Which of us would let a kid touch a hot stove?

I often hear people telling others not to judge, but when we tell a kid to stop reaching for something on a hot stove, are we not judging their behavior?

If a young kid is doing something that is dangerous, we tell them to stop. Do we hate the child? NO!  Are we judging them? YES! Refusing to stop them from doing something that could end in tragedy would be a HATEFUL act!

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I often hear people telling others not to judge, but when we tell a kid to stop reaching for something on a hot stove, are we not judging their behavior?

If a young kid is doing something that is dangerous, we tell them to stop. Do we hate the child? NO!  Are we judging them? YES! Refusing to stop them from doing something that could end in tragedy would be a HATEFUL act!

Most of God’s laws are written for the same reasons,  parents judge their kids on a regular basis. We don’t do it because we are hateful tyrants, we do it because we love them, and want them to have the best life possible.

Most of God’s rules have negative consequences here on earth if you fail to follow them, that can and should be acknowledged by non-Christians as well as Christians. The CDC has a section of their website that specifically covers the dangers to men who have sex with men.   Thanks to political correctness, many don’t even know that Aids is still a high risk for bisexual and gay men. According to the CDC,  Gay and bisexual men accounted for 82% (26,376) of new HIV diagnoses among all males aged 13 and older and 67% of the total new diagnoses in the United States.
82% of the people with this deadly disease are gay or bisexual, yet it is politically incorrect to warn them of the danger!!!! If we would just learn to follow the directions that our creator gave us, an unthinkable amount of premature deaths could have been avoided!

According to the Brookings Institute, there are three simple rules to escape poverty and enter the middle class.  Finish high school, get a full-time job and get married before having kids. Yet we continue to sexualize younger and younger children,  identify women by their sexual body parts, and parade them around as little pink hats! Yet if someone warns them of their impending danger, they are supposedly hateful and judgmental.  It’s like we are challenging them to touch that stove and get burned!

As tempting as it is to give up, we can’t God has told us to keep working for him until the day he comes back, and if you ask me I would say that some of us need to start putting in some overtime!

If you don’t have time to read the Bible, try listening to it.

Faith In Action-The Power Of the Tongue

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James 3:2-4

For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.

Read James Chapter 3 here

What I am about to say is simply the thoughts and opinions of one man, but to me, this is simply one of the most vivid and descriptive passages in all of God’s Word. As we have covered, James is teaching the point that one of the ways we illustrate Christian maturity is by learning to control our tongue. He has also made the point earlier…

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Whatever Happened to the LIVING GOD?

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Jeremiah 10:10
But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king:

 

Why is it when we speak or even quote from the Bible we are always speaking in the past tense? We speak of the God of old but really, He is never really presented as being here with us in the present tense.

The same is true with Jesus. We have God hidden away somewhere and when it comes to Jesus, Lord only knows but he’s never here with us and when His name is brought up His name is in the 3rd person.

So I’m not really even arguing the GOD IS DEAD thing, but that God is alive. And since God is alive, where have we hid Him?

Read more at: Whatever Happened to the LIVING GOD?

Faith In Action-Justified? By Works? – Truth in Palmyra


James 2:20-26 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers and had sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

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