Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Biblical Teaching On Judgement

       While it is true that the Scriptures expressly forbid holding other people to standards that are not personally obeyed (Matthew 7:2-5), we still are under the obligation to "judge righteous judgment" (John 7:24). In other words, we need to judge in a fair and morally consistent manner. Hence, theological liberals who misquote the words of our Lord Jesus Christ regarding human judgment are wrong in their attempts to silence faithful Christians who confront them about their erroneous beliefs and practices. Good judgment forms the basis for sound ethics.

       The possession of hypocritical mentalities places people who fit into various categories of unrighteousness in no position to be casting judgment on other people because that would constitute a double-standard. If three robbers are guilty of stealing money from a bank, then how can they point their fingers at each other and claim personal innocence when all three are guilty? 

       This principle applies to all groups of people who partake in different ways of evil. But if the act of judging in itself is intrinsically evil, then we must ask how judges can rightly convict criminals as a result of compiled evidence? Clearly, people can judge because they are in a rightful standing or position to do so. There are rightful times for us to judge and wrongful times for us to be judging.

       This is a basic presentation on biblical teaching regarding judgment. Hopefully, this article can be of assistance to those who are perplexed as to the meaning of that term. There are proper applications of and conditions for judgment. The popular notion that it is morally wrong to judge needs to be refuted because it is simply not. Hypocrisy is a sin. Arrogance is a sin. Lust is a sin. These are real issues that need to be addressed. Only by the grace of God shall we prevail through the principalities and powers of this world.

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