I’ve been meaning to write this one for a long time. I’ll keep it short and to the point. “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”
Those would be frightful words to hear from Jesus on the last day. We find them here:
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’”
We can take this as a call to be “fruit inspectors” in a way. These words of Jesus point to a way to recognize false teachers, or rather false prophets, in our midst. They also serve as a warning to us.
Today is Martin Luther King Day. As a Civil Rights icon, I suppose he might deserve the world’s accolades. As a purported Christian, I don’t really know.
It’s January 1, 2020 AD according to the Gregorian Calendar. As usual people are posting resolutions for the new year and reflections on the previous year. I suppose I’m not that much different.
I know that sounds cruel. But, if she died a Christian why would she want to come back to this world? She’s with Jesus now.
A “meme” that has been going around the Internet for a few years can be summed up as “Don’t judge me because I sin differently than you do.” The idea being, presumably, that if we call a particular behavior a sin we are being hypocritical because we ourselves are sinners. After all, Jesus warned against hypocritical judgment when he told us to take the plank out of our eye before we try to take the splinter out of our brother’s eye. Read more