I HAVE TO SAY I'M GLAD CHRISTMAS IS OVER because I'm tired of seeing all the viciousness aimed at Christians by certain supposed Torah observant types who clearly view themselves as being the only perfect people on the planet.
They verbally rip to shreds those who are not yet on the same plane as they are, and attempt to give everyone a "biblical concussion" (peppered with plenty of personal opinion!) while never hesitating to lord their self-perceived superiority over those they perceive as "inferior" in Bible knowledge.
Most of their posts reflect nothing but pride, arrogance and haughtiness as they spend their time telling everyone else what to do ... clearly never realizing that, by their ungodly behavior, they are proving to the world that they aren't actually bothering to "walk the walk" themselves!
Did you know that ADONAI HATES negative behavior? Take a look at some of the passages revealing that fact:
Proverbs 6: 16 There are six things ADONAI hates, seven which he detests: 17 a haughty look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that plots wicked schemes, feet swift in running to do evil, 19 a false witness who lies with every breath, and him who sows strife among brothers. (CJB)
Titus 1:7: 7 For an overseer, as someone entrusted with God’s affairs, must be blameless — he must not be self-willed or quick-tempered, he must not drink excessively, get into fights or be greedy for dishonest gain. 8 On the contrary, he must be hospitable, devoted to good, sober-mindedness, uprightness, holiness and self-control. 9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy Message that agrees with the doctrine; so that by his sound teaching he will be able to exhort and encourage, and also to refute those who speak against it. (CJB)
James 4:1-2: 1. Let there not be many teachers among you, my Brothers; knowing that as such we will receive a more severe judgment. 2. For we all offend in many things. Whoever does not offend in discourse is a perfect man who can also keep his whole body in servitude. (AENT)
James 6: 6. Now the tongue is a fire, and the world of sin is like a forest. And this tongue, which is one among our members, corrupts our whole body; and it inflames the series of our generations that roll on like a wheel; and it is itself on fire. 7. For all natures of beasts and birds and reptiles of the sea or land are dominated by the nature of man. 8. But the tongue has no one been able to tame: it is an evil thing, unruly and full of deadly poison. 9. For with it, we bless Master YHWH and Father; and with it we curse men who were made in the image of Elohim: 10. and from the same mouth issues forth curses and blessings. (AENT)
Luke 20: 45. And while all of the people were listening, he said to his disciples, 46. Beware of the scribes who desire to walk in long robes and love a greeting in the public square and the chief seats in the assembly and the chief places at banquets. 47. Those who devour the houses of widows with the pretense of prolonging their prayers, they will receive a greater judgment. (AENT)
Proverbs 20:3: Avoiding quarrels brings a person honor; for any fool can explode in anger. (CJB)
Proverbs 21:4 Haughty looks, a proud heart -what the wicked plow is sin.(CJB)
Romans 12:16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. (CJB)
There are many more scriptures such as the above”; but you get the gist. If you know people like this personally (or here on Facebook), gently remind them that their behavior is not only anti-Torah, but also goes against everything Yeshua taught.
If they refuse your gentle nudge, or become belligerent, just let them be. Disassociate yourself and shake the dust from your sandals. Turn them over to ADONAI and keep them in your prayers. They’re not your problem and they’re not worth your time and energy.