(Original post by shinytoy)
The nature of christianity is that some things are right and good, some things are wrong and sinful. those who do wrong (sin) will be judged and will go to hell. the existance of hell shows that not everyone will go to heaven, and therefore, in the words of St Paul "everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial".
now most christians seem to think that their beliefs entail 'love thy neighbour' and 'dont judge'. and thats it. so if i ask questions to other christians like:
- why does your church allow remarriage when this goes against the bible?
- how comes is your priest a woman?
- how can you be fundamental christian and openly homosexual?
- how can you reconcile living together unmarried and fornication with 1 Thessalonians 5:5 - 12
- certain actions for catholics are mortal and venial sins, how can you be catholic but not believe in the idea that some things are sinful?
- why do you recive catholic communion when you are openly in mortal sin, have no intention to go confession and do not even believe in God?
then instantly, they reply with 'DONT JUDGE!!!!CHRISTIANS SHOULD LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND NOT JUDGE!!!' even if i am simply asking 'why do you do this XXX when the bible says this, how can you reconcile the two? why does your church teach X when actually the bible says Y?' the other response they use is 'EVERYONE SINS, LET HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE' but they have no intwention to stop sinning, nor to explain why they are doing somehing which is not compatible with the bible or worse still, why their CHURCH is doing somenthing incompatible with the Bbible.
I have found this response mainly from protestants.
also i have heard many people say that christians are discriminatory and judgemental when they tell other chrisitans that something is a sin. but the bible says that we have a duty to inform other christians of their sin to help them be saved.
surely it is required to judge in order to discern right from wrong? and if right and wrong exists, then there is a duty to our christian brethren to inform them that what they are doing leads to hell, so they can amend their ways and repent before it is too late? if someoen was putting their hand into a can of worms wouldnt you say 'stop that can is full of worms!'?