Which religion should I convert to?
Justifying the wicked has nothing to do with final judgement along with the condemning of the just. Human justice and the judgements of God are two very and distinct differences. Reason and logic tells us to stay out of God's judgmental business. Not judging is written abundantly in the Bible. Even your quote by John. "righteous judgement" only means as you would perceive another as you would liked to be perceived yourself if you where in there shoes. "fairly" This quote you use by John has nothing to do with heavenly judgments except on how you will be judged in the end times. That judgement will not be by man ! The quote you posted, may be by Christ but the decision on how it is being used is yours.
This last line on how we use the quotes by Christ is by decision. How we make our decisions is on how we perceive things. Our decisions can be wrong but the verse is still the truth as written.
Most of the debates on here our based on our perception on how we read the written word vs., how we understand it’s meaning. To say there can only be one meaning is just plain false !
Understanding this, leaves for open and honest discussion. Just knowing that my decision could be a wrong one and looking to see the perspective of another. Others may have thoughts you never dreamt of. Knowing that you personally can be wrong, leaves the door open to others, this contributes to the fact that others our welcome into your house. There thoughts our welcome in your house. Again, the decision on who comes in, is yours. Not everyone is welcome under the pretext of "righteous judgement." As you would like to be treated.
Yechiel I think you are 100% correct when it comes to the importance of brief statement and brief rebuttals when at all possible. "We find long, endurance trails tend to cancel the message."
I agree with this statement. I always have.
I sometimes believe in the 50-50-90 rule: Any time you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong. So why push your luck ?