Luke 6:36-37 KJV
(36) Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
(37) Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and
ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
Ministers have a hard job often times. One sometimes has to
tell a person that he/she is condemned to hell, if they do not
repent. In today's society one does not want to hear about the
consequences to sin and unrepentance for those lost in the
world. Yet nontheless it is a true fact. And hard words from the
pulpit, but if one never hears them one never knows that one
must repent and accept Christ to be saved.
I often tell people they can believe what they want and do what
they want, but the fact still remains unless our heart is right with
God and we have repented of our sins and believe in the Lord
Jesus Christ one is not saved. The first step is believing. That
all one has to do to be saved, but repentance comes when
belief convicts the heart of sin. In otherwords the Holy Spirit
convicts of sin.
The Bible tells us not to judge, the reason being is the fact we
to were lost in sin and were dying and going to hell. But the
truth remains when Christ set us free, He set us free of
condemnation. Yet the world would love to condemn us for
every little mistake we make. And the fact remains even after
finding Christ we still make mistakes, that is why we can not
judge others. Christ is our Judge. He is Lord.
The fact is sometimes ministers do have to tell it like it is even
when it hurts, because they too know God waited for them.