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Can a Christian render judgment?


If God created us, and we have the ability to judge, then God gave us judgment and the power to use it. As Jesus said in Matthew 7:1-3, "Judge not lest ye be judged". He did not forbid us to judge. He asks us in other passages to judge ourselves first and then prepare for judgment by God or others. Yes or no?

 

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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 4 months ago

    That's an excellent observation. I take it to mean, "I can judge a person but I better not think I'm better than them".


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 4 months ago

    That's an insightful answer. I can tell you think about the meaning of the Bible and do not simply quote passages, like some people.


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 4 months ago

    I agree we should focus on understanding outselves first, even when it means judging our own flaws and errors.

    That said, some actions by other people are so clearly evil that I believe judgment is justified.

    Have a nice day yourself!


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