If James Dobson is such a Christian, why is he calling for the U.S. to go to war with Iran? If he so focused on the family, why isn't he focused on the family that is the whole of humanity. Jesus teaches that the real family consists of all those who do the will of God and that the will of God is for everyone to take care of everyone else including stranger and those who call one enemy. Dobson doesn't believe in that. Therefore, he's not of Jesus's real family. He's of the other family, the family of falsehoods. He's for fractionalizing the real. He's the thief who enters in the second story window rather than the strait gate (Jesus's teaching is the strait gate) to break up even the strongman's house. It is this distinction that Jesus set to divide the sheep (his flock) from the goats (Satan-Lucifer's followers). Quit calling Dobson a Christian. He is not a Christian.
Do we judge and condemn him? The truth judges him, and I do not condemn him. What do we want for him? I want him to turn from advocating violence. I want him to drop his stone out of the conviction of his conscience that if he stones the Iranians for whatever sin he sees in them, then for whatever sin or iniquity is in him will be the justification for the angels of darkness stoning him. Whatever he metes out will be meted out to him.
What of our warning? Where does it place us? It is the standard by which I will be judged. I wish to be warmed for being violent, greedy, depraved, or doing any other things that offend God and run contrary to his will. It's the Golden Rule we are applying to James Dobson. We are the watchmen sounding the alarm so that James and his followers will wake up and not be broken into to have their already broken up houses broken up even further but will rather come together in the real Holy Spirit who is God.
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And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)