Christians Cannot Judge?

A favorite “quip” and “accusation” now among unbelievers and liberal thinkers of today is “A Christian is not to judge!” “How can you call yourself a Christian and judge me?” All this is being directed at the Christian with “judgmental” undertones strangely enough.
Well let’s read what the Word of God has to say about “judging”.

When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life!
The Apostle Paul
1 Corr 6:1-3

And I know that the critics and certain readers are going to say “Well YOU are seeming to be hypocritical as you see me “judge” Buddhism, Catholicism etc. So why is that okay? Read 1 Thess 5:21

21 But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;

We must make judgments based on absolutes and today’s moral relativism simply does not hold up to Biblical scrutiny. Paul judged the Galatians; read Galatians 3:1

1 You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?

Directly from the Words of Jesus; John 7:24
24 “Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”

I will end with what I believe to be the linchpin of Christian Apologetics, and you will find it in the scriptures in the first Book of Peter; 1 Peter 3: 15

15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

God Bless

Brian Mason

What Is So Great About Buddhism? A Brief Comparison between Buddhism and Christianity

– Buddhism says God is not important – Christianity says that not only is God important and vital, the Christian God is “knowable” and can be “enjoyed”

– Buddhist writings have been adulterated with legends and embellishments – The Christian teachings in the Holy Bible have been preserved by the inspired Word of God

– Buddhism teaches that works are required to fulfill its end – Christianity teaches that Christians are saved by God’s Grace and not personal works

– Buddhism offers a “State of Nothingness” Nirvana – Christianity offers eternal life in the presence of God

– Buddhism states there is no forgiveness of sin, only future lives of suffering through reincarnation – Christianity offers forgiveness of sins and full Justification before the Almighty God

– Buddha had never claimed to be God or perform miracles – However Jesus Christ (Messiah) DID claim to be God and performed verifiable miracles

– The remains of the Buddhist founder are located at the base of the Himalaya Mountains in Kusinara – Jesus Christ is alive and at the right hand of the Holy Father

The Lord said: Galatians 3:3
“Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?

Ephesians 2:8-9

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.”

Philippians 2:13

“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”

I believe that Buddhism is a direct path to Hell! Strongly put indeed. What is the desire in striving by “works” to achieve “nothingness”? Why not accept a beautiful gift offered by Jesus Christ, a gift that offers forgiveness and eternal life in Heaven? The Buddhist religion offers death disguised as an “unselfish” form of “suffering”. I would suggest that an eternity in Hellfire will certainly offer the Buddhist follower “suffering”! Again strong words…

God Bless

Brian Mason