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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Romans 2:1

"You therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things."

Morality which superimposes itself on others is no morality at all.

We as followers of the Way, the Truth, and the Life are called to imitate Christ, but by no means were we ever to use that which we've learned from Christ (kindness, patience, generosity, etc.) in order to turn around and condemn those who do not possess such things.  As Christ-like as you become, you will never be God, you will never have authority to judge someone else, else you yourself will be condemned.

Not even Christ, who was God, did these things on Earth (but surely God has now exalted him to the place of power and authority to judge in the end of days), but rather "he did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing." (Phil 2:6-7)  Those who boast of their moral superiority have in fact missed the entire Gospel and still cling to the ways of the Law, the way of Death.

Are you a sinner?  If so then you must know you are deserving of death, but God's kindness and mercy on the Cross should lead you to repentance.  I do not preach my morals, but I preach Christ and Christ alone.  It is in his righteousness I boast so that none may brag.

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