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These Are The People We Are Called To Save

17 Jan

Jim West and his blog site is well-known for its judgmental and condemning nature, here are a couple of examples:

https://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/the-refuse-of-humanity/

A Tennessee man has been convicted of selling his children to a sex-film ring.

A federal jury convicted Thursday Ronnie Lee McCall, 60, of Johnson City on four counts related to the sexual exploitation of three of his daughters, including permitting a child in his custody and control to travel in interstate commerce to produce child pornography; production of child pornography; production of child pornography by a parent; and using a means of interstate commerce to induce a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity (child rape under Tennessee law).

Prosecutors said McCall’s daughters were 5, 11, 14 and 16 at the time. Prosecutors also said the man who allegedly had sexual contact with the underage girls and filmed the encounters committed suicide.

and

https://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/the-koch-brothers-need-to-go-to-prison/

The Koch Brothers Need to Go To Prison

For violating federal law.  But I suppose since they own so many in Congress, it’s unlikely they will ever be prosecuted.

These are the type of people that we believers are to love as Jesus loved, not condone their activities but lead them to repentance. These are the people we are to preach the gospel to, not the already converted. These are the people who need Jesus and they need to hear about him correctly with the attitude God wants us to bring to them. Not with the attitude we think we should bring but the one that is found correctly in scripture.

We are told not to judge, not to condemn but as Jesus did say,

But when Jesus heard this, He said, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.
While we do not forget the needs of those who are believers we are to treat unbelievers better than judging or condemning them. They are the ones who are deceived and in need of the light; they are the ones who are spiritually sick and in need of a spiritual doctor; they are the ones who are lost and in  need of the gospel. The Christian spiritual war is not an ‘us v. them’ mentality. It is one that demands compassion, understanding, wisdom, understanding and other good biblical characteristics.
We do not tell these people that they are okay and can be in the church or that they are misunderstood. We tell them the truth and let them know exactly where they stand and if they want to be in God’s kingdom then they need to repent of their sins and get right with God. What we do not do is insult, judge, condemn,toss away because they do not accept Christ right away or listen to us immediately.
Saving these people may take time and different acts of kindness, wisdom, good counsel and so on. But one thing is for sure we will not win people if we treat them like West does. We do not sin when reaching others for Christ.
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Posted by on January 17, 2016 in academics, Bible, church, comparative religions, controversial issues, faith, General Life, leadership, theology

 

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