Thursday, April 23, 2009

The most judgmental people

(Editor’s note: This was written by John Inman’s step-daughter, Ora Linville. He agreed with it and hopes you enjoy it.)

Why is it that the most judgmental people on earth are Christians? Why is it that even though Christians sing about God's amazing grace, they somehow can't show grace to other people? Why do they delight in casting stones at those who they feel are less holy than they are? What makes them think that they have the right to judge?

This is nothing new; the Bible is full of examples of this very thing. Every time the "judge" is condemned for judging others. Every time there is a reminder that no one is perfect and no one has the right to judge anyone else. Yet, still, those Christians who pride themselves in the knowledge of the Bible, are the worst when it comes to casting judgment on others.

It's no wonder that those who aren't Christians see Christians as being hypocrites. It's no wonder that people would rather take their troubles to a bar than to a church. And you know what? We judge them for that! It's high time that all Christians take a long look at those around them that they have been judging and realize that those people are no worse than they are. "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 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?"

Matthew 7:1-3

8 Comments:

At April 23, 2009 at 3:56 PM , Blogger Chuck Hudlow said...

It just goes to show you that everyone can have an opinion. It's my opinion that atheists are the most judgemental. But if I were to say that, I'd be judgemental, wouldn't I? I guess that would prove that I was a Christian.

 
At April 23, 2009 at 5:20 PM , Blogger Bill Hinds said...

I believe that judgemental people are imature people. It takes time for all of us to mature. Growing old does not mean a person is mature. A person's behavior will show if a person is mature.

 
At April 24, 2009 at 1:28 AM , Blogger Glen Lazalier said...

Not to offend, but that is a very judgmental essay. Does the author include herself in the group of judgmental people? To cast all Christians who know the Bible best as being the most judgmental is highly suspect.

 
At April 24, 2009 at 1:28 AM , Blogger Glen Lazalier said...

Not to offend, but that is a very judgmental essay. Does the author include herself in the group of judgmental people? To cast all Christians who know the Bible best as being the most judgmental is highly suspect.

 
At April 25, 2009 at 11:24 AM , Blogger colin said...

Ora would probably include me in the judging group and I know I should do better but the Christians I run with are the most caring and gracious people that can be found. Give them a chance to do good and they get after it no matter who the recipient may be. I would add this thought too; "just because someone claims the label of CHRISTIAN does not mean that are ChristLike which is what a Christian is".

 
At April 25, 2009 at 11:57 AM , Blogger Bill Hinds said...

Amen, Colin, ya said it good.

 
At April 25, 2009 at 8:36 PM , Blogger Glen Lazalier said...

Please review I Corinthians, Chapter 5, particularly verses 4,5, and 12 along with Chapter 6:1-6.

 
At April 26, 2009 at 4:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like our minister tells us, we are all sinners. But, I believe most Christians strive to be better. - Jim Patterson

 

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