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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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".
Somewhat. Remember the old Indian saying, "don't judge a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins"? My mom criticized a neighbor (with 7 kids) who locked up the food pantry until mom had to hide snacks and goodies from my one of my sons.
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.
Who is to judge sin? Other than what is in the 10 Commandments, sometimes sin is in the eye of the beholder, not necessarily in God's eyes. I believe that is what is meant.
We judge the sins in each other every day. If God created us, he also created our ability to judge.
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!
There are truly the evil, and there are those who unjustly judge others over a belief system, such as a non-drinker who judges his neighbor for having a glass of wine, or if dancing is against his religion, judges someone who goes dancing.
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