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"Don't Judge Me!"

One of the most common phrases I hear in a certain segment of the Church is, "Don't judge me!".  This has always rubbed me wrong.  Especially since this phrase typically came out of the mouths of people who were on that slippery slope of drifting from God.  It's really unfortunate that our society has lied to the Church body to believe that no one (even Church leaders and ministry) has the right to judge you.  I suppose that is why it always bothered me.

Growing up as a teenager, I spent a lot of my Bible readying/studying time in Paul's epistles.  It didn't take me long to realize that God's plan for the Church and Church leadership was to "watch over our souls" and to guard us on our spiritual journey.  When I had a leader point out error (dare I say sin) in my life, deep down inside I knew that it was the Church functioning as God intended it to.  Maybe not immediately, but once I got past my flesh I understood this to be true.

I never real…

Does God Send Evil Spirits?

This question was sent in from a reader that I will address:

Ok as i pick up in 1 Samuel 16:14-15. The Word says that an evil spirit from the Lord troubled Saul. I wasnt aware that the Lord had evil spirits that trouble people.
Any thoughts?
God has no evil in Him, but remember, He is on the throne of the universe!  He still controls all things.  Just like earthquakes, hurricanes and may other natural disasters.   God is in control of it all.  When God “sent” plagues to Egypt was He being “evil”?  No!  Of course not.  We all know that Egypt’s sin and ultimately Pharaoh’s disobedience brought the plagues on Egypt.  God gave him many chances to obey.  The case is the same with King Saul.  His disobedience brought God’s judgment on him.  Don’t get caught up in the wording… receive the message.
A big area that many Christians (as well as almost all atheists) get trapped in is the paradigm that God and Satan are opposites.  Good and Evil are opposites, etc.  That is the biggest lie from h…