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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-07-06 03:10 AM
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138. Why do you feel the need to "point out " someone is not a Christian?
You assert that according to Biblical teachings, you are "allowed" this privilege. Where exactly does the Bible teach that? I'm not attempting to insult you arnheim, but I am curious as to what motivates people to judge whether or not someone has a personal relationship with God because of their public actions.

Sure * is publicly a jerk. He proves that just about every time he opens his mouth. And more than likely he's a jerk in private too. But are you with him 24/7, and so know whether or not he asks forgiveness for his transgressions? And what if he doesn't? Would his "sins" cause him not to be a Christian, but others sins do not? (Ask your pastor if he has confessed every single sin he has ever committed up until this very moment, and if he answers yes, start looking for a new church.)

Salvation is not something that can be graded. You have either accepted it, or you have not. If you have, no sin will take it away. And there's the rub. People confuse salvation, which is the reason for Christianity, with the Christian walk, which is different for each individual.

Actions however, can be graded, and in this area one can judge all one likes. Just consider this; what is the purpose of the judgment. Is it made to correct the inappropriate actions of the offender? Or is it designed to deflect criticism from ones religion?
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