Should I Judge Another Person?

Well – we are constantly told the answer is no by non-Christians and Christians alike… but what does the Bible say? It’s clear. We are to judge but to judge righteously and JUSTLY! The word ‘justly’ being all important, and of course to get this right is far more difficult than it sounds relying on our own understanding and clouded by our own sin.

We should never judge a book by it’s cover, but what if we need to make an educated judgement about what kind of person someone is by assessing their deeds, actions and the words they speak (for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh) for ours and others protection, it must be done in complete humility, submission and by calling upon God’s Holy Spirit for guidance.

However if we are asking the question; “should Christians judge a person’s eternal salvation?” – common sense says the answer has to be no way! That and that alone is up to God. So this kind of judgement I believe, is what The Bible is talking about when it says; “judge not, lest you be judged.” There is no contradiction, as always it’s about context. And if in one place the Bible tells us to judge righteously – and in another it says judge not – we must find the context and read all around these two statements since both are the inspired word of God and both must be correct in their proper context.

In The Bible it appears that it’s OK to make judgements on a person’s actions righteously – but NOT their heart or eternal salvation

As always – I could be wrong but this is certainly my understanding of the ‘to judge or not to judge’ issue. The fact is – we all make small judgments all day long about people’s behaviour according to what we hear and see them doing – in fact it’s unavoidable and part of life. So when The Bible says ‘judge not’ I surely it has to be talking about not judging someone’s heart, motives or place in heaven. In any case – there by the grace of God go I.

Which Bible Version Should I Read?

The question should really be; “which Bibles shouldn’t I read?” Well, as young and new Christian I was always being told that all Bible versions were good-to-go and useful for getting different perspectives (as if we need to be confused from the start about what the text is saying).

However my experience was different and for many years  was disturbed by the fact that I kept reading contradictions in my NIV – even more frustrating was that I could not put a finger on what the problem was – until that is – I finally got the guts to read the book everyone said was ‘too hard to read’ (but turned out not to be the case at all).

http://www.wayoflife.org/database/menwhoforesaw.html

How Can I Sleep Better?

Well most of us these days are on the lifestyle equivalent of ‘speed’ when it comes to the way we treat our bodies when it comes to creating the right conditions for good sleep – by not switching of either our devices or our bodies until two minutes before we attempt to go to sleep.

Advice and help with insomnia – switch off your devices and stop working in tune with nature

The following video restates what we all know instinctively but have all but forgotten – namely that we are designed to sleep in the dark and work when it’s light!.. but restate this we must as most of us never switch off our devices and lives until late at night and wonder why we lay awake all night or when we do sleep its not deep – refreshing sleep. I’ll let the maker of the following video – a Christian who is a health expert explain better that I can.

How to Face The Future When Your Husband or Wife Dies

Here is a little video I found that may help you if you are looking for help or advice on how to face life when your husband or wife dies and leaves you on your own alone. This can be extremely daunting for anyone – especially if you have little or no family and especially you are old – something that very few people even consider will ever happen to them – but it can happen to any of us. Watch this short section of this video and I hope it blesses you and gives you the strength to carry on after bereavement.

How Do I Spot a Dating Scammer?

Online dating scams are so prevalent these days that many people are actually scared to use the Internet to find a soulmate. Just look at the uproar surrounding the generally believed to be safe, and the world’s largest dating site ‘Match.com’ for an idea of how ‘good’ things can go bad. To be frank – almost all dating sites and matchmaking services are set up purely for profit and because of this, website owners in the main don’t really care about individuals – you – or your safety. They are interested in their wallet.

The problem of romance scammers is most prevalent on free dating websites since there is no budget to weed out or vet individuals (there is one exception – the free site www.fusion101.com – owned and run by Christians and setup – purely to help Christian singles get married!)

Having said that, if you use a decent pay service – that will straight away eliminate a good proportion of scammers that are abroad – but of course it won’t protect you from people who can afford to pay but still have suspect motives and are looking for hookups and all the rest (if you are Christian and use a genuine Christian singles owned and run website you may be spared of much of this as the people on there in the main will be God fearing folk looking for like-minded people).

Spotting Internet Dating Scammers and Dating Con Artists

Below is a link to very in-depth guide as to how you can use the web to meet new singles and stay safe online.  Make sure you read all the way down to the end as there are some bullet points that will make you pretty scam-proof once you have read them! Of course – you can avoid any financial cons and con-artists by making a rule RIGHT NOW to NEVER send money online to anyone you meet on the web. This may not save you some heartache and time wasted but it will save your bank account being raided by unscrupulous people. God bless you and here is there article; How to stop romace scammers

Is Travel Insurance a Legal Requirement When You Go Abroad?

Are you legally required to have travel insurance when you travel abroad? According to most websites I checked absolutely not… I mean it’s YOU that are taking the risk right? However it is well worth looking at if you are doing anything physical sporty and a definite requirement though not legal for skiing – you’d be nuts not to get some health insurance there. But for some non-active holidays – I would actually consider skipping it in some cases – but it’s your decision so do some research into the best insurance prices and deals and what is actually recommended and not overkill to insure for!

Insurance companies are in it for the money – not the love!

But remember when you buy it – they have all the boxes by default ticked that can bump up the insurance price loads – I even had a box pre-ticked saying they would straighten out my teeth if necessary and this added another £X quid on top of my skiing trip. By the time I had un-checked the ridiculous superfluous stuff – I was down to half the price my travelling companion had already paid for his! So do a bit of checking and reading and unchecking of unnecessary cover. Remember – insurance companies are in it for the money – not the love!

Here’s a link with more info on this: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=364002