Jessa Duggar Blasts Her Critics in a Scathing Post About Judgment

Whoa. We've always known that Jessa Duggar is a bit more outspoken than her other older siblings, but this lady just went balls to the wall (not a phrase she'd use, I'm sure) calling out her critics on Facebook. She dared to bring up sin, judgment, and hell -- and what it all means for those who don't believe in the God of the Bible. Jessa declared that other people's gods don't exist, and they're doomed to hell if they don't start believing in the Bible.

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The 19 Kids and Counting star did not hold back in a lengthy Facebook post on Wednesday, February 25, in which she claimed:

I will speak to you a hard truth ... I do not write this because I think that it will bring me popularity. It won't. But it is Truth from the Word of God: the Bible. To not tell people this is to hide the truth from them. To keep silent is to not care for their eternal destiny! I care about you, and this is why I am speaking out!

She specifically called out the misuse of Matthew 7:1, which talks about not judging others.

Whenever someone speaks out against something that God calls sin, "Don't judge!" can be heard coming from a thousand lips. People don't like to have other people disapprove of the way they're choosing to live their life. People are content to live on in lying, cursing, pride, anger, bitterness, disrespecting of parents, lust, pornography, fornication, adultery, and other sexual sins -- and if anyone tries to confront them, their attitude and response is, "You live your life, I'll live mine. Don't you tell me what to do! Only God can judge me!" But when unbelieving, sinful men die and stand before God, He justly condemns them to hell.

Jessa addressed the concept of "a loving God, not one who would send people to hell," by saying that belief is unbiblical.

The person speaking this is right -- their god is not angry with them. He can't be, because he doesn't exist. They are not talking about the God of the Bible. They have created a god in their own mind to suit themselves. They have removed any notion of the Justice of God, and have created a god of their imagination that they can be comfortable with. The Bible teaches that God is a Just Judge, and He must punish sin. Every one of us have broken God's law, and hell is our deserved punishment. (Unless you're reading some very distorted 'translation' of the Bible, you cannot get around the fact that there is a hell).

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It wasn't all doom and gloom though. Jessa did offer a message of hope. She wrote:

Read what God has done so that you and I might be forgiven of our sins and saved from the punishment we deserve: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him ..."

I totally get where she's coming from. I remember being so on fire for Christ at one point in my life that I had no problem telling people I believed in a hell they would go to if they didn't believe in the Jesus of the Bible. I truly wanted to save every soul I could, and while I didn't want to "scare" them, I definitely thought they deserved to hear the truth as I knew it.

I believe in a gentler approach now, after years of having my own faith called out and questioned. I still love Jesus. I still believe in the Bible. But now I believe people who are seeking don't need to hear that the god they believe in doesn't exist, or that they're destined for Hell unless they repent at this very instant. 

Jessa is obviously just trying to share her faith, but from experience here, she'd be wise to refrain from condemning anyone. After all, there is that Bible verse about not judging others for a reason ...

Do you think Jessa was on point or out of line with this post?

 

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