Calling Others Idiots
In Matthew 5:21-22 Jesus Christ sovereignly decrees that the destination of those who call others idiots is eternal punishment in hell. Please note, all you Calvinists out there, that this is a sovereign decree and as such you have no option whatsoever but to take it very serious. This is how the Amplified Bible translates it:
“You have heard that it was said to the men of old, You shall not kill, and whoever kills shall be liable to and unable to escape the punishment imposed by the court. But I say to you that everyone who continues to be angry with his brother or harbors malice (enmity of heart) against him shall be liable to and unable to escape the punishment imposed by the court; and whoever speaks contemptuously and insultingly to his brother shall be liable to and unable to escape the punishment imposed by the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, You cursed fool! [You empty-headed idiot!] shall be liable to and unable to escape the hell (Gehenna) of fire.” (Matthew 5:21-22)
The adherents to the so-called doctrines of grace (which is really Calvinism in disguise) would immediately tell you that Jesus did not refer to any Tom (this is coincidentally also my name), Dick and Harry, but to your brothers and sisters in Christ, i.e. the elect. Therefore the verse should really read as follows:
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his elect brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his elect brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool [“moros”, idiot] shall be in danger of hell fire. (Matthew 5:21-22).
Henceforth, Calvinists are free to call the non-elect, unbelievers and the reprobate who’d allegedly been chosen to go to hell before the foundation of the world, idiots without having to fear an eternity in hell themselves (see here). The only problem is that they don’t know who the elect are which makes them one hundred percent fit for Jesus’ judgement in Matthew 5 because they may be calling a potential elect person an idiot. If that doesn’t put the fear of God in those who call others idiots, then I don’t know what will.
Who are the ones who dare to call others idiots without the slightest compunction and fear of God and his righteous judgments? Listen up, the ones who call others idiots are also those who teach Christians to hate unbelievers, the reprobate, the non-elect, non-Calvinists and the what nots. You see, it works like this: It becomes second nature to call others idiots when you hate other people. It’s as easy as that.