Judge not lest ye be judged, Christians and Judgement?
Topic: How to write a spiritual testimony
November 21, 2019 / By Washington Question:
so what does that mean?
always With the ones who profess to be Christian or the atheists (my fav, having been one for more than half my life) or what ever, so I ask you what does the Bible actually say about Judging others, IN CONTEXT?
those who hate the Lord
Yes the scriptures give different “advice” or “commands” or “suggestions” what ever to each group
Now I am looking for scripture in context here and not ones pertaining to love your enemy or pray for those who hate you and spitefully use you (one of my personal favs’ and motto) but just ones on Judgment or judging
For example: I will start if that helps
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam [is] in thine own eye?
Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
Best Answers: Judge not lest ye be judged, Christians and Judgement?
Ryley | 8 days ago
The TEXT always dictates the Context. Jesus spoke this to People who were Affected by the Pharisees and their Wrong Teaching of The Tradition of the Elder instead of... The Scriptures, the Word of God!
Christians are COMMANDED to Judge! IF God in His Word says something is Wrong / Sin, then It is So! Pointing that OUT is Not JUDGING!
It is Written....
(1Corinthians 5:1-to-6) On the whole it is reported that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not even named among the nations, so as one to have his father's wife.
(1Cor 5:2) And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, so that he who has done this deed may be taken from your midst.
(1Cor 5:3) For as being absent in body but present in spirit, I indeed have judged already as though I were present concerning him who worked out this thing;
(1Cor 5:4) in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, with my spirit; also, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ;
(1Cor 5:5) to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
(1Cor 5:6) Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?
Adultery in that Church HAD to be Judged, or the Contamination would spread. Hence, 1Cor 5:5.
MORE Complex Answer:
(Isaiah 5:20) Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
(Isaiah 8:20) To the Law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this Word, it is because no light is in them.
(1Corinthians 2:15) But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged by no one.
Thanks for Asking! RR
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It means I should try my best to understand; because I can judge nothing I do not understand. Sometimes I do this well and it is a triumph for both of us. Sometimes I do this well and it is something I wish I did not see. Sometimes I do this poorly and it is a funny 'truth'. Sometimes I do this poorly and make an @ss of myself. But I am always willing to consider an appeal. It is the same process I subject myself to - and try to judge the judgment passed on me as well. Going to heaven or hell does not rest within my judgment no matter what I decide about anything for others - I am not even certain that it matters how I judge myself. That is God's decision. MY judgments I question - I trust God's judgments.
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I suppose Jesus would have a right to judge since he had no sin. He Judged all the groups of his day, the scribes, pharisees, the sadduces. He even drove out the money changers with a little whip he made a over turned the tables in the temple. I believe in Jesus. I follow his example. I am not worthy to throw stones at anyone.
If something was wrong with your clothes like a zipper or button undone would it be judging if I pointed it out if you didn't know? I am just trying to point out that the spiritual clothes poeple have on is a problem. It needs fixed
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I think a aspect is often neglected in accusation of "judgment". Often it is not judgment that is being levied but warnings. While I am not their judge.....God is. They throw the "don't judge" thing about as if God is going to have a softer heart than I would about the subject. Such is a gross misunderstanding of God. God does not understand rebellion and shows it no mercy. He is the Just Judge and the Holy of Holy, and He promises that He will meet justice to the last cent. I on the other hand fully understand it for I struggle with it continually (daily....hourly). (IE. If you think I am harsh in my thinking.....just wait....you aint seen nothing yet).
Pointing out what God has condemned is not judgment.....it is a warning. To believe people are beyond any redemption however is not for us to determine.
For those who have no fear of God and believe He will understand their sins (thinking me full of crap)....I would suggest rereading the Scriptures....but if you come away still believing that....then what would they care what I, God, or anyone else would have to say about it anyways. I have no power over them, and God is supposedly cool with it. If such is the case they have nothing to fear.
I do think we also need to be careful not to be pointing our noses down on people and pretend we just can't understand their sin. We all know that is not the case. We all have some understanding even about the worst sins we can imagine. We are corrupt and our natures are polluted. We should not pretend we are of a different nature, or somehow better than those in our same state of things. I am not suggesting we embrace the unrepentant, or sin itself....but we need to always recognize.....but for the grace of God go I.
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Simply put, judging is God's job and not a Christians. We are called to point out when people are going against God's word, however there is a fine line between doing that and judging people. If I tell you that homosexuality is wrong, I am passing on God's Word. But if I tell you that you will go to Hell for doing it, then I have crossed the line. That is not my decision to make.
Unfortunately many Christians do cross that line and it gives the rest of us a bad name. Those that cross the line need to study the Word a bit harder.
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"First...then..." indicates that judgment MUST be done from a TRUE standard.
Jesus DOES NOT SAY that we are to IGNORE the speck, but to HELP the person with it AFTER making sure that WE can see CLEARLY.
Paul COMMANDS us to judge in 1Corinthians 5...
1Co 5:12 It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning. 13 God will judge those on the outside; but as the Scriptures say, “You must remove the evil person from among you.”
The statements often quoted about NOT judging share the contextual thread I pointed out from Matthew 7:5...
"Hypocrite! FIRST get rid of the log in your own eye; THEN you will see well enough to DEAL WITH the speck in your friend’s eye."
Again, Jesus didn't say "don't deal with the speck," but directed that we deal with it ONLY when we can "see clearly."
Clearly, it is an ABUSE of this context to make a blanket statement that a Christian is NEVER right to judge.
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Did someone judge you or someone you know? I see by what you wrote you don't understand the subject, It would take a great deal of space to cover the subject properly, which is what you deserve. I hope a few examples will do. Jesus confronted sinners like the women at the well, or the religious leaders etc. Believers are told to judge in the word by what Jesus said about judging a tree by it's fruit. In order to keep our familys safe we must judge others by their threating behavior, or questionable reactions, or where we find them. There are many jobs also which require us to judge people for the good of our country or state, or city. Like a police officer, jail officer, troop, etc. When Jesus speaks on the subject of judgement, recall what He said to one person. Who made me the judge of you, the son of man came to save not to judge.--------13 ¶And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
14 And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? ---------Jesus is talking about not judging property rights here, because He came for a more important reason. (Sorry that's all the time I am willing to give without knowing why you ask)
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Originally Answered: Judged unfairly?
I stepped between the HS stud-jock who was slapping (bullying) a retarded student and the coach saw us so we both were paddled. But, I believe the "defensive of another" concept of adult law applied and I should not have been paddled. but, I told the coach after the paddling that I'd do it again.
I am not often afarid of admitting to making a mistake. I have been ashmed thos time I have acted in a tortful or illegal way. Speeding, cutting corners on taxes.