“Depart from me, you evildoers!
For I will keep the commandments of my God.”
If David were alive today and made that statement in public, these are some of the responses he would receive from Christians:
Christian #1: “You’re judging!”
Christian #2: “You’re spreading hate! We have to love everybody!”
Christian #3: “I am greatly offended!”
Christian #4: “How can you reach the lost for Jesus if you chase them away? You have to forgive and show them love!”
Christian #5: “Now David, what would Jesus do?”
To answer the last question, we don’t know what Jesus would do if he were here, but we know what he is going to do in the Final Judgment. He is going to tell evildoers, “Depart from me, you workers of iniquity!” and then cast them into the Lake of Fire to suffer eternal damnation.
It’s better for us to be enough like Jesus to send them away from us than to worry so much about hurting their feelings that we do them no good at all.