Here and now we can refuse to be distracted by everything that holds us back and wants to point to our failures, because we know we have already been judged, and have been found righteous.
I know others who may think one day, when they are older, they will settle down and get religion like their parents or grandparents. Perhaps even our Technician thought that at one time or another.
How much more I would rather hear Him say "You are forgiven", rather than to see vengeance taken out on the person I hated, and to then have judgement fall on me instead.
A Walk Through the New Testament: Matthew Chapter 7
As Christians, our ability to accurately judge and thereby speak truth without condemnation so that the person in front of us has a clear vision of Jesus is critical, as it may be the only way a person can fully understand that what they hold on to so tightly pales in comparison.
When you live within the realm of God's kingdom, you are not abandoning one idea in order to adhere to another. Instead, your actions honor God and align fully and always with His purpose and for His glory upon this earth.