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judgeAren’t Christians judgmental these days? There are some who seem to respect the beliefs of others and who don’t try to push their religion on anyone. But many speak in such a  condemning tone to people who have differing convictions. Who are they to judge anyway?! They aren’t doing it right. All of this ‘in your face evangelism’ just pushes people away from God! Why don’t they preach love and acceptance like Jesus did? I’ve heard these preachers (especially those street preachers) call people names like ‘hypocrite’ and ‘child of Hell’. That’s horrible! Jesus would never do that!

Matthew 6:2 Therefore when thou doest [thine] alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Matthew 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites [are]: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Matthew 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Matthew 15:7 [Ye] hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Matthew 16:3 And in the morning, [It will be] foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O [ye] hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not [discern] the signs of the times?

Matthew 22:18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, [ye] hypocrites?

Matthew 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in [yourselves], neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

Matthew 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

Matthew 23:16 Woe unto you, [ye] blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!

Matthew 23:17 [Ye] fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

Matthew 23:19 [Ye] fools and blind: for whether [is] greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier [matters] of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

Matthew 23:24 [Ye] blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

Matthew 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

Matthew 23:26 [Thou] blind Pharisee, cleanse first that [which is] within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

Matthew 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead [men’s] bones, and of all uncleanness.

Matthew 23:29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,

Matthew 23:33 [Ye] serpents, [ye] generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

Mark 7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with [their] lips, but their heart is far from me.

Luke 6:42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.

Luke 11:40 [Ye] fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?

Luke 11:44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over [them] are not aware [of them].

Luke 12:20 But God said unto him, [Thou] fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

Luke 12:56 [Ye] hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

Luke 13:15 The Lord then answered him, and said, [Thou] hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or [his] ass from the stall, and lead [him] away to watering?

Luke 24:25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

John 8:44 Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

John 8:55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.

Revelation 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

judge ;lifeOk. Well, I could be wrong in that respect. But I heard those judgmental preachers telling people they were going to Hell if they refused to ‘repent of their sins’. Jesus never said things like that!

Matthew 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Mark 9:43-44 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.


Mark 9:45-46 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

Mark 9:47-48 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

Luke 10:15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.

Luke 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.


Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

How about the preachers in the Bible?

Like Isaiah…

Isaiah 19:11 Surely the princes of Zoan [are] fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I [am] the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen [are] blind: they are all ignorant, they [are] all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

Isaiah 56:11 Yea, [they are] greedy dogs [which] can never have enough, and they [are] shepherds [that] cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.

Isa 57:3 But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.

Jeremiah…

Jeremiah 3:3 Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore’s forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.

Jeremiah 50:36 A sword [is] upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword [is] upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.

Ezekiel…

Ezekiel 16:28 And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy. Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians, because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied.

Ezekiel 16:38 And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.

Ezekiel 21:25
And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity [shall have] an end,

John the Baptist…

Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Luke 3:7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Paul…

Romans 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

1 Corinthians 15:36 [Thou] fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

Galatians 1:8-9 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

Galatians 5:12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.

1 Timothy 1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

Hebrews 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

James…

James 4:4,8-9 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 8)Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse [your] hands, [ye] sinners; and purify [your] hearts, [ye] double minded. 9) Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse [your] hands, [ye] sinners; and purify [your] hearts, [ye] double minded.
Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and [your] joy to heaviness.

James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

James 5:1-3 Go to now, [ye] rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon [you]. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire…

 This could go on and on and on, but the conclusion is abundantly clear. If you are to make a judgement concerning any preacher, street preacher or otherwise, which concludes that they are morally wrong in making hard statements or speaking harsh rebukes to proud sinners, you have no biblical foundation with which to support any such judgement. Many criticize preachers who severely reprove sinners, saying that they misrepresent Jesus. They say that they make people hate God. They claim that Jesus Christ never preached this way, and therefore these street preachers are giving Christianity and Jesus a bad name. In doing so, they are speaking of an imaginary Jesus. The Jesus they claim to be referencing does not exist. Their Jesus is more like Mister Rogers. But guess what? You don’t get crucified by acting like Mister Rogers. There is a reason why the prophets were murdered, why the disciples were murdered and why mobs of people couldn’t wait to kill the Lord Jesus Christ, and it wasn’t because they preached, “God loves everyone just the way they are.” It also wasn‘t because they preached love, acceptance and tolerance to all. Jesus told us exactly why in John 7:7, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, BECAUSE I TESTIFY OF IT, THAT THE WORKS THEREOF ARE EVIL.”
 
 If you happen to be one of those critics, one of those people saying that hard preachers are misrepresenting Jesus Christ, you have a big problem! The problem is that you are saying they are not being like Jesus Christ. But there is ONLY one Jesus Christ, and He called proud sinners wolves, devils, children of the devil, fools, blind guides, vipers, evil, white washed tombs, wretched, miserable, abominable, whoremongers, idolaters… how long does it go on before you confess to your false judgments, critic? He warned people so graphically of eternal hell fire, that He said that they would weep and gnash their teeth in fire and torment with brimstone and worms that never would die in a fire that would never go out FOR EVER!


To take some velvet gloves only, gentle only, smooth loving” approach to proud, arrogant, mocking sinners, is to purposely avoid following Jesus Christ’s example OF preaching. So the question to you, preaching critic, is would you suggest that all preachers of the gospel endeavor to be un-Christlike? Was the Apostle Paul un-Christlike when he called people backbiters, God haters, liars, drunkards, thieves and whoremongers? Was James being un-Christlike when he called adulterers, adulterers and adulteresses, adulteresses? How about when he told people they would eat their flesh as it were fire if they did not repent? No. They along with every other true preacher of righteousness, were being just like Jesus. It is by the FEAR of God that men depart from evil (Proverbs 16:6). It’s a sharp rebuke that leads someone to becoming sound in the faith (Titus 1:13 “This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;”). There is only one condition in which a person receives the grace and gentle mercy of God, and that is humility. God RESISTS the proud, and ONLY gives grace to the humble (James 4:6 “…God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.). You will find NOT ONE instance in scripture when Jesus Christ extended mercy and grace to the proudhearted. Only a Biblically illiterate, blind guide would do such a thing. Such a “minister” would only make sinners feel affirmed and reassured in their rebellion to God, and would themselves be an accomplice to their eternal damnation! 

There is a great scourge on this world today, it is called the apostate gospel. It has an invented god who is all loving and does not hate. Therefore, it commands you to teach its apostate message extolling all of God’s wonders and none of His WARNINGS. This apostate gospel has produced a perpetual whining, bleeding heart, crybaby parade that absolutely hates confrontational preaching. Consequently, it has produced scores of people who cannot hear the true revelation of God’s Word above the sound of their constant murmuring, crying and complaining against the true preachers of God’s righteousness. They say things like, “You are being judgmental!”, “You have no right to judge!”. All the while they are displaying themselves to be the most outrageous hypocrites of all, because the statements that have just left their mouths are what? JUDGMENTS. They are fulfilling the Word spoken by the prophet Isaiah (chapter 5 verse 20) as they call evil good and good evil, put darkness for light and light for darkness, bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

If you are one of these blind, whining, murmuring complainers marching along following blind guides who are leading you around in the perpetual crybaby parade, you must realize that all of these hard words from the TRUE, LIVING, HOLY GOSPEL are pointed directly at you. This is doubtless why you raise such a fuss when you hear such things. You need to recognize that you have a much bigger problem than some street preacher who has offended you. You need to realize that you are speaking against the true everlasting gospel, and you need to heed the words themselves and forsake your sins! You must look at all of those horrifying Hellfire warnings and take them personally! Your soft soap, smooth speeches, pseudo gospel has never saved a single soul, including yours! So recognize your own personal sin before a Holy, Righteous Judge who has eternal fiery indignation awaiting them that speak against Him, and cry out to Him to save you and cleanse you from all of your iniquity. Then, not only will confrontational preaching not offend you, but you will do some yourself and help save others who are caught in the same blinding snare as you.

To Jesus Christ be all the glory forever and ever amen!