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Harsh Words for Soft Ears

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Harsh Words toward others
Q: How do you justify using such harsh words toward what others teach?  Don't you believe Christ when he said you should not judge others?  
A:  It is not a matter of bad mouthing anyone.  I personally try to be as patient and encouraging as I can with a new believer, but to the teachers?  We are told to expose them -- Eph 5:11.  Too often the pressure is applied to use kinder words, to be more tolerant and if we don't then we are sinning by judging others -- this is mostly, not to improve us as believers, but used to shut us and others, those who would dare question the Pastor, up.  
Taking scripture out of context -- Judge Not that you be not judged -- and other statements like -- Let him without sin cast the first stone -- twisted to shut up anyone that would do as YaHshua did, calling out the Children of Satan -- John 8:43-45.  And the Satan, their father, is able to pose as an Angel of Light -- 2 Cor 11:13-15.   And we are told how his children are deceivers and liars, virtual imposters  -- 2 Tim 3:13.  And we are not to call them out?  By the judgment club, they accuse you of being the real sinner, and this usually shuts up anyone who asks questions, questions that might expose them for what they are -- this is how it gets twisted.  
The enemies of our Savior, like wolves dressed in Lamb's clothing -- Mat 7:15, -- should be protected and NOT call out?  No, but we, if strong enough are charged with calling them out -- .  Those Pastors, preachers, and teachers who know better will hammer you with the Judgment Club --
Yes, be nice, and encourage the believer, but the false prophets and teachers and those pretending to be what they are not?  Sooner or later the child that is learning to crawl must stand up on their feet, and start taking, moving from milk stronger meat, stronger words -- Heb 5:12-14 -- it is a matter of growth.  Encourage the seeker but call out the lies, the deception, expose thise using false humility, pretending to be something they are not.  Yes, there are some wonderful people out there, but where are the people that are tired of being ignorant in the Word they claim they believe in -- or is it the smooth words of the pastor they believe in?  
(Col 2:18)  Let no one deprive you of the prize, one who takes delight in false humility and worship of messengers, taking his stand on what he has not seen, puffed up by his fleshly mind, TS2009
(Eph 5:11)  And have no fellowship with the fruitless works of darkness, but rather convict them. TS2009
(Eph 5:11)  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. KJV
(Eph 5:11) Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. NIV
No matter the translation it all comes down to the same thing.  If you are going to convict, reprove, or expose those fakers then sometimes you have to use harsh words, just like our Savior, YaHshua did when reproving the religious leaders of that time.  You cannot read any of the four Gospels and miss how He was kind and had great mercy on those without understanding and on the poor and those suffering but when it came to those who were supposed to be religious leaders?  He argued and corrected and even, at one point, called them children of Satan -- He said they were of their father, Satan -- strong words, harsh words.   John 8:44 and 1 John 3:10
(2Th 2:9-10)  The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power and signs and wonders of falsehood, and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth, in order for them to be saved. TS2009

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