To Judge or Not to Judge, That is the Question…

Mark (Kelli‘s Husband) at Ponderings, Musings, and Other Random Thoughts… posted a comment on Rick Pino – “Christian Worship Leader”??.

His post grew into a post (like mine have before).

To Judge or Not to Judge, That is the Question…

Matthew 7:1-5- Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, Let me take the speck out of your eye, and behold, the log is in your own eye? Your hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

Now, do these verses teach that we are not supposed to judge in any way? Can we not say anything that is perceived as negative to anybody? In other words, can we ever tell anybody that they are wrong? Let’s get to the bottom of this judging thing. Let’s begin by looking at what these verses do not mean. Then we will see what they do mean.

He then covers many verses that deal with sin and judgment. Between subjects like modesty and the “Bama Twins” and Rick Pino, I have found most who claim to be Christians are not willing to have anyone question anything they do. They twist “judge not” in to one of the most mistreated, misused and most quoted verses in the Bible. Right along with “God is Love” and “the Lord looketh on the heart“. They are all used to excuse any manner of sin because of the reasoning given that “A Loving God looks at the heart and would not judge them, nor should anyone else.”


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