St. Dallas on Judgment (again…just one more time?)

We’ve moved on from this issue of judgment but I was reminded of this quote of Dallas Willard’s and felt it wise to include it again. His book The Divine Conspiracy has been around quite awhile. Its impact is still being felt.

Although he (Jesus) certainly let his condemnation fall upon self-righteous and deeply corrupted leaders, we never see it in other contexts. And we can trust him to express it appropriately toward such people, though we ourselves could rarely if ever do so. Anger and condemnation, like vengeance, are safely left to God. We must beware of believing that it is okay for us to codnemn as long as we are condemning the right things. It is not so simple as all that. I can trust Jesus to go into the temple and drive out those who were profiting from religion, beating them with a rope. I cannot trust myself to do so. – The Divine Conspiracy, 221

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