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As far as I am concerned "Compassion" is not a "Christian" organization ! If I were not committed to the support of my sponsored children, I would have nothing to do with you! Any one who knows anything about Christ knows that he taught us to not judge others. However you have the nerve to tell me that I am not a Christian because I do not belong to one of your accepted "christian religions". By making such a statement, you are showing me that you are not a Christian Organization!
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Richard I think that you might find this article useful.

http://www.gotquestions.org/do-not-ju...
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Thank you for your response. I did read the article. I think the article is re affirming my original statement. No real Christian would tell some other Christian that his church was not a Christian Church. Yes, we all have our opinion as to the "true church". However any person who knows that Christ is the Savior and try's to live a Christ like life (including not judging others). is a "Christian".

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You're welcome, Rich. I think you may have misunderstood some parts of the article though. Consider this statement by Jesus himself, "Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” (John 7:24 ESV) So Jesus commands us to judge with right judgement here, but also in Matthew 7 we read "Judge not, that you be not judged." This may cause someone to think, "well, which is it, judge or judge not?" I don't think we see a contradiction in Jesus teaching here, but rather consistency. If you continue reading Matthew 7 you see examples on how to judge properly not to not judge at all (this could start sounding confusing). The very idea of claiming not to judge is to pass the judgement that it's better not to judge and after we realize that it seems silly to tell folks not to judge someone because that's a judgement within itself. I think that maybe what you are trying to get across is some idea of judging wrongly or being judgmental in a way that is against the way Jesus has commanded we judge.

Back to Matthew 7 on how to judge properly. First judge yourself, consider the speck in your own eye before passing judgment on the presumed plank in another. Verse 6 "Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you." We are taught here to judge if it would be wise to share certain information with specific individuals lest they just turn and attack us. Other examples in Matthew 7 on judging properly would be the verses about judging false teachers or judging a tree by its fruit. It's not wrong to judge, but it is important to judge properly.

We live in a culture that tells us "not to judge others" or to be "tolerant of everyone." Both of the statements are self-refuting; the statement not to judge is a statement of judgement and the statement of being tolerant is intolerant of the other person. We need so desperately to have our minds renewed by the Scriptures daily, so that we can think about these things properly (Romans 12). I hope you find some help or encouragement in these words. I'll be praying for you.

And as always let us remember the grace of the Savior who took on the full wrath of God that rightfully should have fallen on us so that we could be made righteous before Him. We were dead in sin, but God in his mercy has made us alive, not because of anything we did, but because out of his great love and to his glory he chose to save undeserving rebels (Eph. 2). Grace and peace to you.
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Hi Richard! I apologize for my delay in replying to you. I'm not sure why you feel that Compassion is not a Christian organization, but I can assure you that we are. We partner with over 5,000 churches worldwide to release children from poverty in Jesus' name. You can view our statement of faith below.

http://www.compassion.com/statement-o...

We believe in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct...

One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory...

The Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit...

The Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ...

The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ...

The Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.