Monday, May 16, 2016
Hey Christians...We CAN Judge Others & Here's Why...
I wrote this Facebook note several years ago when a well known bishop's illicit and sinful ways were making headline church-news. Sadly another 'church-leader' has once again fallen into sexual sins and what was done in the dark is once again coming to the light.
Of course we have many misguided, ignorant and gullible Christians who are ready to once again give this 'leader' a Pass and are making comments like "Like he said God haven't Finished with him yet ,and may be we should not Judge and i thank it between him and God ,he do not need to answer to us ,but to God".
This comment was made in response to this article from Christian Post.com
So I thought this would be a good time to revisit my "Hey Christians...We CAN Judge Others" note, cause apparently so many wrongfully believe that all we are supposed to do is "cover our brother and just pray" Many sheeples don't even want to hold these so-called leaders accountable for their actions. They are content with going along to get along, while turning a deaf ear and a blind eye to their sinful ways.
So for those who believe "Judge Not So You Won't Be Judge" is the caveat for Christians who continue to sin and are finally exposed.... please read on, Prayerfully, the eyes of your understanding will be enlightened and you will stop perpetrating this religious falsehood to your family, friends and church members.
FACEBOOK NOTE FROM January 20, 2013 "Hey Christians...We CAN Judge Others & Here's Why" (Here are various responses that illustrate how and why we CAN judge as Christians)
A RESPONSE ABOUT JUDGING OTHERS "For the parties believing that Christians "aren't supposed to judge" Paul says in 1 Corinthians 5:11, "...do not keep company with any man called a brother that is a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one don't even eat."
The bible also tells us to expose darkness - Ephesians 5:11. We are supposed to judge righteously - like our Heavenly Father."
ANOTHER RESPONSE "If I hear "Judge not" from these people that judge everything they want to and when they feel the need to I am going to SCREAM!
If we (Christians) do not judge who-the-heck-is? Many want to quote Matthew 7:1-5 as proof that we shouldn't judge, but yet don't have the full understanding of what those verses are saying.
Matthew 7: 1-5 says: "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."
My understanding from Matt 7:1-5 is that Jesus is saying do not judge so that you will not be judged, but to whom is He speaking? He identifies His audience in verse 5 with the words "Thou hypocrite." Jesus is not forbidding Christians to judge (unless He is calling every Christian a hypocrite). "
"He is warning that we will be held accountable for what we know. In other words, if we know enough about sinful behaviors to tell others that it is wrong, then we have no excuse as to why that sin would be present in our lives. As Jesus says in verse 5, we should cast the beam out of our own eye and then we are in position to point out the fault to others.In truth, God does not forbid us to judge, but He sets up conditions wherein we must judge."
A FINAL RESPONSE "The Bible does not forbid Christians to judge, it gives us conditions when we should or shouldn't judge. If you read Matthew 7:1-5, God is warning that we will be held accountable for what we know. So I can't tell someone not to stop lying, if I have trouble with lying. Or I can't tell them to stop committing adultery, if I am cheating on my husband."
John 7:24 says "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment", meaning I can not judge by my will but of the will under the subjection of the Father, God. That's when discernment comes in. What was the purpose of Paul writing letters to the churches? To correct the Christians because they were disobedient and doing wrong. Thus he quotes in 1st Corinthians 5:12 "What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?"
So after reading these Bible-based responses from other frustrated and fed-up Christians, I no longer allow people to guilt me into believing that I am wrong for calling out aka judging so-called Church leaders who can't seem to GET DELIVERED and STAY DELIVERED from fornicating and/or adultery.
My final response to those who say "Judge Not So You Are Not Judged" is this:
1st Corinthians 6:3 says "Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!". So for all you 'Judge Not' proponents...if we as Born again Spirit filled Believers are going to one day judge angels, why can't we judge: fornicating pastors, bi-sexual bishops, lying prophets and the SUCH??
Please leave your comments below....I would LOVE to hear your take on this.
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