Judge righteous judgment
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“Jesus=only way into Heaven”
Since: Nov 12
saved by grace through faith
Quote from excellent link:
"Is It Right to Judge?
How many times have you heard someone whine,“Judge not, that ye be not judged?” This verse of Scripture from Matthew 7:1 is often quoted out of context by people who are terrified at the idea of someone preaching against sin or pointing out any form of error in anyone, especially in themselves.
As I stood in a voting line one day I overheard a woman justifying her foolish choice for president by saying,“Well, we aren’t supposed to judge.” Imagine that! Choosing NOT to judge a political candidate on election day! No wonder our nation is in such a mess!
As for Matthew 7:1, the context (verses 1-5) allows judging after you have first judged YOURSELF. Jesus did not make a blanket statement against judgment. He simply pointed out a RULE for judging.
Now, the word “judge” in its various forms (judgeth, judging, judgment, judges, etc) is found over 700 times in God’s word. One whole book of the Bible is titled “Judges” for it was written at a time when God raised up judges to lead His people.
As we are about to see, God EXPECTS His people to judge. In fact, you are sinning against God if you refuse to judge!(Read that again, please)"
God Expects Us to Judge.....
Since: Jun 10
Note: the prohibited judging, as quoted in the gospel, is that judging wich some inflict upon another, as retribution for their sins. This is what Jesus prohibited: all other judging is permitted.
- The Gospel is not the way you like to see it: it is the way it is.
- Jesus taught those who follow him only to Preach what he taught them - for they can never Teach you.
Calling The Unbeliever, Confronting The Lukewarm, Exposing The Hypocrite
Do Not Follow Men, Nor Churches! Come to Christ, says God!
- Murder: the unauthorized (by God) killing of a creature
- Killing: the authorized (by God) putting to death of a creature
- Judging: In Christianity, the prohibited 'judging' is to execute a penalty upon another as retribution for their sins.
- CO1 5: 12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
“Only Biblical methods will”
Since: Apr 10
bring others to Christ
We are permitted to judge, rebuke, correct and guide other Christians if they accept Biblical guidance. If another Christian refuses guidance twice, then we are implement Titus 3:9-11 so the damage to our relationship with is limited for when they choose to come back into the fold of Christ. Then we only have two transgressions to forgive rather than a lot. Two is easier to forgive than 30, 50 or more.
We are prohibited from judging or correcting non-Christians (correction cannot be done until judgement has been completed). The Bible is very clear on how we are to interact with non-Christians. We are to pray for them, share the Good news message until they reject it, live peacefully with them as best as we can, and we are to live our lives as Christ commands so they may see our peace, joy and love and want what we have. We are to offer the Good News message to non-Christians, and if they accept Christ, then we can help guide them to follow God's laws and the Holy Spirit's guidance. Until they accept Christ, they are outside our realm of judgement/correction.
1 Corinthians 5:9-13 NIV
9 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— 10 not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. 11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister[c] but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.
12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13 God will judge those outside.“Expel the wicked person from among you.”
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