Mary Renee - posted on 01/12/2011 ( 245 moms have responded )
Yesterday I recieved a card from an aunt of mine. While I was pregnant with my daughter she refused to acknowledge it even when I was 6 months pregnant and at her home for Christmas dinner. While she didn't say anything directly to me, she let my mother know that she couldn't see my daughter as a blessing - since she was being born out of wedlock.
The card she sent said that she recieved my Christmas card and the three of us looked precious. Then she wrote "John 14:15." Then she wrote a website of an online bible so I could look up what the bible verse meant.
I decided to look up a few bible verses of my own, and I thought I'd go ahead and put them here for anyone to use as a reference when their lifestyle, situation, or sexuality are being judged.
"Do not judge, or you too will be judged"
"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven."
"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?"
"If any of you are without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."
"You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgement do the same things."
"You, then, why do you judge your brother? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat."
"Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way."
1 Corinthians 4:5
"Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his PRAISE from God."
**I like how it says "PRAISE" not "eternal damnation"**
"My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry"
"Don't speak evil against each other, dear brothers and sisters. If you criticize and judge each other, then you are criticizing and judging God's law. But your job is to obey the law, not to judge where it applies to you."
"Judge not - any man without full, clear, certain knowledge, without absolute necessity, without tender love"
So the loud angry righteousness some bible thumpers have when it comes to condemning people for their lifestyle, their choice in partner, their families, their sexuality, or a woman's right to chose.... is actually a perfect example of hypocricy. Just thought I'd go ahead and throw that out there.