“The call to repentance isn’t a sidebar to the Gospel—it’s the headline! The whole point of Jesus’s mission was to save sinners, and you can’t save sinners if they don’t know they’re lost.”
(The Dissenter) Welcome to Part II of our series, “Untwisting the Bible,” where we yank twisted Scriptures back into their rightful context. In today’s spiritual battlefield of “gotcha” theology, few verses are weaponized as much as Matthew 7:1 and 7:5: “Judge not, that you be not judged,” and “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye…” Boom! Mic drop. End of discussion. Or so some people, mostly leftists, think….
This verbal arsenal is most often deployed to shut down any Christian daring to challenge immoral behavior or false beliefs. But, wait a minute! Is this passage a divine mandate for moral anarchy or a gag order against speaking truth?