^^Yep. Let’s make sure we’re sharing the
i keep seeing this bs on my dash
God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
2 cor 5:14
For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.
God’s not in the judging business yall.
God is most certainly in the judging business. And the love business. And the forgiveness and mercy business. He’s in a lot of businesses.
You forgot the verse immediately after John 3:17: “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
Psalms says, “But it is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another.”
And it says: “God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day. If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; he has bent and readied his bow.”
Matthew says: “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.”
And it says: “But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment.”
And it says: “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
1st Corinthians says: “It is the Lord who judges me.”
2nd Corinthians says: “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.”
Hebrews says, “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment.”
Revelation says: “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.”
I think it’s not such a great idea to say that God isn’t a judge or doesn’t judge the world. It diminishes the need for redemption and atonement. It removes the need for believing on Jesus altogether.
The judgement of God is scary. But the mercy of God to provide a way out is overwhelming. The love of God is not diminished by His station as righteous judge. And his judgement is not diminished by His love.
If you haven’t heard the gospel in a while, here it is as simple as it can be. You see here God’s justice and mercy. Judgement and love.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.