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A reader sent us this note:
who has made a judge over this people? don’t u know satan is the accuser of brethren? There even a ???????? about u.
We know Satan is the accuser of the brethren, but apparently you don’t, Satan. That means your day of judgment is here.
As for those we expose, they aren’t brethren. They are your sons and brothers, not ours or Christ’s.
Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk
I considered that there can be some we’ve posted who are brethren in need of correction, but then I recalled the words of the Lord, “Who are My brothers and sisters and mother? They who do the will of My Father” (Matthew 12:47-50). All the people involved in men’s works and preaching false doctrine aren’t doing His will.
If God has given us to take the beam out of our eye, don’t we see clearly to remove the sliver in our brother’s eye, if he is a brother?
But countless professing believers condemn us as if we accuse brethren rather than judge them and expose the wicked. That’s because they’re doing the very thing they accuse us of doing – accusing those who truly are Christ’s brethren, doing the will of God. Jude wrote of these, and of our calling to declare their true state of enmity with God:
Jude 1:14-16 MKJV
(14) And Enoch, the seventh from Adam, also prophesied to these, saying, Behold, the Lord came with myriads of His saints,
(15) to do judgment against all, and to rebuke all the ungodly of them concerning all their ungodly works which they ungodly did, and concerning all the hard things ungodly sinners spoke against Him.
(16) These are murmurers, complainers, leading lives according to their lusts. And their mouth speaks proud things, admiring faces for the sake of gain.
Now, 1 Corinthians 5:12-13 says that God judges those that are without. So Jonah shouldn’t have gone to Nineveh? Isaiah, Jeremiah, and other prophets shouldn’t have prophesied against other nations? John the Baptist shouldn’t have said anything against Herod?
“Don’t judge according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment” (John 7:24 HNV).
Some more materials covering righteous judgment:
– February 8, 2012
Subject: From: Megan Doherty To: email@example.com Date: 11/22/2015 10:15 PM Hi there, After being inspired by a film with Todd White, I wanted to see if there were any skeptics out there who could prove my enthusiasm wrong. So I came across this website and was quite intrigued. I found myself going “Yes…Yes…So good..So right…This guy’s got his head screwed on right.. waaaait-“ .. “One of the biggest and worst lies ever told in manmade Christianity, one that John Piper subscribes to and teaches, is that there is a place of interminable torment and punishment for sinners.” I’m sorry sir, after reading through your page for last few hours (Yes. Hours.) you come across as very well read and educated on biblical truths. How do you see past this one? Revelation 21:8 Matthew 25:46 Psalm 9:17 2 Thessalonians 1:9 Matthew 13:50 Acts 2:27 Mark 9:43 Jude 1:7 Proverbs 15:24 Proverbs 23:14 Matthew 13:42 Matthew 25:41 Revelation 19:20 Proverbs 15:11 Matthew 16:19 2 Peter 2:4 Revelation 20:13 Matthew 10:28 Ezekiel 18:20 Yes. All verses pertaining to hell. Are you going to tell me that none of these were inspired and spoken by the Lord, and that they are just verses by mere carnal men? I honestly would never take this much time to try to argue a point that is so obviously and unmistakably wrong, but in most other areas, you and your “team” seem pretty intelligent. Except on this one. Tell me why I’m wrong. Thanks, Megan Subject: ...
From: Muketwa To: The Path of Truth Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2016 9:58 AM Subject: Christians attacking fellow christians Brother Victor, Calvary greetings in Jesus name. I do not have much to say, just that it surprises me: Why is it that most of the time, it is us christians who have this tendency of attacking fellow christians? We all get saved by God's grace and although the calling is the same i.e. the same commission, but we are called differently, anointed differently by the same God. Each person comes from a different background, u have to be in the other person's shoes to understand. Why do we always expect other christians to be exactly what we are or the way we are, otherwise God would have filled this earth with only Victors! This is really sickening, how does the world look at us? From my point view you are trying to tell the world that you are righteous/holy than thou! If you wrote to him and nothing changed, well you know where to find him, don't you? Speak to him in person, but don't expect everyone to be like you. Each person is unique, they preach differently, do things differently. Its only a problem if such a person is leading people away from Christ. My church records every sermon/event, if you attend the service you get/hear the message freely, but the recordings, one has to buy because those materials cost money to produce, its costs money to travel around etc. Let us not be judgemental for heaven's sake! ...
There is a common falsehood (among so many others) propagated in nominal Christendom. It goes like this: “We mustn’t ever judge anyone. God alone knows the heart and mind.”