“Do Not Judge.” What Jesus Really Meant

One thing I learned from my post about Bruce Jenner going viral is that Matthew 7:1, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged,” is the favorite Bible verse of many. I also think it might be one of the most grossly misunderstood and abused verses. This led me to do a little research on it and hear what some respected Bible scholars have to say. I found this article by Sam Storms to extremely helpful and clarifying so I thought I would share.

http://www.samstorms.com/all-articles/post/matthew-7:1-6

As he says, the misunderstanding mostly stems from relativistic thought that has pervaded the American psyche. “To their way of thinking, this verse demands that we never exercise ethical discernment in our evaluation of others, indeed that we never evaluate others at all. We are told we must always manifest complete and uncritical tolerance toward every conceivable lifestyle or belief.” -Sam Storms  But this is completely contrary to the immediate context of the verse and the teaching of the Bible as a whole.

Moreover, it is completely absurd and contradictory. We hold this command not to judge as a standard for all and cry “foul” when it is broken. Yet, in so doing, we abandon our relativistic ways for an absolute standard by which to judge others. You see, none of us really live by relativism. We preach tolerance and subjectivity, but we live by absolutes.

What this verse really prohibits is self-righteousness where we see ourselves as sinless and others as sinful and therefore set ourselves as arbiters of justice and condemnation. We all have this self-righteousness in us. None of us has completely pure hearts. Christ is the model of which we all fall short. He boldly told people their sins, but then forgave them unconditionally, not blessing them to continue on sinning, but freeing them to “Go and sin no more.” I pray that as I grow in Christ, He will remove the dross from the silver that I may be more like Him: perfectly loving and perfectly truthful.

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45 thoughts on ““Do Not Judge.” What Jesus Really Meant

  1. ilaangelina says:

    I wanted to say, I first found your blog through your Bruce Jenner is not a hero post, it is well-written and shows a true and honest Christian perspective. I’ve read and have shared a few of your other posts that I think are very good. Even though your post about Jenner went viral, it’s disappointing that so many of your other posts seemed to go unnoticed even though they are really good posts, keep up the good work, you’re an amazing writer!

  2. ottsiii says:

    What I find amazing is that this is what you took away from the whole experience. Another way to tell people how they are doing it wrong and you are doing it right.

    My advice is to just stop. Let it go and move on to something else. You have beat Caitlyn Jenner up enough and are still being hateful by refusing to call her by her name.

    Know when to say when.

    • JW says:

      This post actually has nothing to do with Caitlyn. Her last post re: Jenner made her think of a point about something in the Bible often taken out of context that she wanted to address, and did so, only mentioning Caitlyn in the fact that it was the comments on that post that is bringing her to talk about this.

    • Did you even read the link? Fantastic piece whether you agree or not. Reading other people’s opinions is part of a) Loving others and b) Being open-minded, which by your comment I’m sure you promote. And I can pretty much guarantee that Emily (OP) could not care less about “your advice”.

    • greatmom55 says:

      Suppose all of the posters on these numerous blogs — including the author — used all of that writing time to mentor a child, feed the homeless, rescue an abused animal. Hmmm…. Yet the author thinks she’s making the world a better place by telling everybody else how to live and/or why they’re going to hell. Sad and sadder.

      • IHiJump says:

        Wow. So you must really know a lot about Emily, and everyone else here, right?

      • chrisanthemum7 says:

        You’re being flippant about hell. If it is indeed a real place, this is exactly where she needs to be placing her energy. Worry about your sanctimonious deeds, and she will continue to save souls from eternal damnation. It takes a village!

      • greatmom55 says:

        Awfully testy replies for supposed Christians. 🙂 Have a great day!!

  3. Reblogged this on sewscrapmuse and commented:
    Key learning for me: What this verse really prohibits is self-righteousness where we see ourselves as sinless and others as sinful and therefore set ourselves as arbiters of justice and condemnation.

  4. Lucy says:

    I love your boldness! I am a new follower. You have inspired encouraged me to study my Holy word even more. A great sermon on this topic is from a favorite pastor of mine. It coincides with what you are saying it prohibits self-righteousness. Keep obeying God. http://ncommandments.org/judge-not/

  5. You’ve definitely gained a new follower here. Ignore the negativity. You inspired me to write my own post about this which I posted today, however, when you posted this article containing the link to Sam Storm’s piece, I pulled my post to update it after considering his views. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Rodney says:

    the best way to look at this one, in my opinion, could not have been said better than this:
    ‘Do not judge thy neighbour, (says he,) until thou comest into his place.”

    ‘It would be well, if persons subject to a censorious spirit, would put themselves in the case and circumstances the persons are in they judge; and then consider, what judgment they would choose others should pass on them. The argument Christ uses to dissuade from this evil, which the Jews were very prone to, is, “that ye be not judged”; meaning, either by men, for such censorious persons rarely have the good will of their fellow creatures, but are commonly repaid in the same way; or else by God, which will be the most awful and tremendous: for such persons take upon them the place of God, usurp his prerogative, as if they knew the hearts and states of men; and therefore will have judgment without mercy at the hands of God’.
    in other words, maybe, just maybe you could have done a little research prior to your blog post about Caitlin Jenner and others who face not only the struggle of being someone totally different than what they see in the mirror, but also the harshness they face from society because of that struggle. All this talk about “God doesn’t make mistakes”. the only thing that you hear is, ” God made him a man, not a woman”. Maybe this is true, maybe God didn’t make a mistake. Maybe, just maybe this was a test for Caitlin, just to see how strong she was and to see if she had the strength to become what God made her. Besides, the body is but a vessel. The soul is what matters. Maybe God put the soul of Caitlin in the body of Bruce as a test to see just how strong her soul is. So far, she has proven her soul to be stronger than yours and anyone on your blog that agrees with you. My favorite part of the passage above is the first sentence, ‘It would be well, if persons subject to a censorious spirit, would put themselves in the case and circumstances the persons are in they judge; and then consider, what judgment they would choose others should pass on them’. put yourself in Caitlin’s shoes. Would you be able to do what she has done? Would you pass the test? How would you feel to be treated the same way that you have treated her?

    • Rodney, while your take on Jesus’ admonition against judging is interesting, I think you’ll find that if you read the entire passage in context, it becomes clear that Jesus was actually advising against hypocrisy. Further, in I Corinthians 5:12 – 13 you’ll read: What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside. Expel the wicked man from among you.

      As Christians we have no business in the affairs of non-Christians, we are commanded, however to not only avoid sinful behavior in ourselves, but to exhort our brothers and sisters in the church to do the same.

    • JEM says:

      “THE BODY IS BUT A VESSEL You put your finger on the mistake at the heart of transgenderism’s confusions. The soul is the life of the body, the body is the form of the soul. A man is an animal rationale, his physical body being the form of a rational soul. My body IS me, and orthodox Christian belief is that though worms devour this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God (Job). The soul and body are one person, made in God’s image.

      • Jonnie says:

        Its a shame that anti Christian bigotry and twisted Leftwing Political Correctness has so befuddled Western Ciatvization….ihlt it cant unite and present a unified front against Islam.

  7. Vanessa Cherie says:

    I felt the very first post was a bit self righteous, which is why so many people commented. If you had stopped, thought, prayed, and looked up scripture like you did in the last two posts you may have avoided so much controversy. I’m glad you’ve grown over the last few days alone. It’s good to be conscious of yourself. You did nothing wrong. Hope for the best for you in your walk.

  8. Vanessa Cherie says:

    I understand calling people out on their sins but you didn’t know Bruce personally so the first post didn’t seem like a genuine gesture to reach out and pray for him, to be honest. If it was, I really don’t think so many people would have reacted. Glad you took some time to seek out the Word in a real, personal way.

    • ilaangelina says:

      I disagree, in I don’t think it matters how “sweet” she could have typed her response to the Bruce Jenner topic, her opinion on it is not popular with the society we live in, so she would have received backlash either way. People often forget that Jesus received a lot of backlash for speaking the truth, in fact, he was crucified for it.

      • Anon says:

        Bruce Jenner is facing a lot of backlash for living his truth and the author of this post is facing a lot of backlash for her opinion on a subject matter, which she has little to no education about, colored by the moral authority of a book that never condemned slavery. Hmmm…a little different, don’t you think?

        Let’s not compare the hate the author of this post receives to the crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus questioned his faith and the way it was being practiced, resulting in a reformation and entirely new faith. The author of this post is justifying her beliefs. The author of the post is more like the Roman empire that crucified Jesus for his rebellious nature.

        But then again that’s just an my opinion, just like your interpretation of the Bible is simply an opinion. But let’s be honest, some opinions just make more logical sense than the others. The Bible is full of contradictory information, so I question it as the moral authority…seems like the logical think to do.

      • ilaangelina says:

        Your reference to slavery is a miss understanding, mankind, because of the sinful nature of his heart used the word of God to try and justify a want of the flesh. Slavery was a consequence of that evil after man’s fall. Slavery, was not a command of God. Also, Jesus Christ was crucified for telling the truth, it is also referenced in scripture that those that follow Christ will indeed suffer the same hate and contempt he did. As I stated, the world is in rebellion against the word of God because it does not like God’s moral Standard, period. You, I believe do not like God’s moral Standard, that would be why you are attempting to discredit and cast doubt on the Bible.

      • Anon says:

        Actually fact is fact and Bible never condemned slavery, even the New Testament. You would think that would be one of the clearest messages from a loving God? Also let me clarify what you just said…your so called all-loving and all-knowing God punished the rest of with slavery because of the sin of Adam? Your God is not just in my eyes then, and this sentiment that slavery is a consequence is cruel. I will never belittle myself to accept such nonsense.

        Why should I be punished for Adam’s mistake? Not to mention, the creation story should not be taken literally because of this little thing called evolution. We actually evolved from apes, so I question Adam’s original sin, and if creationism is mean to be metaphorical then I believe you and your faith need to spend a lot of time reevaluating the message. Also, please do not try to say evolution is a just a theory. There is a really very distinction that needs to be made between scientific theory and our normal definition of theory, which is often conflated with hypothesis. I suggest you google the difference if you are a creationist. If you are not, good for you for being open to a metaphorical understanding of the words of the Bible.

        Also let me give you more insight into the slavery issue, which was my original focus. The bible says “And that slave, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.” (Luke 12:47). Your bible never denounced servitude, incorporating the master-slave relationship into many of his parables…which had many historical consequences. Explain to me why Jesus did not outright condemn slavery? I think God himself, would be intelligent enough to do that? And saying that it is all part of God’s master plan and his mystery is not an answer, it is a scapegoat, because you have no real answer.

        Ultimately, yes I do not like the moral standard that your God presents. It is full of contradiction and the idea that a loving God would doom any of his children to an entirety in hell, appalls me. The idea that I am more forgiving and less judgmental than your God(ie. homosexuality, pre-marital sex), who punishes people so severely, begs the question how loving can he/she really be?
        The idea that God needed a human sacrifice appalls me. It is sadistic and unloving and whatever justification you want to use to retort my analysis does not make you right, it means you are very good at cherrypicking….pHD worthy.

        I have gone to a Catholic High School and Jesuit University. I have had countless religious courses on Christianity and Catholicism and I am not claiming to be any sort of expert, but I do think I have enough of an education on the faith to have formed some opinion on the subject matter. It seems the Church is becoming much more open-minded, however my critical analysis is that this open-mindedness should not have taken so damn long…and I hold those who refuse to critically analyze their faith should be held responsible for this. Slavery was in fact justified by what was written in the Bible…and religious people of the past need to be held accountable for that.

        I do not blame Jesus for this, because for the time he lived in, Jesus was a heroic figure. In today’s age, I would question some of his decisions. However, he was far wiser than those who lived amongst. Ultimately, fervently believing in a book, written more than 2000 years ago, without critical analysis of its’ content and studying many other subjects in, beyond the bible, is self-involved and self-limiting. It holds our progression as society back. You and your religious tradition should bear in mind the consequences your Bible held for society in the past, the present, and will hold for it in the future. I really am not trying to judge or attack your faith, but rather perhaps help offer a critical analysis of it and help you realize the really very consequences that religion leads too…

      • ilaangelina says:

        Parable- A simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson.
        The scripture you referenced is a teaching about Jesus’s return to his people, believers such as myself. In this parable Jesus is the master and his followers are his servants, while he is away as his servants we must be about doing his will, spreading the Gospel of salvation and remain alert and ready for his return. Should we slack off, and not be about doing his will his servants are in danger of a harsher punishment because we did not do his will which we very well knew. Those servants who went about in ignorance of God’s will, will suffer a lighter punishment because they did not know better. In short, this scripture is illustrating the severity of being unfaithful to God. When you reference scripture it is helpful to provide several verses before and several verse after in order for the full understanding of what is being said, you did not do that here. Now, let’s focus on God’s moral standards, yes his moral standards are extremely high, because he is a Holy and Righteous God. He’s so Holy in fact he cannot and will not tolerate sin, look at what sin has done in the world, I can understand why he would not tolerate it. Therefore all who sin are in line to incur his wrath, but God is and has always been a God of love, so he made a plan to reconcile his creation back to his self. Jesus Christ became his plan to take the punishment of all man’s sin, and through accepting the blood of Christ his creation is now able to come into his presence without incurring his wrath, because remember, God is a Holy God that will not tolerate sin, God cannot because he is unchanging. Believe me, you are not more forgiving than God all mighty, there are none equal to God. Before I became a believer I was in danger of that place known as hell, I am spared because I have accepted Jesus Christ as my lord and saviour. And as a believer in all things I access God’s word and his character because I have a personal relationship with him. God is not an abstract thought to me, he is personal because I am a believer. To you, as an unbeliever I would suggest you look to scripture to access the character of who God really is, because hell is indeed a place you don’t want to go. Hell, as I’ve heard it, is a place that is void of God’s presence, a place for those who do not want to have anything to do with a Loving, Holy, Righteous, Just, and all mighty God.

      • Hanna says:

        Exactly the parables are stories, open to interpretation…key point interpretation. Nobody can 100% known what the message is behind these stories. I admit I cherry-picked that verse, but that does not negate the fact that slavery was not denounced time in and time again. I believe the Bible should be read in a larger context, but that does not negate the fact that the Bible never denounced slavery. A book which you claim should be credited with being the authority on morality never condemns slavery. It never openly says do not own slaves, in a time where slavery was clearly a huge issue.

        The verse below…it encourages slavery and it refers to ‘earthly’ masters, not God.

        Ephesians 6:5-9
        5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. 6 Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people,8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.
        9 And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.

        Again the slave-master relationship is acknowledged, but not denounced. No denying that. We see it demonstrated throughout the Bible, with the parables and in the larger context. We can look at a larger context, but the fact is slavery, one of the most immoral acts that our society is guilty of, was not outright condemned in a book you expect me to belief as 100% moral authority. That is laughable. Now if you are willing to accept the flaws of the Bible we could perhaps have a civil discussion about how Christianity can progress as a faith, but it clear you wish to openly ignore the past and present demons of your religious tradition.

        I guess for you and your God the more pressing issues is figuring out how to keep the torches of hell lit for entirety, killing the homosexuals, humiliating the transgenders, and of course the caging the disobedient nonbelievers. I question how you believe him/her not to be a sadist at this point. That is laughable and irrational.

        Also, I am not claiming to be more forgiving or loving than God, just your version of God. I have my own version of God and you have your version, who horrifies me. I don’t believe any punishment is worthy of letting an individual rot in hell for entirety, but apparently your God does….so at the very least I seem to be more compassionate than your God.

        To be honest I rather rot in hell for entirety than be slave to psychopathic God you describe to me. Maybe he should not have created sin in the first place…

        At this point, you have proven your inability use logic or history to back up your claims, but simply soil your claims with your beliefs, which I am not very interested in knowing anymore. I cannot waste any more time, and wish you good luck with your life and your faith. Let’s agree that we very much disagree.

      • Vanessa Cherie says:

        But He showed love to people like Bruce Jenner. Jesus would have been backlashed for being friends with him so that is why I’m on BJ’s side. I’m not against this article. I’m against hate. There are so many more commands of love in the Bible and yet she chose to criticize. You know who Jesus criticized in the Bible? Jews. Religious people. HER. Us. You. Because us as Christians are no BETTER than Bruce Jenner. I love what Jesus loves and He loves Bruce Jenner. He actually spoke truth to religious teachers and showed love to sinners. I don’t think you realize the Gospel is for Bruce Jenner and Jesus would actually be speaking scripture to us as Christians on how to love better. It’s not popular to love Bruce Jenner. If you ask me the person who wrote this article is getting popular.

      • ilaangelina says:

        I never said the gospel wasn’t for Bruce, but when you are a true follower of Jesus you lay down your life so that you may find it. You don’t walk with Jesus but openly love and bask in your sin, it speaks of that in scripture slso. I’m for the Bible from the first Page Til the last, there Is A lot more to the Bible than A few choice verses.

      • Vanessa Cherie says:

        We don’t know each other in person so I understand why over the internet we may not find common ground but I assure you I do not pick and choose the Gospel. I just think there are a lot more issues to look at before caring about BJ. Like, the divorce rate among Christians are 50%. I don’t think being “gay is okay”. I just think we need a better approach to reaching the LGBT community. It’s not that Emily wasn’t speaking truth and yes, she should not sugar coat. I just feel like the church is known for what we are against rather than what we are for. I do think BJ is another celeb getting too much attention. I care more about social injustice in India than I do about BJ but while I’m still a Christian in America, I have to disagree with the approach to BJ. I would rather sit down with him over coffee and lead him to Jesus and let God work on his heart than talk about why he’s a sinner. I’m a sinner, too. Write about me. You have my wordpress if you ever want to talk… I don’t know if I can get personal messages. Despite our disagreement, I still support you as a human being.

      • Willie says:

        Thanks Stc1#y&e821a;it’s certainly not new advice but it’s much easier to say than it is to do. My hope is a real life example of how the distinction can bite you will be of help to people. This experience has certainly brought the lesson home for me.

  9. CThrash says:

    It is OK to judge and use discernment we are not to condemn as Christians there is a difference. We all know right from wrong but the none believer doesn’t always know nor care to know what God sees as right and wrong. Ex: If you know a friend doing drugs, as a friend and a believer in Christ you should judge the situation and try and help your friend in a loving way. We are not to yell and scream and tell them how horrible they are but tell them you love them and are worries about there health and well being etc etc etc and try and get them help.

    • boomslang says:

      “We all know right from wrong but the none believer doesn’t always know nor care to know what God sees as right and wrong.” ~ CThrash

      I think the term you were looking for is “nonbeliever”. In any case, whether believer, or whether nonbeliever, we don’t get our knowledge of “right from wrong” from a God(or any other higher source). The basis for this conclusion is very simple: In order to know that you’re following the commands of a “good” God(Vs an “evil” God), you’d need a preexisting knowledge of “right from wrong” with which to make that determination. Where we agree, is that, yes, we(well, most of us) know right from wrong, in which case, we(most of us) don’t need to be “commanded” to be good.

      • CThrash says:

        My bad typos happen…. Most learn their morals from their up bringings. (Most, not all) where do you think the knowledge of right and wrong started? When Adam and Eve ate the apple they then gained knowledge of Good and Evil, Right and Wrong, Morals. There is no Evil God there is God who is loving and good and there is the devil who promotes evil. Its is very obvious that the world is full of people that think their morals are good but are indeed against what God says is good and thus why we see the number of horrible things in the world growing and growing.

    • boomslang says:

      “Most learn their morals from their up bringings.”

      I would actually agree. And since you surely know that not everyone is brought up in a Christian household, that means that millions of people lead good, happy, productive lives without appealing to Christianity for their morals.

      “where do you think the knowledge of right and wrong started?”

      “Right and wrong” started the minute that man decided to live in groups, and from there, it evolved over time. “Right and wrong” didn’t just “start” in any absolute sense. Is it always wrong to “lie”? No, it isn’t. Is it always wrong to kill? No. It depends on the situation.

      “When Adam and Eve ate the apple they then gained knowledge of Good and Evil, Right and Wrong, Morals.”

      For starters, the Garden parable of which you speak is legendary myth. There are creation and flood myths that predate Christianity. But supposing it’s a factual, literal event for sake of discussion, Adam & Co. had not yet eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but oddly, they were expected to already possess the knowledge of right from wrong when told not to eat the apple. That is a chronology error, and we wouldn’t expect such errors from a “perfect” God. However, we would expect them from ordinary men.

      “There is no Evil God there is God who is loving and good and there is the devil who promotes evil.”

      So what you’ve done here, is you’ve merely defined this God as “loving” and “good”. Fair enough. So, if you define God as the final arbiter of “good”, then you’d presumably know the difference between a genuine command from this God and a command from an evil imposture, yes? But how would you know the difference? For instance, if you read that God commanded our soldiers to not only kill the enemy, but to take their daughters to do with as they please, would that all of the sudden be a “good” thing to do? If not, then obviously you are filtering God’s commands through your own innate sense of “right and wrong”, which is what I contend that you, Emily, and every other Christian, do.
      Nice chattin’. All the best.

  10. Curtis Poor says:

    I read your post of Bruce Jenner before it went “viral” and thought it was well written and balanced. However I also cringed because I knew the flak that was going to hit you. Jesus made it clear that people first hated him and we will receive the same kind of criticism when we stand for Him and proclaim the truth of the Gospel. I once heard a pastor, I think Jeff Vines, say if no one hates you, you are probably not living out the Gospel. However if everyone hates you, you are probably just a jerk. I think your post had a good balance. Stick with it!

  11. boomslang says:

    “We hold this command not to judge as a standard for all and cry “foul” when it is broken. Yet, in so doing, we abandon our relativistic ways for an absolute standard by which to judge others.”

    The verse in question is either absolute, or it isn’t. Take your pick. If it isn’t, then it’s subjective. If it’s subjective, and therefore relative, then it obviously doesn’t apply 100% of the time in every situation. And if it doesn’t apply 100% of the time in every situation, then talking about “an absolute standard” is a point of no practical value, AKA, moot.

  12. C.J. Sledgehammer says:

    Dear Emily:

    It is my belief that you have a heart of gold, as well as a heart for God. I have found genuine concern and loving kindness in your words and have been edified by them.

    So, stand firm and stay the course, while continuing to be faithful and courageous – for great is your reward in Heaven.

    Best wishes and be well

  13. kasiekae371 says:

    I agree!!!! Very misunderstood and tossed around verse. We can certainly speak the truth in love and take a stand without doing it in an unloving manner.

  14. Mama At Home says:

    Good post. That verse is so misused, even by Christians who should know what the Bible really says. Stay in the Word, and stay on your knees.

  15. boomslang says:

    “That verse is so misused, even by Christians who should know what the Bible really says.”

    ‘Not a very useful observation, given the fact that all Christians think that they know what the Bible really says. It’s your word against theirs. Someone could just as easily say that you’re the one misusing that verse.

    • Christians do not merely think we know what the Bible says. Because we place such high value on it as God’s Holy Word, we study it; we employ methods, such as reading whole passages in context; we investigate possible interpretations then pray for insight for the correct interpretation. Then we compare other verses on the same subject to ensure our understanding is sound. If you read the full passage of the verse in question (Matthew 7:1 – 5), it becomes clear that Jesus is not telling us to not judge others, but that when we do so we are to first check our own lives and thus avoid hypocrisy. Further, in I Corinthians 5:12 – 13, we are clearly commanded to judge those inside the church. This is not rocket science; anyone with a 5th grade education can understand it.

      • boomslang says:

        “Christians do not merely think we know what the Bible says. Because we place such high value on it as God’s Holy Word, we study it; we employ methods, such as reading whole passages in context; we investigate possible interpretations then pray for insight for the correct interpretation.”

        I’m afraid that you’ve made a distinction that doesn’t change or overcome my contention one iota, which is that all Christians think that they have the “correct interpretation”, whether they do all the things you listed, or not. And yet, even if we omit those Christians who don’t do the things you list, there is still never any consensus as to what the “true interpretation” is among those Christians who read the bible.

        Thus – and I reiterate – it’s your word against someone else’s.

        “This is not rocket science; anyone with a 5th grade education can understand it.”

        Then evidently, all those Christians who disagree with you on the interpretation of a given passage are below 5th grade reading comprehension. Either that, or maybe they’ll tell you that you’re the one who’s below it. Who knows.

        But if we can agree on nothing else, surely you agree with me that today’s Christians fall on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to the important social issues of the day..e.g..abortion, war, capital punishment, transgender, equal rights for homosexuals, etc., etc. At face value, someone’s prayers for “insight” aren’t being answered.

  16. Lisa says:

    lIt’s 2015. It’s time to accept the fact that people are liberal, that women are allowed to make choices regarding their body, are allowed not to be a helpmeet, are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and non religious/Christian. Time to face facts that people don’t have to grow up and be like those Duggar women and have dozens of kids.

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