So, to understand you properly, the teachings of God and the Church are judgmental and boring. Good to know. Which Protestant denomination are you a member of again?
The reality is abortion is murder. Murder is a sin. When you accept this fact, then perhaps we can discuss ways to convince the heretics and heathens of their evil deeds. Not before.
As long as you continue to act like a judgmental boor then you will be dismissed out of hand by most people and abortions will continue apace.
Edit: My apologies. Your profile says you are Orthodox, but you can understand why I would be confused, yes?
I must of miss understood the part about not judging others and to look to your own sins
Lets' summarize then: pointing a judgmental finger is good, threatening people is good, causing people to dismiss your arguments doesnt matter..Got it.
Thanks for adding so much wisdom.
Precisely. You're getting it!
Yes, calling a sin a sin is good. Especially if it causes them to persecute you for righteousness sake. If evil men dismiss your arguments it shall be their loss. Who listened to the prophets? John the Baptist lost his head for speaking out about a sin. Christ was nailed to the Cross for pointing out sin and hypocrisy. Preaching the word of God caused the synagogue to dismiss Stephan's arguments and they dismissed them with rocks. But he became the first martyr, so their loss, yo! But every once in a while someone hears you out and has a change of heart. The Prophet Nathan pointed out King David's sin...that sort of thing usually brings extreme flak... but he brought the King to repentance.
So yeah, Kerdy, JMichael, and Punch are in good company I would say.
Where would you rather stand? With the Herod the Baby-Killer or with unpopular guys like Christ, the Forerunner, the Martyrs, and the Prophets?
Okay then..Boorish judgmentalism and not too veiled threats of violence against Women is Christian.. Who would have guessed ?
Stop crying. God hates sissy-like behavior. Yes, you are being judged. You are being judged with righteous judgment.
"Do you indeed speak righteousness, you silent ones? Do you judge uprightly, you sons of men?" (Psalm 58.1).
You are silent to judge the evildoers but loud to judge those who judge rightly, to your own perdition.
"You shall do no injustice in judgment. You shall not be partial to the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty. In righteousness you shall judge your neighbor
." (Lev. 19.15)
While we must aid the needy, we cannot judge unrightously favoring them when they sin, for we are doing them no favor.
"Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time? Yes, and why, even of yourselves, do you not judge what is right? When you go with your adversary to the magistrate, make every effort along the way to settle with him, lest he drag you to the judge, the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison." (Luke 12.56-58)
"Open your mouth, judge righteously, And plead the cause of the poor and needy" (Proverbs 31.9). Here we are taught to judge righteously against those who are doing no sin among the poor and need and are being oppressed by those who are sinning against them in a greedy manner.
This means that we must help the needy but uphold the Lord's standards.
And know certainly that I, and several others on here, will obey the Lord's command to judge rightly:
"Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment
." (John 7.24)
It is a commandment, and I, for one, will follow it.