Is claiming Christianity as “Truth” a judgement?

Christianity teaches that God is the only one who has the right to judge.  I am currently engaged in an exchange with a couple of Christians where they claim Christianity as truth and have said my thinking is wrong in questioning that.  I suggested that their claim of me being wrong was a judgement.  They seemed to get bent out of shape about that, and denied it as being judgement but a fear from me of learning the truth.

I think I may have encountered a large source of confusion within the Christian community.  One that leads to hypocrisy and division between Christians and those of other beliefs.  One that drives Christians to huddle into Christian cliques separated from the rest of humanity, instead of connecting with others like Jesus did in the Bible.

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3 Responses to Is claiming Christianity as “Truth” a judgement?

  1. Arkenaten says:

    Religious people – well the devout evangelical biblical inerrancy types or those with a desire to be Airline Pilots with a hatred of tall buildings – need to be treated with kid gloves , or a Strait Jacket.

    There is no confusion. They are merely mind numbingly ignorant. In fact they are all ignorant, from the laissez faire to the Extreme Fundamentalists.
    How to deal with this is a matter that has perplexed normal people for ages.

    As the recorded message sometimes says: “Please be patient, your call will be answered.”

  2. chialphagirl says:

    This is a tricky one for me, because I get caught up in the logic of it all. In order to think that it is true that one must not judge, one has to make a judgment that the command not to judge is true. Are we just supposed to not make a judgment about the truthfulness of anything then? I mean, I’m confused.

    • jasonjshaw says:

      From my understanding, Biblically, the idea of not judging is strictly geared towards deciding if other people are good or bad, right or wrong.

      The truth of the Bible is based on the belief of Jesus being the son of God who died for all of humanity’s sins. To claim it as an absolute truth is skipping the step of acknowledging that a Christian truth, at its core, is tied into a belief.

      I personally support the notion of not judging others, as I believe we are all doing our best to live life in a way that is fulfilling and satisfying. Some people just need more assistance than others in getting on a positive and non-destructive track, and that’s why the story of Jesus promotes being caring to those who are not as well off as others.

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