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AA- your answer is totally contrary to scripture, is a doctrine of man and totally contrary to scripture. you are correct it is philophy. but this is the Christian section. see below
He said in the church or in the world. I am part of the world. I am (happily) not part of your church. Catch the in the world part. He is not limiting answers just to scripture.
God did say judge them by there fruit and jesus also said he without sin cast the first stone which in my eyes means judge the fruit you have bared before you judge someone else
a I guess I should have added, point that I take for granted that so many do not understand. A Christian is to always judge according to scripture with the end result expected to be redemption not as the word judges to condemn
AA: " You don't have a right to slander someone or try to change how they live their lives." WDJD?
Amen! WHO is "righteous" to "judge" but the LORD? Jn 1:1 says "..and the WORD "was" GOD." Therefore, if one "judges" w/o using HIS WORD= "unrighteous judgment"=SIN!
"RELIGION" has taught most to be "religiously correct" & not "offend!" WDJD?
Saints are righteous also, because the blood of Jesus covers our sin.
Wba: "Saints" KNOW if GOD didn't say IT, it's a LIE & ONLY use God's Word when judging r only THEIR opinion! We do "forget" s/t=sin! None perfect! Why important to "judge righteously" which is ONLY W/HIS WORD!
Didn't Paul call the believers Saints. Doesn't the scriptures say that we are righteous in Christ? And also isn't it possible to speak the word of God without the heart of God? ie. The Sons of Sceva
Wba: MUST b "IN CHRIST" (WORD)! Believing & having faith! ANYTHING otherwise is NOT OF CHRIST! Saints KNOW WORD! Yes, possible but Holy Spirit "DISCERNS" evil "If Christ dwells in one!" Satan knows WORD too, why so many "twisted" (Prov 14:12;16:2
Are you equating the word with the bible? What about John 21:25, its says that the whole world couldn't contain all that Christ did? Is that also included in the word?
Wba: Although EVERYTHING not included, we get the geist of the bible re:judging! WORD=GOD SAID=RIGHTEOUS (JUDGMENT)! " GOD JUDGES" means what HE SAID IN WORD! IF HE SAID IT, IT'S TRUE, THEN TELL OTHERS WHERE THEY ERR (JUDGE)!
Isn't a relationship with Christ more than just knowing the bible? The Pharisees knew the word of God without knowing the God of the word. Therefore their judgments were not from the heart of God.
wba: Did WORD not say SATAN KNOWS WORD too (paraphrasing James 2:19)? Why MANDATORY Matt 6:33 "Seek ye FIRST the KINGDOM OF GOD(Holy Spirit)&HIS RIGHTEOUS (WORD)..." to equip self w/Discernment of spirits 2 KNOW 'wiles of the devil" (2 Cor2:11)!
and Jesus also said he who is with out sin cast the first stone so you need to judge your own fruit before judging others
The catch is in 1Cor 2:15 that qualifies who is to judge, " HE WHO IS SPIRITUAL" . The problem is those who judge with the natural mind rather than the mind of Christ.
Right wba & is why I again say "Judge "RIGHTEOUS" judgment which can ONLY be done with HIS WORD!
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CHARLIE: "we have a scriptural OBLIGATION TO judge anything and anyone PROFESSING to be Christian." Did JESUS not judge the Scribes & Pharisees? Were they "Christian?" By WORD," Jesus tore up the synagogue.." you contradict!
ALWAYS ask "WDJD?