Category Archives: Sin, Judgement and Forgiveness

Christians do not judge non-Christians

It’s true, according to the Bible anyways.  If you are a Christian, you don’t judge non-Christians.  If you consider yourself a Christian and you raise your voice about something like gay marriage, be careful that you’re not raising your voice … Continue reading

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Clarification of “Sin”

In my earlier post, “Can “Sin” be defined simply?“, I draw connection from sin to selfishness. “When one’s selfishness is to the point of affecting others in a negative way, that’s sin.” I haven’t been perfectly comfortable with that definition, and … Continue reading

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Why do Christians treat sinners so poorly?

One key thing I learned from reading the Bible is that Jesus brought understanding and release from sin to others through love and connection. Christians tend to battle sin with control and regulation.  Look at how fiercely some Christians want … Continue reading

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Can “Sin” be defined simply?

This seems to be a big sticking point.  Many Christians go straight to the specific acts listed as sins in the Bible to determine what is sinful.  The Bible does cover a lot of selfish, harmful actions as sins.  Basically … Continue reading

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Morality, sins, and forgiveness – what might have Jesus known?

The New Testament itself is a departure from some beliefs in the Old Testament.  This is due to the clearer understandings Jesus brought and carved into the table. But wait, where does morality come from anyways?  I think there may … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Pope Francis says “Who am I to judge?”

Wow, a religious leader following broader Biblical ideas!  See link: http://www.smh.com.au/world/pope-bluntly-faults-churchs-focus-on-gays-and-abortion-20130920-2u326.html And he has it right.  Christians believe it is up to God to judge us, yet many religious groups try to push their own moral agendas instead of being … Continue reading

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