Government Courts Shouldn't Be Fairer than Christians!

Appropriate Ways to Judge False Christian Teachers

I recently had jury duty and the judge stressed the importance of keeping an open mind. He said we'd hear evidence from a number of sources, and we needed to hear all the evidence before forming an opinion (Proverbs 18:17).

This is a good principle for all of life.

I've read a plethora of articles written by Christians accusing Christian teachers, authors and pastors of things based on partial evidence--words or phrases taken out of context--without giving the accused opportunity to explain and without considering the majority of sound teaching from the individual. 

The accusers are often arrogant and sarcastic, mocking those they accuse and explaining what the accused "meant" by what he or she said. And thousands of well-meaning Christians pass along these "facts" without checking them out. 

When government courts are fairer than Christians, there's something terribly wrong.

Christians are commanded to treat others as we would want to be treated, not only in what we write and speak, but also in what we read and repeat (Luke 6:31).
We should judge Christian teachings (1 John 4:1), but we should do so in context, not explaining what people "meant" but what they said, giving the benefit of the doubt, without sarcasm or mockery, pointing out errors in the overall teaching of an individual, not a few phrases taken out of context.

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Appropriate Ways to Judge False Christian Teachers

1 comment:

  1. Amen! I have no clue why 'Christians' put effort in accusing other Christians, they are doing the work of the devil (who is the accuser of the brethren).
    MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and wishing you a fabulous blogging year!


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