Book Review: “Judge Not” by Todd Friel

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“If we love God, people, and false teachers, we will name names as if eternity depended on it. Because it does. Not naming names has to stop.”  – Todd Friel rguably, the most misconstrued axiom in all Christendom is that which is born of Matthew 7:1 which reads, ““Judge not, that you be not judged.”  While one might expect an unbeliever to foolishly extricate this verse from its context in order to bludgeon Christians, which happens regularly, one might not expect professing Christians to wield this foolhardy hammer so regularly and zealously against their brethren.  Tragically, as the American church has grown increasingly nonsensical and irreverent, Biblical illiteracy has increased in lock-step with the silliness. Poor exegesis and deceptive teachings … Read More

[Fire Away! Podcast] Episode 007 – ‘Judge Not That You Be Not Judged’

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Show Notes: Summary On today’s show Landon discusses the topic of judging and whether or not Christians are called to judge.  Most Christians have been called judgmental at one time or another so he’ll biblically address this topic in-depth.  Also, he discusses the story of David and Goliath.  You might be wondering why in the world he’d discuss such an elementary Bible story.  The reason is because there seems to be a large group of Christians who think that they are David and their problems in life are Goliath.  In fact, many pastors relay this from their pulpits.  This is simply not the case and it’s a misunderstanding of the Bible to think that way.  He’ll lay out exactly how … Read More

Seven Commonly Misquoted/Misused Bible Verses

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Hebrews 5:11-14 [ESV] “About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.  For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child.  But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.” he Bible is a double-edged sword and it can piece the heart.  However, when stripped of its context and mangled and twisted in order to … Read More