasn't the nicest but you don't need to make it seem like someone was saying "You are like Hitler. You are evil like Hitler." They were just saying that lots of people think what they are doing is right and most of the time it's not. Just because someone says something is okay or right doesn't mean it is. I'm not trying to take sides I'm just saying don't take what someone says in a different way than it was meant.

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    3. Normally I would agree with you, but his person has been commenting mean comments on several of my posts, he’s insulted me several times (one of his comments is up on my dancing post). He meant the Hitler remark in the worse way possible because he truly has nothing but bitterness and contempt for me which he has made clear by calling me brainless, ugly, worthless, fat, and following in the steps of men like hitler.

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  3. That's really sad that you've been getting all this backlash. Of course, I don't expect the world will ever stop lashing out against the truth, since there is so much sin left. We just don't like to hear that we're wrong, even when it's spoken in love.

    (Also, what do you mean by New Law?)

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    1. Thanks, Julian. <3

      The New Law is Jesus's Law, The old testament or Mosaic law was fulfilled when Jesus died on the cross. The Mosaic Law excluded Gentiles, Exodus 34:27, John 1:17, and the new one included them Eph 2:13-16, Eph 2:13-16.

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  4. I just can't believe people are sending you these sort of emails, and giving you so much hate?? Like why even???? Fills me with righteous anger, and I just want to go out there and shake some sense and love into these people's crazy heads.

    But your reply is on point! Very, very, very good!

    keturahskorner.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Keturah! It's sad because I suddenly am more paranoid to post pictures of my family, friends, or I, because these people are upset and insane it seems.

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  5. *huge round of applause*

    YOU GO GIRL

    In my Bible study this morning (this week we're doing that famous Romans 8:31-39 passage), we specifically looked at Romans 8:31-32 and just a great reminder that goes (in my opinion) with this amazing post is the end of verse 31 which says "If God is for us, who is against us?"

    Keep doing your amazing work girl. You are an inspiration.

    ~Ceci <3

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  6. Keep being a light for Christ! There will always be opposition to the truth in the world. You have definitely encouraged and challenged me with your words.

    "If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified...Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter." ~ 1 Peter 4:14,16

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    1. Thank you! And I'm glad to know my posts are helpful to you. <3

      Love that verse. <3

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  7. Last time I checked, we are granted freedom of speech in the first amendment. We are also called to extend charity towards everyone, not just the people that agree with us. I'm honestly astounded by the ridiculous backlash you're getting for simply stating your views. I'd laugh about the idiocy of comparing a teenage blogger to Hitler if it wasn't so bizarre and hurtful. The people who send these messages are exhibiting pure hypocrisy and are hindering rather than encouraging any return to faith and morals. Jesus did not look down from the cross and damn those who wronged Him. He forgave them and still loved them. Maybe these self-proclaimed "models of Christian virtue" should model their lives after the One they claim to follow.
    I applaud your tenacity and grace, Gray! Keep pursuing truth no matter how many people try to tear you down! <3 <3 <3

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    1. Last time I checked that was true as well. :/

      Thank you for your encouraging comment!

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  8. Good points! And I pray people will see the light. Most people who have problems with others is because they have problems. Xoxox

    astorydetective.blogspot.com

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  9. Gray, you are so amazing. All of these people are just giving you hate and you are responding with love. You are such a role model, and I look up to you! <3

    I absolutely love how you said this: "You cannot win, because I'm on the side that already has." Keep on with what you believe! *hugs*

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, they mean a lot. <33

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  10. Now there is the proper way to heap coals on your enemies head - a loving caution filled with charity. After all, it's a terrible sin to let our bretheren persist in evil, and so I applaud you dear friend.

    Remember, if you are down - there are many friends in Heaven, included our One True Friend :)

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  11. Your willingness to put yourself out there, be real about your feelings and situations, and to stand up for your faith is so inspiring to me.

    Not many people are bold enough to stick up for their faith and risk getting emails such as you have been getting. It must be really, really tough to read such hurtful things.

    Seriously?! You were compared to Hitler of all people?! Wow. I... I can't believe that. I'm flabbergasted. That's awful.

    Just remember there are so many of us who love you, Gray! You're a lovely human being and Christian.

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    1. Aww, thank you, Kendra! It means the world to read your encouraging words. <33

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  12. I don't understand why they would attack you like that, simply for stating your beliefs. My goodness, your supposed to stand for things or else you fall for anything.
    Love how you dealt with this. Stay Strong! <3

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  13. All of these terrible people who have "attacked" you and in fact just one. Me. I'll make 2 observations about it.

    One, I'm in the best of good company in that you've taken both my words and those of the disciples out of context.

    Two, I appear to be living rent free somewhere between your ears. Ah well! At least there's plenty of room in here!

    Now don't be such a coward. Leave my comment up for once.

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    1. Oh, so you are owning up for the really nasty anonymous comment on my dancing post? I would say thanks, but for that comment? I'd rather not, even for the sake of being sarcastic.

      1. I didn't take your words out of context at all, I left them in order. I did take the insults out however because I felt like that would have cast an even worse light on you.

      2. Leaving more insults won't make me be quiet.

      Now don't be such a coward and stop stalking teenage girl's blogs and leaving your cryptic comments. I don't know whether to be creeped out by this predatory behavior or to pity the bitter old man hiding behind the screen of his computer.

      Nevertheless, I will be praying for you still even though your comments have come from nothing but from a place of bitterness and hate.

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  14. It makes me sick to read that people have been slapping you down. And seeing that dude's comment on your dance post, plus right here above mine makes me want to hunt him/her down and beat them on the head with a Bible. Which is absolutely the wrong thing to do, but you know...they're being very unkind to you!!!

    I am proud of you for your answers to them, and I just lift you up in prayer and in virtual support on here. You are so strong to share your opinions, even though you are being slapped down for it. You truly have a heart of gold!! <3333 Thank you for this post, and I just pray your words will hit home for these haters!!

    ~ Lily Cat (Boots) | lilycatscountrygirlconfessions.blogspot.com

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    1. I know for a fact that I'm not the first blogger he's stalked, I've seen mean comments of his on a friend's blog as well, it's scary that some people take the time to do stuff like this, but it happens.

      Thank you for your support. <333

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  15. "You cannot win, because I'm on the side that already has."

    YES GIRL. Love that.

    It's so important to keep a balance of loving/judging. It's absolutely vital to love people, and I think that has to drive everything else that we do or say to them. But we can't JUST love them and hope that that's enough; sometimes we have to be raw and honest and point out their sin. But we still have to use love when doing that.

    Great post, Gray. Keep standing strong. <3

    theonesthatreallymatter.blogspot.com

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Hi, wonderful human bean.
I am so happy that you took time out of your day to share your thoughts with me! :)
But please,
• Be kind • Be respectful • No swearing •
I will do my best to reply!