1 thought on “Judging Others”

  1. Dear Brother Nathan Love:
    Here is what the Lord leads me to understand about judging.
    Most Saints understand this to mean that we should not judge others.
    But what’s Matthew  (Mat 7:1-5) and Paul ( Rom 2:1) really saying:
    Don’t be a hypocrite!  Before passing judgment exam your own faults before others.
     In other words, Paul is warning us to judge righteously. 
     For example, say that a brother or sister is abusing alcohol by getting drunk and being disorderly.  If I’m struggling with the same issue then is best that I don’t counsel or judge this brother’s or sister’s on their alcohol use.  The counseling or judgment is best left to a brother or sister that can compassionately make known the issue and offer help or guidance on how to resolve or control it.
     As New Covenant believers we understand that we are now under Christ’s law of love.  Isn’t it miraculous that we are under God’s grace and truth?  Free of the Law given to Moses.  However, this does mean that we are to continue to abide in the desirous of the flesh.  Instead, we are to abide or walk in the Spirit of God.
    According to 1 Corinthians 6:1-6 the Saints will judge the world, angels, and other Saint  (1 Cor 5:1-5):
    The matter is about judging righteously.
    Righteous judgment does not:
    •Condemn•oppress•Belittle or•Shame 
    Instead it:
    •Identifies (immoral behavior),•defends•Rescues and•Builds (righteousness)
    Saints will judge:
    •righteously•the World and Angels•Disputes within the Church•the Saints (immoral behavior)
    Hope this inspires you to search out the scriptures for truth and grace.
    Brother Angelo

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