Told Off

No one likes to be criticized. Told off. "Owned."

Judgmental comments and critiques against ourselves are hard to take, but frequently are the result of some person or a group of they themselves being critiqued and bothered by some perhaps-non-justifiably irate other person or group, which gets passed on to us in the overall continuum.

Proverbs 13:20 He who walks with wise men becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Proverbs 23:9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Thank God that He does not non-fairly censor His saints when they boldly and frankly speak out His Biblical precepts against social-issue deviates:

Job 36:5 Hey, God is mighty, and does not despise any; He is mighty in strength of understanding.

Why do the diabolical complain against righteous authors, what those authors have to say, and how they say it?

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.

Proverbs 1:22 How long, gullible ones, will you love being naive? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?
Proverbs 19:29 Condemnation is ready for scoffers, and flogging for the backs of fools.
Proverbs 29:8 Scoffers set a city aflame, but wise men turn away wrath.

Romans 14:10 Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God.

First Corinthians 4:21 What do you wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love in a spirit of gentleness?

Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Look to yourself, lest you too be tempted.
Colossians 4:6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer every one.

Occasionally, such non-pleasant warnings or corrective comments contain at least some element of value, some prediction, some truth - which turns out to be useful for our own well-being and safety:

Acts 21:10 And as we stayed more days, a certain prophet from Judea named Agabus came down.
11 And coming to us, and taking Paul's belt, and binding his hands and feet, he said, The Holy Spirit says these things: So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man whose belt this is, and will deliver him into the hands of the nations.
12 And when we heard these things, both we and those of the place begged him not to go up to Jerusalem.
13 Then Paul answered, What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
14 And he not being persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

I'm sure that Paul was chagrined and embarrassed that Agabus so dramatically and physically warned Paul about Paul's intended travel plans to visit Jerusalem.

Job 5:17 Hey, happy is the man whom God reproves; therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty.

Psalm 141:5 Let a good man strike or rebuke me in kindness, but let the oil of the wicked never anoint my head; for my prayer is continually against their wicked works.

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 3:11 My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline or be weary of His reproof.
Proverbs 13:1 A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
17:10 A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred blows into a fool.
24:25 . . . but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will be upon them.
27:5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
30:6 Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you, and you be found a liar.

Ecclesiastes 7:5 It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools.

Strangely, however, those warnings or criticisms - which generally might be of some benefit in protecting us from dangers we are not presently aware of - are often based upon unfair prejudice or bias from the critic made because of the critic's own cowardly fears of the original bastard-or-bitch complainer or threatened extortion from such, which - again - was imposed upon the authorities in charge of us by futhermucking subversives criticizing because of wicked malice of those problem-instigators imposed against both our critics and then also - consequentially - against ourselves.

For example, a Facebook administrator, police detective, or e-mail hoster might warn some activist author that what the author is communicating to some persons, those persons find extremely noxious and offensive.

In such a case, the author could take the warnings from such authorities seriously to the extent that the author's life and well-being will be enhanced by re-evaluating his choice of words and trying to ascertain what he conveyed to who to cause that complaining sassy-sht whoever to become overtly agitated.

Obviously, though, unless the Facebook administrator, police detective, or e-mail hoster is specific in disclosing the named identity of who all was so intensely offended, the author has no clue as to who exactly to discontinue communication to. After all, the author is not psychic, nor should he be expected to be.

Not only that, but if the author has necessary things to say, should that author be expected to crawl into some hole and never communicate anything anymore to anyone ever again?

First Corinthians 9:16 For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!

First Thessalonians 5:20 . . . do not despise prophesying.

Even though it is [usually?] too much to ask the Facebook administrator, police detective, or e-mail hoster to - as self-appointed[?] pseudo-Omnicient Censor - freely inform the controversial author of every specific thing or things whoever (singular or plural) finds inordinately and intolerably obnoxious, those authorities over us should - in all fairness - realize that the author really, and in all sincere honesty, does not know what those things are either!

How is the controversial author supposed to know who of the first-timers advertised to is going to object to, or not object to, what he has to write to them? Are they in the place of God to perfectly previously know such things?

Leviticus 5:17 If any one sins, doing any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, though he does not know it, yet he is guilty and shall bear his iniquity.
Job 12:3 But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know such things as these?
Ecclesiastes 8:7 For he does not know what is to be, for who can tell him how it will be?
Ecclesiastes 9:1 But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God; whether it is love or hate man does not know. Everything before them is vanity.

What is the sense, then, of being a Christian-doctrines missionary, and is it not reasonable to expect that some used-toilet-tissue goofs will object, while in stark and thankful contrast, the sane and sensible will patiently take mass-mailed non-personal advice and recommendations on the chin like mature adults instead of wimpering and sobbing children?

Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Matthew 28:20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and wow, I am with you always, to the close of the age.

First Timothy 5:20 As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear. Second Timothy 4:2 preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in teaching. Titus 1:13 This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.

Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and every one enters it violently [kicking and screaming]. It is The LORD - not mere mortal humans - who we should fear to incite into criticizing us:

Psalm 6:1 To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments; according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David. "Oh LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, nor chasten me in your wrath."

Psalm 38:1 A Psalm of David, for the memorial offering. "Oh LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, nor chasten me in your wrath!

Actually, it is not fair nor right when some enraged person [more often than not a jew of the same type who got Pilate to crucify Christ and persecuted Paul] bypasses some particularly-legitimately-inflaming author and does not courageously and specifically communicate his or her displeasure directly to that author:

Micah 2:6 "Do not preach" - thus they preach - "one should not preach of such things; disgrace will not overtake us."

Luke 19:39 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples."

. . . and instead (in cowardice, out of demonic fear of counter-strike) goes to some superior third-party supervisor over the author's head, instead of simply sending a letter or e-mail to that author requesting that that author mail or e-mail back the new first-time-communicated-to recipient no more communication and to be removed from the mailing list (with or without final-termination response requested or suggested):

Matthew 18:15 If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.
16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses.
17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a heathen and a tax collector.

Case in point would be Paul's dilemma:

Acts 22:22 And they listened to him until this word, and then they lifted up their voice, saying, "Take such a one from the earth! For it is not fitting that he should live."
23 And as they shouted and tore their garments, and threw dust into the air,
24 the chiliarch commanded him to be brought into the fortress, saying for him to be examined by scourging [like persecuted-by-handcuffed-arrest anti-abortion protesters?], so that he might know why they cried out so against him.
25 And as they stretched him with thongs, Paul said to the centurion who stood by, "Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman and uncondemned?"
26 And hearing, coming near the centurion reported to the chiliarch, saying, "Watch what you are about to do, for this man is a Roman."
27 And coming up the chiliarch said to him, "Tell me, are you a Roman?" And He said, "Yes."
28 And the chiliarch answered, "With a great sum I bought this citizenship." And Paul said, "But I was even born free."[not a Mexican or islamic-terrorist illegal alien]
29 Then immediately, those being about to examine him stood away from him. And the chiliarch also was afraid, fully knowing that he was a Roman, and that he had bound him.
30 On the next day, he desiring to know with certainty why he was accused by the Jews, he freed him from his bonds, and commanded the chief priests and all their Sanhedrin to appear. And bringing Paul down, he set him among them.

Acts 23:1 And looking earnestly on the Sanhedrin, Paul said, Men, brothers, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.
2 And the high priest Ananias commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth. [retained police record now for arrested anti-abortion protesters]
3 Then Paul said to him, "God shall strike you, whitened wall! For do you sit judging me according to the Law, and against law command me to be stricken?"
4 And they who stood by him said, "Do you revile God's high priest?"
5 Then Paul said, "I did not know, brothers, that he was the high priest; for it is written, "You shall not speak evil of the ruler of your people."
6 But when Paul saw that the one part were Sadducees and the other part Pharisees, he cried out in the Sanhedrin, "Men! Brothers! I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee! I am being judged because of the hope and resurrection of the dead."
7 And when he had said this, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees [republicans and democrats, "conservatives" and "liberals, etc."]; and the crowd was divided.
8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess both.
9 And there arose a great cry. And the scribes who were on the Pharisees' side arose and strove, saying, "We find no evil in this man. But if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him, let us not fight against God."
10 And dissension arising, the chiliarch, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and to take him from among them by force, and to bring him into the fortress.
11 And the following night the Lord [Hey, hey!] stood by him and said, "Be of good cheer, Paul, for as you have testified of Me in Jerusalem, so you also must bear witness at Rome."
12 And when it became day, some of the Jews banded together and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul.
13 And they who made this conspiracy were more than forty.
14 And they came to the chief priests and elders and said, "We have bound ourselves under a great curse that we will eat nothing until we have killed Paul.
15 Now therefore you, with the Sanhedrin, inform the chiliarch that he bring him down to you tomorrow, as though you would inquire something more specific regarding him. And we are ready to put him to death before he comes near."
16 And hearing of the ambush, Paul's sister's son, having come near, and entering into the fortress, he reported to Paul.
17 And calling one of the centurions, Paul said, "Bring this young man to the chiliarch, for he has a certain thing to tell him."
18 So he took him and brought him to the chiliarch and said, Paul the prisoner called me and asked me to bring this young man to you, who has something to say to you.
19 And laying hold of his hand, and drawing aside privately, the chiliarch asked him, "What is it that you have to tell me?'
20 And he said, "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down to the Sanhedrin tomorrow, as though they would inquire something more exactly about him.
21 But do not yield to them, for there are more than forty men of them lying in wait for him, who have bound themselves with an oath that they will neither eat nor drink until they have killed him. And now they are ready, looking for a promise from you."
22 So the chiliarch sent away the young man commanding, "Tell no one that you have shown these things to me."
23 And he called two centurions, saying, "Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to Caesarea, and seventy horsemen, and two hundred spearmen, at the third hour of the night. [police witness-protection in police custody]
24 And provide mounts [animals], so that they may set Paul on them and bring him to Felix the governor."
25 And he wrote a letter in this way:
26 "Claudius Lysias, to the most excellent governor Felix, greetings.
27 This man was taken by the Jews and would have been killed by them. Then I came with an army and rescued him, having understood that he was a Roman.
28 And being minded to know the charge for which they accused him, I brought him down to their Sanhedrin;
29 whom I found be accused of questions of their law, and having no charge worthy of death or of bonds.
30 And it being revealed to me that a plot against the man was about to be executed by the Jews, I immediately sent him to you, commanding his accusers also to say before you what they had against him. Farewell."
31 Then, indeed, taking up Paul, as it was commanded them, the soldiers brought him by night to Antipatris.
32 And on the next day they left the horsemen to go with him and returned to the [military] fortress.
33 And when they had come to Caesarea and had delivered the letter to the governor, they presented Paul before him also.
34 And when the governor had read the letter, he asked what province he was from. And when he understood that he was from Cilicia,
35 he said, I will hear you when your accusers have also come. And he commanded him to be kept in Herod's Praetorium.

Acts 24:1 And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders and with a certain orator, Tertullus, who made a statement to the governor against Paul.
2 And being called, Tertullus began to accuse, saying,
3 Since we enjoy great quietness by you, and very worthy deeds are done to this nation due to your forethought, in everything and everywhere, most noble Felix, [Go ahead, you hypocritical a-hole, patronize him] we accept with all thankfulness.
4 But that I not hinder you further [Yeah, hurry it up, goofhead], I beseech you to hear us briefly in your fairness [Oh, SHUT up, Terty].
5 [And here goes with the satanspeak/weaselword false accusation] For we have found this man pestilent, and moving rebellion among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ["hate-crime"] ringleader of the sect [?] of the Nazarenes,
6 who also attempted to [as a "public nuisance"] profane the temple [Oh, really?], whom we took and would have judged according to our law.
7 But the chiliarch Lysias came with much force [blame "police-brutality" cops], taking him away out of our hands,
8 commanding his accusers to come to you. By examining him, you yourself may know about all these things of which we accuse him [and you'd better agree with us, or we will engage in disruptive "civil" disobedience and sue you for "hate-crime" "discrimination"].
9 And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.
10 But the governor motioning to him to speak, Paul answered; Understanding you as being a judge of this nation many years, I cheerfully defend myself as to the things concerning myself.
11 You can know that it is not more than twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to worship.
12 And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, nor making a gathering of a crowd; not even in the synagogues, nor throughout the city.
13 Nor can they prove the things of which they now accuse me.
14 But I confess this to you, that after the Way which they call heresy, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things that are written in the Law and in the Prophets.
15 And I have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and injust.
16 And in this I exercise myself, always to have a blameless conscience toward God and men.
17 And after many years I came to bring alms and offerings to my nation.
18 Among which certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, not with a crowd nor with tumult.
19 These ought to be present before you and to accuse me, if they have anything against me. 20 Or else let these themselves say if they have found anything unjust in me while I stood before the Sanhedrin,
21 unless it may be for this one voice that I cried out standing among them, that regarding a resurrection of the dead I am being judged by you today.
22 And having heard these things, Felix put them off, knowing more accurately of the Way, saying, When Lysias the chiliarch has come down, I will examine the things regarding [not "concerning"] you.
23 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul and to let him have liberty, and not to forbid anyone of his own to minister or come to him.
24 Then after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was a Jewess, he sent for Paul and heard him regarding the faith in Christ.
25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and the Judgment to come, Felix trembled and answered, "Go for this time, but taking time later, I will call for you."
26 He also hoped that silver would be given him by Paul [a little bribe-on-the-side?], that he might free him. Therefore he also frequently sent for him and talked with him.
27 But after two years Felix welcomed a successor, Porcius Festus. And wishing to show a favor to the Jews, Felix left Paul bound.

As you can see, persecution-related things essentially have not changed much in several thousand years from so-called "jews" and others rife and reeking with satanic fervor for promoting, peddling, and perpetuating [hatred-against-women/degrading-women] abortion-murder and contraceptive-sterilization "women's health care," 'save-the-earthworms-but-murder-the-womb-babies' nutcase environmentalists, traitors objecting to election-security identification requirements [misnamed 'voter suppression'], selfish leeches demanding entitlement giveaways to mischievous blacks vandalizing and defacing city streets with ugly gang-territory markings and pushing narcotics [misnamed 'heartlessly with cruel racism discriminating against and depriving the poor and disadvantaged'], and so on.

Many times, such criticisms [from authorities cowering to such accursed subversives conveying injust criticism against a righteous author activist exposing atrocities] should not even be dignified with an answer to those unfairly-condemnatory authorities.

Proverbs 12:16 The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent man ignores an insult.
Proverbs 29:11 A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Second Peter 3:3 First of all you must understand this, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own passions.

Not only that, but if those authorities choosing to cave in to subversive critics voicing complaints result in the saintly author being censured by those authorities, the author will (as Rush Limbaugh discovered) simply be supported by other (and probably this-time honorable) higher authorities of an admirably more gutsy type who themselves can fend off the slander and rants of vile filth and scum . . without the author having to compromise his needed social-issues messages in any way.

After Christ and Paul were besieged by Roman soldiers under duress imposed by disbelieving and jealous satanic jews (but NOT all Jews, of course, were nor are satanic!), the Roman soldiers themselves eventually turned on trouble-causing jews, and it is not unreasonable to assume that Pilate himself (who knew that he had been forced under continued-employment-threat duress, to conspire crucifixion against an innocent Jesus) was one of the chief planners of the destruction of impenitent hell-deserving jews in Rome in 70 A.D., after which was even established The Holy Roman Empire worldwide, which is with us to this day.

To those who say: "You're like a broken record; we've heard it all before. Why do you keep repeating the same old things?" I retort in response:

Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is not irksome to me, and is safe for you.

First Corinthians 13:5 it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful . . .
Titus 3:8 The saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good works; these are excellent and profitable to humans.

Consider both Newt Gingrich and his beloved wife Callista.