It's easy to look at the Bible and see God's judgment in certain circumstances as harsh or unfair or simply over-reactive. One part of the Bible where this often happens is in Numbers 15:32-36. In this verse, God actually commands the Israelites to kill somebody with stones because he was picking up sticks.
It's become increasingly popular to love Jesus but hate other Christians. After all, there is no doubt that Christians can be judgmental. As a result, our knee-jerk reaction may be to distance ourselves from other Christians. But in our effort to back away from the perilous cliff called judgment, we can easily stumble backward over the other side of it.
We live in an age of love that has overcome judgment. So if we want to hold onto God, do we need to forget about God's judgment or downplay it? I mean, isn't judgment old testament stuff? Doesn't Jesus say it's wrong to judge?