Aug 07

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Judgment is one of the most hated words in any language! It is one of the “reasons” that people reject the word of God. Look at it from the following. I was looking at “the catch,” if you are a baseball fan no other words need be said. You know that “the catch” refers to Willie Mays and “the catch” he made in 1954 world series in the old Polo Grounds, which was in New York.
Here is my point in bringing this to your mind. Is the Willie Mays catch truly “the catch?” I have heard that some believe that another “catch” was really the greatest catch ever made, thus, making it “the catch!” Oh, there is other true baseball fans who believed that another catch is “the catch” and on and on we go. Why is this? Simply because there is no standard by which a catch might be “the catch!” So, it is a matter of judgment or opinion! It is your judgment or opinion against my judgment or opinion! Through in one or ten more and it is still just a matter of judgment or opinion! Really one might say, it is your opinion against my opinion and the right conclusion, or shall we say, the right judgment, will never be known? Why is this true? Simply because there is no standard, there is no law, by which a “catch” can be measured
What does this all have to do with the subject of Judgment? It means, if there is a God and there is the God, the God revealed to us in the Bible; there is also eternity, an everlasting, for this is necessary because there is the God! Let us take one more step; there being the God, there being eternity, then, there must be a standard by which we humans can be measured; thus, fit for heaven by God’s grace through the faith, and we will be welcomed into the everlasting!
It is this judgment that may be the greatest “reason” that people reject the word of God. Have you ever heard; “don’t judge me,” or, “you are too judgmental”? Each of these is a rejection of a standard by which mankind will face the final judgment! If I had to say what the one “reason” is that people reject the word of God, it is because of the judgment that all humanity will face. Here the apostle Paul: “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Cor. 5:10). Then, if this is not enough, how about the words of Jesus, the Son of God? He said: “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day” (John 12:48). Then, there are the words that Paul spoke in Athens: “Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead” (Acts 17:31). Without doubt, desiring to live a life here on this earth as you please, forces you to reject the word of God which repeatedly says there is a final judgment, wherein all humans (Who have the ability to understand right and wrong, are not in this number.) will face the judgment wherein the life lived here on this earth, will be measured! In simplicity the measuring rod will be the word of God. Hold up any yardstick, is the board in your hand one foot and ten inches long? We do not have to guess! We know just how long the board in your hand is, and we can all agree! Why is this true? Because we all have the same yardstick-three foot long!
Now, if we all had a different “yardstick” just what kind of house would you and I build? On the side you built, using a yardstick of your choice, you build a wall for the right side of the house; while I am using a “yardstick” of my choice, and I build the wall for the left side. Now, what kind of house are you and I building. All who pass by will know, just by looking, that something is radically wrong! Just for the fun of it, this is the kind of world people would have us live in! Otherwise, we would hear, “Don’t judge me!” Or, “You are too judgmental.” No, not one person would ever say anything like this when their house is about to be built, all who are helping build the house, are free to us the “yardstick” of your/their choice, for we do not have a standard measurement! Look a little more. All those who are working on your house, would never receive with joy: “You are too judgmental” or “Don’t judge me!”
Surely all honest people can understand, trying to live their life without a standard which all others accept; would be impossible! So, why do these same people reject the one standard for every life lived? That one standard being the word of God!
The word of God is not “the catch” but it is the one standard by which all will be judged in the one final judgment with heaven or hell being the final result! The question: “What will your answer be?”

Frank R. Williams

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