Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

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"Judge not, and you shall not be judged: condemn not, and you shall not be condemned: forgive, and you shall be forgiven: Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you mete withal it shall be measured to you again. And he spoke a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. And why behold the mote that is in your brother's eye, but perceive not the beam that is in your own eye? Either how can you say to your brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in your eye, when you yourself behold not the beam that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of your own eye, and then shall you see clearly to pull out the mote that is in your brother's eye" (Luke 6: 37-42).

There are certain Bible verses that are often misquoted by the ungodly. One of them is "Money is the root of all evil," when the Bible says no such thing. The other very poplar misunderstood and wrongly applied Bible verse is "Judge not, and you shall not be judged." That verse is used in an attempt to stop Christians from talking about the sins of others. However, in context, this verse says that Christians are admonished against trying to remove a small speck from his Christian brother’s eye, when he has a log in his own eye. He can't see clearly when he judges. Christians who do see clearly (because they don't deliberately give themselves to sin) have a right to make moral judgments about others actions.

If someone lies, steals, murders, or rapes, we not only have the right to warn him, we have a moral obligation to warn him that he has offended God. This is because we are commanded to "warn every man," and to "reprove, rebuke, and exhort and all patience and doctrine."

Scripture says that hypocrites who stand in judgment over others will be judged by the same standard by which they judge. It is by this judgmental spirit that cults are often formed. Leaders lay down their own standards, and remove from their followers the liberty they should have as Christians. They think for them, speak for them, make their choices, and lay down the law of what they can do and what they can’t do. They are the blind leading the blind, and tragically those that lead and those that are led will fall into the ditch.