Am I judging you, or God?
How many of you have read, and learned the Model Prayer from the Bible? Some call it the Lord’s Payer, but that is not completely true for the Lord Jesus did later say another prayer and it was His prayer to God for us all,… another time.
So we read Matthew 6:5-15, and in this we find what I wish to talk about today. So many today love to throw around words and statements like you can’t judge me, or you have no right to point out my sins, because you sin too. And they are right, to a point, and this is the major difference between a true Christian and those who just want to sound like they have it all together and can walk both sides at the same time.
So a few scriptures to consider, in our talk:
(Mat 6:12) And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
(Mat 6:14) For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
(Mat 6:15) But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Folks we ARE to forgive those who trespass against us! If it is an act against us that they have done, we are to forgive them, it does not say that we can not point it out, what they have done, but no matter we are to forgive them. Now, this is very hard for almost anyone to do sometimes for the trespass may be extreme
There is a parable about this as well.
Anyway, what I wanted to say folks is the obvious point all seem to miss; a Christian is to share the Word of God with all creatures, no matter if they be Christian or not. It is their job, before God! And in this also is the scriptures which cover, ‘Right’, and ‘Wrong’ (SIN) and this none of us like to hear, but then God convicts His people based upon His rules, and the rest just plain hate God, and His rules, or laws, and do as they please, and try as they will to drag the rest of the world down with them. It is how Satan works.
So what is Sin actually, is a person trespassing against me a sin?
I guess it could be, but Sin is actually against anything God has stated is wrong, and now is a good time for a definition from my Webster’s 1828 dictionary: 1st the word Trespass,and then Sin;
TRES’PASS, v.i. [L. trans, beyond, and passer, to pass.]
1. Literally, to pass beyond; hence primarily, to pass over the boundary line of another’s land; to enter unlawfully upon the land of another. A man may trespass by walking over the ground of another, and the law gives a remedy for damages sustained.
2. To commit any offense or to do any act that injures or annoys another; to violate any rule of rectitude to the injury of another.
If any man shall trespass against his neighbor, and an oath be laid upon him– 1 Ki 8. See Luke 17:3. and 4.
3. In a moral sense, to transgress voluntarily any divine law or command; to violate any known rule of duty.
In the time of his disease did he trespass yet more. 2 Chr 28.
We have trespassed against our God. Ezra 10.
4. To intrude; to go too far; to put to inconvenience by demand or importunity; as, to trespass upon the time or patience of another.
TRES’PASS, n. In law, violation of another’s rights, not amounting to treason, felony, or misprision of either. Thus to enter another’s close, is a trespass; to attack his person is a trespass. When violence accompanies the act, it is called a trespass vi et armis.
1. Any injury or offense done to another.
If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Mat 6.
2. Any voluntary transgression of the moral law; any violation of a known rule of duty; sin. Col 2.
You hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins. Eph 2.
1. The voluntary departure of a moral agent from a known rule of rectitude or duty, prescribed by God; any voluntary transgression of the divine law, or violation of a divine command; a wicked act; iniquity. Sin is either a positive act in which a known divine law is violated, or it is the voluntary neglect to obey a positive divine command, or a rule of duty clearly implied in such command. Sin comprehends not action only, but neglect of known duty, all evil thoughts purposes, words and desires, whatever is contrary to God’s commands or law. 1 John 3. Mat 15. James 4. Sinner neither enjoy the pleasures of nor the peace of piety. Among divines, sin is original or actual. Actual sin, above defined, is the act of a moral agent in violating a known rule of duty. Original sin, as generally understood, is native depravity of heart to the divine will, that corruption of nature of deterioration of the moral character of man, which is supposed to be the effect of Adam’s apostasy; and which manifests itself in moral agents by positive act of disobedience to the divine will, or by the voluntary neglect to comply with the express commands of God, which require that we should love God with all the heart and soul and strength and mind, and our neighbor as ourselves. This native depravity or alienation of affections from God and his law, is supposed to be what the apostle calls the carnal mind or mindedness, which is enmity against God, and is therefore denominated sin or sinfulness. Unpardonable sin, or blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, is supposed to be a malicious and obstinate rejection of Christ and the gospel plan of salvation, or a contemptuous resistance made to the influences and convictions of the Holy Spirit. Mat 12.
2. A sin-offering; an offering made to atone for sin. He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin. 2 Cor 5.
3. A man enormously wicked. [Not in use.]
4. Sin differs from crime, not in nature, but in application. That which is a crime against society, is sin against God.
1. To depart voluntarily from the path of duty prescribed by God man; to violate the divine law in any particular, by actual transgression or by the neglect or non-observance of its injunctions; to violate any known rule of duty. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Rom 3. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned. Psa 51.
2. To offend against right, against men or society; to trespass. I an a man more sinn’d against than sinning. And who but wishes to invert the laws of order, sins against the’ eternal cause.
Folks the plain and simple thing I want to point out is; Sin is against God and what He says is right, and NO amount of justification of any sort can or will change this!! If you want to go to heaven, then it must be by God’s rules, and not Man’s!! I don’t judge you……. GOD does, I just tell you what God says, and you hate it so you must be guilty, otherwise what have you to fear??? Me, personally… I know I am guilty of sin and I admit it and I try to change, so what is your excuse, for God knows the very heart of every man, or woman on earth! sc