July 14, 2023

Can Christians Ever Judge?

Can Christians ever judge? Or are we supposed to suspend all critical thinking, avoid all accountability, and discard all discernment? What does the Bible have to say about judgment? Well, that’s what we’re going to consider this coming Sunday.

It’s true, the Bible does say, “Judge not lest ye be judged.” (Matthew 7:1) However, that’s probably one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly applied Scriptures of all. Jesus doesn’t forbid all moral judgment; rather, He forbids hypocritical judgment that condemns others without first evaluating one’s own spiritual condition and commitment to forsake sin.

I hope you can join us this coming Sunday as we dig into Matthew 7:1-5.

Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. 2 For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.  3 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 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.

Still learning to judge correctly,

pastor jamie