Another bad “top 10 list” from Sojourners

The blog of Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis often runs these “top ten lists” of things Christians shouldn’t say or do, such as 10 Things You Can’t SAY While Following Jesus by Mark Sandlin.  Sandlin is a “progressive Christian,” who predictably gives a list of 10 judgments on others — including his judgment on others who judge!  This time it came in at #4:

 4) It’s okay to judge.

Recently, there has been a rash of Christian bloggers defending their right to judge. I guess it’s a thing. All the cool bloggers are doing it.

Of course it is OK to judge in a proper manner (e.g., John 7:24).  Sandlin judges all the time.  Only he’s the one violating scripture by doing it hypocritically.

Then there is this bit of nonsense saying that if some Bible had a bad translation of a word that we should never appeal to it as the source of truth.  Seems like something a non-Christian would say . . .

3) Because the Bible tells me so (or “it’s in the Bible”).

The King James Bible tells me there are unicorns – 9 times.

I’m sorry, I got distracted. What was it you were telling me about using the Bible to prove a fact?

Satan and Mark Sandlin agree: “Did God really say . . .?”  Yeah, definitely don’t go to God’s word for the final answer on something.  And Sandlin displays his hypocrisy again with this entry.  Where did he get his [bad interpretation of] God’s views on judging?  Like most Leftist Christians, he considers the Bible to be authoritative on the parts he agrees with.

Wallis and Sandlin are not only enemies of the real Gospel, they are unoriginal and repetitive enemies of the Gospel.

6 thoughts on “Another bad “top 10 list” from Sojourners”

  1. So, is it the literal Word of God or not? And if so, what version? And if you choose a version, why that one? Why not the books that were left out? Perhaps most organized religion’s views that the book is a guide is a good place to start? Or, if you place the value in the written word, perhaps the Koran, which was checked by its author, might be a better place to start than a book written and collated hundreds of years after its oral history began. And, this is not from an atheist- not that atheists lie any more than believers- hence the whole concept of us being sinners…


    1. The original writings were the word of God and have been faithfully and accurately transmitted to us (even atheist textual critics will argue strenuously on what the originals “really” said). The Koran is false on many levels. It denies the crucifixion, that nearly every historian agrees happened. It says the word of God can’t be corrupted and says the Bible is the word of God, but then disagrees with it. And so on.


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