“All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions.” The above quote by George Bernard Shaw is nothing but the truth.
“Judge not, that ye be not judged.”
Yes, we tend to misconstrue this quote because we’ve refused to consider it literally.
The Bible admonished that we do not judge so we would not be judged. The literal and otherwise interpretation is that if you judge you’d be judged. Do as you’d unto others that would be done unto you. Now, if you’re okay with being judged, well and good, but do not forget you’d be judged too. What’s bad about that? What’s difficult to understand there? If you know your hands are clean, cast the stone. Is it not said that he who comes to equity must come with clean hands? Some of us criticizing know that we stand liable for criticism when the time comes. We have agreed to live with that, for there’s nothing bad about that.
The Bible records God’s children judging from Genesis to Revelation. The likes of Moses, Stephen, Elijah, Paul, John the baptist, Peter and so many of God’s children that understood what it takes to judge, judged, and they did it effectively. So, why the issue about judging?
“Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm.” should be as simple as ABC, but it amazes me why we’ve chosen to take it for what it is not. We are all God’s anointed and his prophets, too, so long as we have his calling and approval.
God’s anointed and prophets are not limited to pastors and the likes. So long as you have the mandate to speak for God, you’re his prophet and his anointed, and no one has the right to touch you. This is an injunction in the Bible. Acts 1:8
New International Version (NIV). But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. If Christians believe in the above quotation from the Bible, they’d understand who an anointed and a prophet of God is.
It’s high time we studied to show ourselves approved as a workman that needs not be ashamed, but rightly dividing the word of truth. I’m speaking of 2 Timothy 2:15.
He that has ears to hear let him hear.