As you may know, we human beings are prone to make “snap judgments” or quick to judge others. We may become exasperated at others, because they don’t understand or react as we think they ought to whenever we try to explain “simple things”, (to us), about Spiritual things of the Bible. But there is a serious warning in the Bible, about going too far!
Jesus Christ gave us certain instructions to Be Careful What You Say! Don’t cross the line! I read through some of those instructions recently, where He was speaking specifically to His disciples. Those instructions are found in Matthew 5, 6 and 7. They are sometimes referred to as “The Beatitudes“, instructions on prayer, “judge not” and building on “a firm foundation”.
I’ll have to admit that these Words of Christ are very difficult to follow! For instance: Matthew 5:21 “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time (in the Old Testament) , Thou shalt not kill (murder); shall be in danger of the judgment: 22. BUT I SAY UNTO YOU, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment:” (Now I want to emphasize the latter part of this verse:)
“and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca (vain or empty), shall be in danger of the council ( seems to indicate a Spiritual court in heaven): but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
VERY SERIOUS CONDEMNATION HERE !
Why? Why would God decree such serious penalty against calling someone a FOOL? Is it possible that the DANGER LIES IN THE FACT THAT YOU ARE NOT JUST CALLING A PERSON A FOOL, when they don’t comprehend Spiritual matters, YOU ARE, IN FACT, CONDEMNING GOD!
AFTER ALL, IT’S GOD’S PLAN, AND HE WILL FULLFIL IT!
It all goes back to the fact that God is NOT calling nor revealing His overall Plan of salvation to everyone AT THIS TIME! Several Scriptures explain this TRUTH: John 6:44 - No person can just voluntarily come to Christ, unless the Father DRAWS them. I Corinthians 1:26 - You must be CALLED, to become a Christian. I Corinthians 2:9,10 - ONLY A TRUE CHRISTIAN, can under stand SPIRTUAL THINGS. Romans 11:8,25,32 - God has deliberately blinded the minds of those NOT NOW CALLED.
So, in a nutshell, you might say these are some of the BASIC SCRIPTURES showing the marvelous Mind and Perfect Plan of God. They are made plain by the keeping of the Annual Holy Days of God, as true Christians know, but it is NOT REVEALED to those would not be willing to OBEY THEM.
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