Question:

I have read at length the questions and answers posted on your site. It appears that the person or personswriting the responses is a fraud, as he/she does not truly respond with understanding or love, as clearly directed in the Bible. Those were the teachings of Christ,not judgmental comments aboutpeople's troubles. When someone takes the time to write for some help, it is sinful to respond with the kind ofcondescending disdain I have read in your answers, especially when they are trying to understand the way of the church of Christ. Truly Christian action requires great courage of kindness and love, reaching out to those who may be bewildered. It is for this reason that I continually eschew your "church" as it has become a means for those who have no sense of God to lash out at others who are struggling with the same unknowns, and to laud a kind of superiority over others, which is more demonic than it is Christ-like. We are all on this earth, human, with failings and sins and seeking a right way toward the greater goodness of God. Until you and yours truly embrace this, and humble yourselves before God, you will not find the salvation you seek. Christ only became angry when his teachings were misused for power. To try to influence others into feeling bad about their questions instead of helping them with guidance is an abuse of humanity. The anger here is because of that power abuse leaking out from the lines of just about every answer you provide to others, simplyasking for answers, questioning their experiences, trying to make sense of what is confusing. All of the individuals looking to you for guidance deserve that, instead of the cruel lashing out you provide.


Answer:

And this is an example of kind, non-judgmental advice? "Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove the speck from your eye'; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye" (Matthew 7:1-5).

Notice that the only point is "I don't like how you answer." There is no reference to any particular answer. There is no constructive criticism, only a poor attempt at tearing someone down. There is no use of Scripture, but then there is no point to back up anyway. "Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another" (Romans 14:19).

"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you" (Matthew 5:10-12).