Posts Tagged ‘judge’

Who’s to Judge?

March 17, 2010

I believe…

Whatever I believe to be true is an expression of my own judgement.  I accumulate information, determine it’s credibility, interpret and apply what I have judged to be worthy of inclusion.

I believe in God.

I have been told that He exists.  I have accepted it as true.  I have thought about it, evaluated the information and come to the conclusion that I believe that God exists. 

I am passing judgement on the existence of God.

I read the Bible. 

I have accepted that the Bible is the Word of God.  I have been told that it is the Word of God.  I have thought about it, examined the claims, and judged that it is the Word of God.  Even after that acceptance, I must read it, interpret it, and apply it to my life. 

I am exercising judgement on the Word of God.

Isn’t this backwards???

If God exists, then ultimately, He will judge me. 

If the Bible is God’s Word, then my life will be judged by what that book contains.  

Who is to Judge?

Whose judgement will be final???

The Supreme Judge

May 28, 2009

Currently in the news is President Obama’s appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.  It is an important position and it would be good to pray for wisdom for our leadership as the confirmation process proceeds. 

There is a higher court.  One day we will all stand before the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer.  One day, we will face The Supreme Judge.  There has been an appeal for leniency, and it has been granted in Jesus Christ.  “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16   This verse is known world wide. 

John 3:18&19 are not as popular.  “He who believes in Him is not condemned: but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”

Those who reject Christ will face the Supreme Judge.

There will be no further appeals.