Judgment and Temptation of each other

 
Judgment and Temptation of each other
1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV) No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
 
Brothers and Sisters, we are told not tempt God or each other. However as we see in Corinthians, we are the source of temptation, not God.
 
So why do we continue to tempt one another in asking questions that bring judgment on one another? Like “if you love God you will send this out to….”. Then cover it up by saying it was for God’s glory or praise. That is if we Born Again?
 
Let us ask ourselves, how does doing something that bring into question another’s Faith, glorify or praise God? How does the judgment of saying “if you do not send this, you do not love God”? When God says;
 
John 14:15 (KJV) If ye love me, keep my commandments.
 
John 14:21 (KJV) He that hath my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
 
Yes, we are told to try or test the “spirits”, not pass judgment.
 
1 John 4:1 (KJV) Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
 
We are told not to judge, but be spiritual judges;
 
1 Corinthians 2:13-16 (NKJV) These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.
For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
 
So we are told not to judge but judge spiritually and test the spirits. Now those ignorant of the Spirit of the Word. Would say these contradict themselves, yet we know God does not and cannot contradict Himself of His Word.
 
Yet people will use His Word against itself to twist the Word to validate their point of view or doctrine.
 
There is the Letter of the Word and the Spirit of the Word;
 
2 Corinthians 3 (KJV) And such trust have we through Christ toward God: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit giveth life.
 
Romans 3:20 (NKJV) Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
 
Romans 8:3-4 (NKJV) For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
 
It was in this that Jesus was trying to teach the disciples when they asked Him why He taught in parables;
 
Matthew 13:10-12 (KJV) And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speak you unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
For whosoever have, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever have not, from him shall be taken away even that he have.
 
So if we cannot understand the difference between knowing and living by the Spirit of the Word and not solely by the Letter of the Word. We cannot understand that when we make a state of judgment like “if you love you will do this” or “if you do not you are not of God”, in God’s eyes we are sinning and not Born Again. For it is written;
 
1 John 3:9-10 (KJV) Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remained in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loves not his brother.
 
1 John 4:7-8 (KJV) Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loves is born of God, and knows God.
He that loves not knows not God; for God is love.
 
1 John 5:1-5 (KJV) Whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and everyone that loveth him that begat loves him also that is begotten of him.
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
 
1 John 5:17-20 (KJV) All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
We know that whosoever is born of God sins not; but he that is begotten of God keeps himself, and that wicked one touches him not.
And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ.
This is the true God, and eternal life.
 
So let us be careful what we say and do. For judgment is the same for all people on their day of judgment. Their Faith will determine their salvation or condemnation and their works will determine their rewards in heaven or hell;
 
Revelation 20:12-13 (NKJV) And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.
The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.
 
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