How Unbelieving “Non-Judging” False Christians Enable Evil and Oppress Victims

Gal 1:8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.

Rom 6:1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?

Recently I watched a movie that looked like it would be good, but before long it was apparent that it was propaganda for “tolerance” of well, just about anything. Three young high school girls ended up going to a bar (one was a professing Christian) where they encountered a bevy of “drag queens” who befriended them and schooled them in “wisdom.”

I finished watching the movie so I could post a critique of it and expose its obvious agenda for promoting wickedness in a deceitful manner.

Well, sure enough there were a few and one in particular who were all sorts of angry with me for daring to say that this movie was evil. This gal professes to be a Christian, and I want to show you how “Christians” like her actually energize abusers and other wicked people hiding in our churches and oppress the targets of these servants of the devil. For all her “pious” sounding talk, a little serious thinking will help us realize that this is no friend, and no Christian.

Here are two paragraphs she wrote:

Jesus had no judgement of anyone, so why to you profess this movie to be evil? I beg to disagree with you wholeheartedly. He taught us to be accepting toward and loving of all, no matter what and if you cannot embrace that then I fully believe you have been lead astray. The Bible can be interpreted in a million ways by millions of different people. There are those among us who still take it literally, so literally they fail to see the message…His commandment to love one another.

We are ALL sinners Jeff. even you. Don’t ever say that a church is a false church if it accepts sin and those who sin. If that is what you believe then your church is also false because there are sinners in your congregation. Our salvation is based on the fact that Christ died for us and our sins, no matter what we have done or who we are. Aren’t you preaching THAT good news instead of berating those who come to have their sins washed away? Sorry, but I don’t think Jesus would be so judgmental.

Now, I hardly need to comment on these ridiculous statements. But I will because like this false Christian, people don’t think anymore. They gobble up this nonsense and end up believing the lies.

Let me just paraphrase what she is saying:

  • Christ paid for our sins but He doesn’t change us. We remain sinners and we keep on practicing sin, but no matter….
  • Jesus does not pass judgment on anyone and He forbids us to do so. In fact, we are not to call anything evil.
  • We are to accept and love everyone and anyone “no matter what” they are or do
  • The Bible is meaningless because everyone can interpret it however they want. The only WRONG way to interpret it is literally.

I could cite so many Scriptures that so obviously expose these things as lies. The little book of 1 John for instance. What does this woman think that John meant when he said, for instance:

1Jn 2:3-4 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. (4) Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,

1Jn 2:29 If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.

And what of this? Jesus didn’t judge anyone? Well-

Joh 2:14-16 In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. (15) And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. (16) And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.”

Or what of this –

1Co 5:1-2 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father’s wife. (2) And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.

I have a theory about these kinds of so-called “Christians.” They say they believe the Bible, but when they throw in the “everyone can interpret it differently” line, they are demonstrating that not only do they not believe God’s Word, they don’t even read it. They have certain catch phrases that they blather about over and over, but they dismiss the entirety of Scripture and they are willfully ignorant of it. They actually despise Christ and trample His blood underfoot –

Heb 10:26-29 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, (27) but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. (28) Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. (29) How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?

I told this woman that she is not a Christian if she believes what she is saying. And I told her that her church is a false, counterfeit church and her gospel is a false gospel. And I told her that unless she repents, then on the Day when Christ comes to judge the world in righteousness, she is going to find out that He never knew her.

Do not be duped by the “love and mercy” sounding words of these kinds of people. They will receive everyone who says they are a Christian and really even everyone who doesn’t even make such a claim. Anything goes. Including your abuser’s evil against you. And you? Well, these broad-minded folks will condemn you because you hunger and thirst for justice, and in their theological paradigm, that is the chief sin of all.

 

Appeasing the Wicked is Folly

Psa 37:12-15 The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, (13) but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming. (14) The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose way is upright; (15) their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

In other posts, I have pointed to the attitude in England in the 1930’s leading up to the Second World War. It was called “appeasement” and it was opposed by a very few, Winston Churchill being one. The appeasers basic premise was that no one really wants war. And therefore, if they simply appeased Hitler, eventually he would be satisfied.

They were wrong. Wrong to the tune of millions and millions of deaths in a war that encompassed the globe.

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Why is Our Default Tendency to Focus on “Fixing” the Evil Person Rather than Helping His Victim?

Deu 13:6-10 “If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter or the wife you embrace or your friend who is as your own soul entices you secretly, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which neither you nor your fathers have known, (7) some of the gods of the peoples who are around you, whether near you or far off from you, from the one end of the earth to the other, (8) you shall not yield to him or listen to him, nor shall your eye pity him, nor shall you spare him, nor shall you conceal him. (9) But you shall kill him. Your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. (10) You shall stone him to death with stones, because he sought to draw you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

If you have experienced being the target of a wicked person – a domestic abuser, sexual abuser, sociopath, narcissist, etc. – or if you have followed the stories of abuse victims then you know what I am about to say here is absolutely true. Here it is:

When a case of abuse is exposed, there may initially be some short-lived empathy for the victim, but quite soon the focus of most people familiar with the case will shift. It will shift from the victim to the abuser. It is the evil one who is pitied, counseled, prayed for, and even comforted. And when the victim refuses to enter into that new focus, she is made into the culprit who is standing in the way of the poor abuser being restored.

It’s true. You have seen it over and over and so have I. A great rotation occurs so that north becomes south and south becomes north.

Now, consider what the Lord says in the verses quoted above. Take careful note of what he tells us NOT to do in regard to the evil person:

  • Do not yield to him
  • Do not listen to him
  • Do not pity him
  • Do not spare him
  • And do not protect and conceal him

The Israelites, under the Old Covenant, were in fact commanded to put such a person to death. And EVERYONE was to be in full participation in doing so.

We do not live in that Old Covenant theocracy, and therefore we leave the execution of punishment to the civil authorities God has ordained. Nevertheless, the Lord’s commands to the Jews are also commands to us. Do not listen to him, pity him, spare him, or conceal him. Yet this is exactly what most all people do when evil comes among them and is exposed. And this error (this disobedience of the Lord) is especially common among professing Christians.

“Let’s get him some counseling. Let’s forgive him. Let’s listen to his story of how he was so abused himself as a kid. Let’s not report his evil to the police. Let’s permit him to keep being a congregant in the church.” And on and on it goes.

This is rank rebellion against God’s clear commandments.

Why, we ask, is the lay of the land in such cases sloped toward pity for the abuser? Why is that the direction most everyone drifts toward? Let me suggest that this happens because it is the easy road to travel. Furthermore, helping the guilty one is a way to gain personal acclaim – “just look at how loving and gracious those people are in forbearing with that fellow.” The Apostle Paul rebuked the Corinthians for doing this very thing (see 1 Cor 5).

I saw this very thing happen in our own church a decade ago when an evil wickedness occurred among us. Initially all eyes of pity were on the victim and the victim’s family. But that was quite short lived. Soon the empathy and energy swung over to the perpetrator. Far, far more energy was expended for him than for the victim. And ultimately in fact people left our church in a huff when, in their opinion, we did not show enough “mercy” to the guilty one.

Standing with a victim is far more costly than to conceal and protect and stand with the perpetrator. And I suppose that this is the fundamental reason that it is the perp who gets the pity party rather than the victim.

So, if your eye is on the abuser or the liar/deceiver or the sociopath or molester, it is way past time for you to get your eye off of him and turn your gaze upon his victim. Your eye shall not pity him. THAT is God’s true Word which we are to obey.