Daniel P. Barron

Judging Is Believing.


This is a mirror of "Judging Is Believing." by Darwin Fish.

Yes, and why, even of yourselves, do you not judge what is right? i

What is right?

The statutes of the Lord are right. ii

False Christians iii often tell us it is not right to judge. Some fools hypocritically condemn us for judging, iv and they all hypocritically judge that we judge. v When we identify preachers as false teachers leading both themselves and those who follow them to hell, when we declare others as on their way to hell, and especially when we warn them they are lost, we often hear these words, vi "Judge not." vii Yet, these words are exactly why we judge.

Jesus said,

Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. viii

Jesus also said,

Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. ix

We take these words very seriously. They literally scare us. In fact, we are terrified of them. x We do not want to be judged by our "measure" as Christ warns in Matthew 7:1-2, because we know we fall short; xi and our measure is guaranteed to be faulty. xii

Moreover, we desire not to be judged as the Lord says in Luke 6:37a. We also desire not to be condemned as Jesus promises in Luke 6:37b. Therefore, we strive, in the fear of God, to be certain to never judge and never condemn anyone.

This is why we have chosen to write and speak solely in accordance with God's judgments xiii and Yehvah's condemnations, as it is written,

With my lips I have declared all the judgments of Your mouth. xiv

Everyone judges. No matter who you are, you make judgments every day. The most complacent judge there is nothing to be concerned about. xv The most paranoid judge there is trouble everywhere. xvi Everyone judges and makes judgments concerning their surroundings and those around them. Those with the mind of Christ judge according to Christ. xvii Those with a mind of their own xviii judge according to their own and are among those described in Isaiah 5:20-21.

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Those who judge according to their own understanding xix are those who are "prudent in their own sight" and they "call evil good and good evil," because the human heart is desperately wicked xx and does not rightly judge.

For example, false Christians typically think if a person claims to be a believer, they assume they are. In a perverted twist of Romans 10:9-10 they think if a person simply proclaims "Lord Jesus" and claims to believe God raised Him from the dead, they think such a one is saved. Such thinking is simplemindedness.

The simple believes every word, but the prudent considers well his steps. xxi

Without submission to the Word of God, xxii confessing "the Lord Jesus" and claiming to "believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead" xxiii is a meaningless and idle proclamation. Jesus said,

Not everyone who says to Me, "Lord, Lord," shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, "Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?" And then I will declare to them, "I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!" xxiv

If a person is not one "who does the will of My Father" they are not saved. If they are those "who practice lawlessness," they are those who practice sin, for "sin is lawlessness;" xxv and therefore, they are lost. xxvi But, those who judge against the Word judge such people to be Christians, when they are not. Thus, they "call evil good," and bring upon themselves the "Woe" of Isaiah 5:20.

God's judgments are what matter, and if we declare only His judgments, xxvii and not our own, we will escape the condemnation of Matthew 7:1-2 and Luke 6:37 and avoid the woe of Isaiah 5:20-21. For then, it is not us who judge, but Him, and His judgments are right. xxviii

Evidenced from the many who assail us as judging wrongly, xxix many think Matthew 7:1-2 and Luke 6:37 dictates a silence on the matters we judge. xxx But, such a perspective is only rebellion xxxi and unbelief. xxxii

I. Rebellion

The Lord commands over and again to judge in accordance to His Word. He told the Jews,

Do not judge according to appearance, but judge xxxiii with righteous judgment. xxxiv

Judging according to appearance is judging according to your own measure and perspective. viii Judging with righteous judgment is judging according to God's judgments. As it is written,

The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. xxxv

God's judgments are righteous, xxxvi and those who do not judge according to His judgments as Christ commands in John 7:24 rebel against Him; and they will receive their condemnation. xxxvii

In Matthew 7:3-5 the Lord gives a command in how to judge.

And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, "Let me remove the speck from your eye"; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

The command here is to first remove the plank from your own eye, "then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye."

Immediately after this Jesus commands,

Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces. xxxviii

It is impossible to obey this command unless a judgment is made on who is a dog and who is not, and on who is a pig and who is not. xxxix

Christ commands to "Beware of false prophets." xl The only way that can be obeyed is by discerning xli whether someone is a false prophet or not. Otherwise, there would be no one to beware of, since it would be unknown as to who was a false prophet and who was not. But, such is not the case with those who believe. As Jesus said to those who heed His warning, "by their fruits you will know them." xlii Knowing them equals judging them to be false prophets.

Jesus also commands,

Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, "I am the Christ," and will deceive many. xliii

The only way that can be obeyed is by judging xliv the many making this claim as liars.

Similarly, Christ commands,

Then if anyone says to you, "Look, here is the Christ!" or "There!" do not believe it. xlv

If you obey this verse, what are you judging? You are judging the one who is saying such a thing to be lying.

Jesus continues,

For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. Therefore if they say to you, "Look, He is in the desert!" do not go out; or "Look, He is in the inner rooms!" do not believe it. xlvi

If you obey Christ and "do not believe it," you will be judging the people as deceived who are telling you these things. And, you will be judging those claiming to be Christ and prophets to be liars and false. Obedience demands judgment. Moreover, as these false christs and false prophets will be rightly judged as false in the future by believers, so are false prophets and false teachers today rightly judged by all who believe God's Word. xlvii

In 1 Corinthians 5 Paul rebukes the Corinthians for not judging xlviii an immoral man as evil and kicking him out of the church. He ends the chapter with,

For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? But those who are outside God judges. Therefore put away from yourselves the evil person. xlix

These words of Paul are simply in obedience to Christ's command to not tolerate an evil person. In Matthew 18:15-17 Christ commands believers to remove from their midst any brother who refuses to admit and repent from simply one sin committed against another brother. Such a judgment is commanded by Christ. l Refusal to judge and note such people as evil is direct disobedience against the Lord.

In Romans 16:17 Paul commands,

Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.

It is impossible to obey this command to "note" and "avoid" these people unless a judgment is made on the people and their behavior.

In Ephesians 5:11 Paul commands,

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.

The only way this command can be obeyed is by judging li "the unfruitful works of darkness" and then exposing lii what these works are and how they are Satanic. liii This necessitates the identification of those involved liv and the obvious judgment that they are ministers of the devil. lv

In 1 Timothy 6:3-5 Paul commands to "withdraw" from anyone who "teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words." This is impossible to obey without judging the teaching of others, judging their actions, lvi and judging they are among those who are "proud, knowing nothing" and "destitute of the truth" as Paul declares in 1 Timothy 6:4-5. Without such a judgment, no belief and obedience to Paul's words can be implemented, and those who hear or read 1 Timothy 6:3-5, but judge not and withdraw not, are not "doers of the word," but "hearers only, deceiving" themselves. lvii The same applies to 2 Timothy 3:1-5 where Paul likewise commands, "from such people turn away!"

Likewise, Paul commanded Timothy,

Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. lviii

The only way this command can be kept is by discerning xli who calls "on the Lord out of a pure heart" and who does not. This command demands judging the hearts of individuals, that is, whether they have a pure heart or not. Without such a judgment, there can be no obedience to 2 Timothy 2:22, because the command is to pursue these things, not with just anyone or everyone, but with particular individuals - "those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart."

But how could a judgment ever be made? Jeremiah 17:9 says,

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?

The answer to that is, God can know it. He knows all things, lix and He has revealed much in His word about the heart of man. He has actually revealed in Scripture all we need to know. lx For example, Proverbs 14:2 says,

He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is perverse in his ways despises Him.

As this verse reveals, a believer can know lxi whether someone calls upon the Lord out of a pure heart or not by whether they walk in uprightness or whether they are perverse. Uprightness dictates the fear of God and a pure heart. Perversity reveals a wicked heart, one who "despises Him." lxii

Finally, lxiii the Bible calls people fools, lxiv describes them, lxv and gives instruction on how to deal with them. lxvi It is impossible to obey these commands if a judgment is not made on whether a person is a fool or not.

II. Unbelief

The bottom line on this issue is unbelief. Those who hail, "Judge not," are those who believe not. For if they did believe, they would not be proclaiming this "Judge not" folly. For example, Galatians 5:19-21 clearly states,

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Similar lists can be found in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Ephesians 5:5; Revelation 21:8; 22:15; etc.. Anyone who believes the Bible knows lxvii that all those listed in these lists are people headed for hell, as Revelation 21:8 explicitly declares,

But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.

Therefore, whenever a true believer comes across anyone who is a coward, or a murderer, or sexually immoral, etc., they know lxviii that such a one is headed for eternal torment. Any true believer would not only know this, lxix but would warn lxx the coward, idolater, liar, drunkard, homosexual, effeminate, lxxi etc., that they are headed for impending eternal doom. Not only does faith in God's word dictate this, but sheer love demands it! Those who would have us not judge, would have us not believe God's word and not love God's people. lxxii

Now, some may argue such a judgment cannot be made because we do not know a person's final state. They may argue, "Perhaps, they will repent." That is immaterial, because the judgment being made is not concerning their final state, but their present state of unbelief and danger of hell fire. lxxiii

Although, a final state can presently be known in some cases. For example, in the time of Christ, those who committed blasphemy of the Holy Spirit lxxiv were eternally doomed at that very time as Christ spoke. Jesus very clearly declared such a sin will never be forgiven. lxxv

Likewise, anyone who falls away from the faith as described in Hebrews 6:4-8 and 10:26-31 is sealed in their fate to hell. Hebrews 6 declares they cannot be renewed to repentance, lxxvi and Hebrews 10 says "there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins." Anyone who believes God's word and sees anyone who fits Hebrews 6 or Hebrews 10 well knows, yes they indeed judge, these people are eternally lost without hope of any salvation.

Scripture declares false teachers as also eternally doomed without hope of salvation. 2 Peter 2:12 declares that they are "like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed." Therefore, believers in 2 Peter 2:12 judge false teachers as doomed to hell without hope, because they know, they believe, they judge, false teachers were made, as the Scripture says, "to be caught and destroyed." This means, as it is written, that "the blackness of darkness" is "reserved" for them "forever." lxxvii Jude pronounces them as having already "perished," lxxviii "twice dead" lxxix and "who long ago were marked out for this condemnation." lxxx Believers in the Bible, when they see a false teacher, judge and believe this is their fate.

Speaking of false teachers, the Bible warns there will be false teachers among you, lxxxi and we can heed this warning via believing 2 John 9:

Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.

This verse has absolutely no meaning, significance, or application if no judgment is made. But, a judgment has been made, because the verse in itself is God's judgment and we need to believe it. It declares who has God and who does not, all solely on who "abides in the doctrine of Christ" and who does not. Since Christ is the Word of God, lxxxii His doctrine is the whole Bible. 2 John 9 is simply telling us that those who abide in Scripture have God, and those who teach falsely lxxxiii do not have God.

Simple faith in this verse mandates judging xliv who has God and who does not. When it is discovered lxxxiv that someone's teaching characteristically transgresses and does not abide in the teaching lxxxv of Christ, then faith in 2 John 9 demands the judgment that such teaching, and the one who teaches it, does not have God. In other words, they are false and lost, as Galatians 5:20 notes; those who practice heresies will not inherit the kingdom of God.

III. Judge Nothing

Now, some may be confused when they are confronted with what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 4:5:

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one's praise will come from God.

With these words, Paul was not telling the Corinthians to ignore what the Bible says. Nor was he telling them to discard the words he wrote earlier in 1 Corinthians 2:15 where he said,

he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.

"Judges all things" xlvii and "judge nothing?" lxxxvi Is Paul confused? No, the reader might be, lxxxvii but Paul isn't. 1 Corinthians 2:15 is talking about a spiritual man, in contrast to a natural man, lxxxviii who receives the things of the Spirit of God and therefore judges all things in light of "the mind of Christ," lxxxix that is, in accordance to the Word. xc In other words, he does not "think beyond what is written," xci because he limits himself to only what Scripture reveals. xcii

Consistent with this, in 1 Corinthians 4:5 Paul says "judge nothing before the time." The judgment Paul is speaking of here is a premature judgment that will not be revealed, as Paul says, "until the Lord comes." For it is then He will "bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts." "Hidden things" are not to be judged. In other words, matters in which the Lord has not given revelation xciii are therefore not to be judged, because they cannot be known. In such a judgment, Matthew 7:1-2 and Luke 6:37 would be breached, as would the judgment in James 4:

Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another? xciv

What is speaking evil? It is either speaking lies about another, xcv judging according to one's own standard, xcvi or judging another prematurely as forbidden in 1 Corinthians 4:5. Even if someone happened to be correct in their judgment, xcvii if it is premature lxxxvi it is speaking evil; for that kind of judgment is forbidden and cannot be known. If they judge something before the time as in 1 Corinthians 4:5, they are disobeying the Word and thus speaking evil.

Moreover, such a one also, as James says, "speaks evil of the law and judges the law." For when a person judges another, since it is not God's judgment, but man's, he judges God's law xcviii as insufficient, faulty, and in need of man's standard. xcix This one is "not a doer of the law," and this judger foolishly sets himself up as "a judge." And, of course, that is all amiss, because there is only one "Lawgiver;" and that Man is not fallen.

Finally, in Romans 14 Paul writes,

Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him. Who are you to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand. c

But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. ci

Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother's way. cii

The judging Paul is talking about here has to do with matters of personal conscience before God. ciii He is not talking about Biblical doctrine. For on these same matters, eating and day observance, civ when dealing with Biblical doctrine, cv Paul judges these things as serious. cvi

But, as a matter of personal conscience in what a person feels right about doing or not doing, these things are to be left to the individual and we are not to judge one another on that. As Paul said in 1 Corinthians 4:5 and here in Romans 14:10-12, Christ will judge these matters at a later time.

IV. God's Judgment

No one will escape God's judgment. cvii All will be judged according to the Word of God. cviii We know this, and this is why we judge as we do. Our judgment is simply a declaration of God's judgments that He has already made known. cix We declare them. We are required to declare them, cx and so we bear His reproach for doing so. cxi False christians iii hate the light, cxii and so they foolishly proclaim, "Judge not." We refuse to heed this "Judge not" counsel of the ungodly, cxiii for we do not want to be condemned with them. iv For in hypocrisy they judge, and in hypocrisy they condemn, and so they will receive their condemnation. cxiv We know this and proclaim it, because we believe what God says.

And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I believed and therefore I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak. cxv

  1. Luke 12:57 ^
  2. Psalm 19:8 ^
  3. and others ^ ^
  4. Luke 6:37 ^ ^
  5. Those who judge that we judge and tell us we shouldn't be judging, are hypocrites, and the words of Romans 2 apply to them.

    Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. (Romans 2:1)

    When they judge us as judging and tell us not to judge, they practice the very same thing they condemn us for, and so Paul continues,

    But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. (Romans 2:2)

    So, just as Jesus warns in Matthew 7:1-2 & Luke 6:37, Paul declares,

    And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? (Romans 2:3)


  6. or the equivalent ^
  7. Matthew 7:1 ^
  8. Matthew 7:1-2 ^ ^
  9. Luke 6:37a-b ^
  10. Psalm 119:120; Isaiah 66:2 ^
  11. Romans 3:23 ^
  12. Psalm 16:2 ^
  13. Jeremiah 8:7-9 parallels our days.

    Even the stork in the heavens knows her appointed times; and the turtledove, the swift, and the swallow observe the time of their coming. But My people do not know the judgment of the Lord. How can you say, "We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us"? Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood. The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken. Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord; so what wisdom do they have?


  14. Psalm 119:13 ^
  15. Zephaniah 1:12 ^
  16. Proverbs 28:1 ^
  17. 1 Corinthians 2:15-16

    In Ezekiel 18:8 a righteous man is described in this way.

    If he has not exacted usury nor taken any increase, but has withdrawn his hand from iniquity and executed true judgment between man and man; . . . .


  18. Isaiah 65:2 ^
  19. Proverbs 3:5 ^
  20. Jeremiah 17:9 ^
  21. Proverbs 14:15 ^
  22. Scripture, John 1:1, Hebrews 4:13-14 ^
  23. Romans 10:9 ^
  24. Matthew 7:21-23 ^
  25. 1 John 3:4 ^
  26. 1 John 3:4-10 ^
  27. 1 Corinthians 2:2 ^
  28. Psalm 119:7, 39, 62, 75 ^
  29. because they themselves are judging wrongly ^
  30. false teachers, people's lost condition, etc. ^
  31. Proverbs 17:11 ^
  32. Jude 5 ^
  33. This command by Christ to judge in John 7:24b is in the Greek, κρινετε (krinete, Critical Text, present active imperative; Majority and Received Text have aorist active imperative, κρινατε [krinate]), which is the same Greek word for the command not to "judge" in Matthew 7:1 (likewise, κρινετε - Luke 6:37; 12:57; John 8:15; Acts 13:46; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 5:12; κρινατε - John 18:31; Acts 4:19; Romans 14:13; 1 Corinthians 10:15; 11:13). ^
  34. John 7:24 ^
  35. Psalm 19:9 ^
  36. Psalm 119:137 ^
  37. Romans 2:8 ^
  38. Matthew 7:6 ^
  39. see also Philippians 3:2 ^
  40. Matthew 7:15 ^
  41. judging ^ ^
  42. Matthew 7:20 ^
  43. Matthew 24:4-5 ^
  44. discerning ^ ^
  45. Matthew 24:23 ^
  46. Matthew 24:24-26 ^
  47. 1 Corinthians 2:15 ^ ^
  48. in accordance with Scripture ^
  49. 1 Corinthians 5:11-12

    See also Deuteronomy 13:5 at the end of the verse for a similar statement. Obviously, in Deuteronomy 13:5 the putting away there was unto death. In 1 Corinthians 5 the person is put out of the church. ^

  50. and Paul ^
  51. identifying ^
  52. declaring to others ^
  53. works of darkness ^
  54. see our report on "Identifying False Teachers." ^
  55. as in 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 ^
  56. "does not consent^
  57. James 1:22 ^
  58. 2 Timothy 2:22 ^
  59. John 16:30; 21:17 ^
  60. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 ^
  61. judge ^
  62. see also Proverbs 3:32; 6:12; 11:20; 12:8; 21:8 ^
  63. but not exhaustively ^
  64. e.g. Psalm 14:1; Romans 1:22 ^
  65. e.g. Proverbs 1:7; 10:18; Ecclesiastes 5:3; etc. ^
  66. e.g. Proverbs 23:9; 26:4-5 ^
  67. because he believes ^
  68. indeed they judge because they believe ^
  69. judge this ^
  70. given the opportunity ^
  71. The Greek word translated "effeminate" in the KJV & NAS ("homosexual" NKJV) in 1 Corinthians 6:9 is μαλακοι (malakoi) and it literally means "soft." It is translated "soft" in the NKJV, KJV, and NAS in both remaining passages in the N. T., Matthew 11:8 and Luke 7:25. ^
  72. Psalm 24:1 ^
  73. as in Matthew 5:22 ^
  74. Matthew 12:22-30 ^
  75. Matthew 12:31-32 ^
  76. Hebrews 6:4-6 ^
  77. 2 Peter 2:17 ^
  78. Jude 11 ^
  79. Jude 12 ^
  80. Jude 4 ^
  81. 2 Peter 2:1 ^
  82. John 1:1, 14; Revelation 19:13 ^
  83. abide not in the doctrine of Christ ^
  84. Ephesians 5:11 ^
  85. doctrine ^
  86. 1 Corinthians 4:5 ^ ^
  87. 2 Peter 3:16 ^
  88. 1 Corinthians 2:14 ^
  89. 1 Corinthians 2:16 ^
  90. John 1:1, 14

    An example of a spiritual man judging according to the Word can be found in Romans 2:25-29. Here, speaking of the inward Jew (verse 29) who fulfills the law (verse 27), Paul asks the rhetorical question,

    And will not the physically uncircumcised, if he fulfills the law, judge you who, even with your written code and circumcision, are a transgressor of the law?

    It's a given. Indeed he will. This is how godly people act. They judge with righteous judgment (John 7:24). ^

  91. 1 Corinthians 4:6 ^
  92. Proverbs 4:20-27 ^
  93. there is no Scripture given ^
  94. James 4:11-12 ^
  95. i.e. slander ^
  96. as Matthew 7:1-2 forbids ^
  97. as a later date may reveal, or the day of judgment will reveal ^
  98. God's word ^
  99. man's law ^
  100. Romans 14:3-4 ^
  101. Romans 14:10 ^
  102. Romans 14:13 ^
  103. Romans 14:1-6, 22-23 ^
  104. Romans 14:2-3, 5-6 ^
  105. teaching ^
  106. see 1 Timothy 4:1-3; Galatians 4:10-11 ^
  107. Romans 2:7-10; 14:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10 ^
  108. Hebrews 4:12-13 ^
  109. e.g. John 3:18 "condemned already." ^
  110. Psalm 105:1-6 ^
  111. 2 Timothy 4:10; Hebrews 13:13 ^
  112. John 3:19-20 ^
  113. Psalm 1:1 ^
  114. John 5:29 ^
  115. 2 Corinthians 4:13 ^

28 Responses

  1. [...] "You sin greatly. To say these things. You cannot cast judgement. It is not yours." In this matter I say the truth. It is not wrong to judge. [...]

  2. [...] Also, you have hypocritically judged me seeing as how the [offensive word] is now on your timeline. [...]

  3. [...] If you believed, you could say, for judging is believing. [...]

  4. [...] Well, judging is believing and this is a spiritual war. I am not offended anyway. [...]

  5. [...] "None of us are able or worthy to judge another person in the way you just did." Judging is Believing. [...]

  6. [...] "I can't judge someone's salvation." If you believed you could! [...]

  7. [...] "I'm afraid it is and if you were Christian, you would know only God knows that." I know that God says to judge is to believe. [...]

  8. [...] "That's not your call to make. Or have you replaced God?" Judging is believing. [...]

  9. [...] "If you really want to be the judge of who is saved by God and who is not saved by God Learn some Grace and love. You are not GOD you are not called to be the accuser." I can judge because I believe. I have the mind of Christ. [...]

  10. [...] "But everyone should leave the condemnation and judgement to lord in issues of who is saved or not. Actually anyone or any group that claim they are saved and someone is not by default is ungodly and is risking God's wrath." They don't believe like us, because they don't believe the whole Bible. And judging is believing. [...]

  11. [...] "You're quite the judgmental sort." Judging is believing. [...]

  12. [...] "The Bible is very clear on who judges who goes to hell. and that is God the Father. That's it. Not you, not me." Judging is believing. [...]

  13. [...] "I did take a look at it...it just sounded hateful and judgmental. I didn’t realize God gave us that much discerning power to decide which people were going to Hell; I thought that was within his jurisdiction. I thought the role we were supposed to play was to love others because of our love for God." You thought wrong. Judging is believing. [...]

  14. [...] "Stop judging other people. What you're doing is evil. Stop it." Judging is believing. [...]

  15. [...] "Seems all you do, and your goal is to judge others." Judging is believing. [...]

  16. [...] "Being judgmental and hating our fellow christian is sinful." I am not fellow with any homosexuals. And judging isn't wrong. [...]

  17. [...] "Judgement is not for man to make, our job is to love our neighbor so to speak." Judging is believing. [...]

  18. [...] It is not wrong to judge, as long as you judge by the standard of God. [...]

  19. [...] "This is a metaphorical showbox you are standing on. You are not supposed to be preaching on one, and I don't think you are without sin, so who are you to judge anyone?" Scripture commands believers to judge. [...]

  20. Fairly insightful post. Never thought that it was this simple after all. I had spent a good deal of my time looking for someone to explain this topic clearly and you're the only one that ever did that. Kudos to you! Keep it up

  21. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that Ive truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!

  22. Thanks! May God save you!

  23. Joëlle (Jo_de_vivre)

    The comment by "Anonymous" above is so sweet. But, why do so many people leave anonymous comments?

    -> More on anonymity...
    If you're going to be anonymous at least differentiate yourself from the othe other anons by picking a pen name/alias or using your username?

    -> On simplicity
    Yes. I realized that I have been overcomplicating things out of an irrational fear while the truth has been in front of me and more easily accessible to me than many on this planet.

  24. I think those were bots, but I let them through anyway. I thought it was sweet too.

    What's complicated and what did you figure out?

  25. Anonymous

    This raises an interesting question: namely, even if you were right in everything you say, why would anyone wish to follow the schizophrenic monster you promote who punishes people for the things he did?

  26. If I am right in everything I say, then it is insane to not follow Him. You can say it isn't fair, and God is making you say it. Romans 9:

    19 You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?” 20 But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?

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