Category Archives: Theology

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Who’s right is it to Judge?

A judgment is a decision according to the dictionary. It is therefore impossible not to judge.

In Matthew 7,  Jesus says not to judge but most people take him out of context and do not read his full thought. His focus was not to judge hypocritically.  He even stated people should judge once they’re dealt with their own sin.

I never hear righteous people say, “don’t judge me.”  People who are trying to do the right thing want their wrongs pointed out so they can stop them.  The only people I hear saying the “don’t judge” line are the ones who want their sins ignored.

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Aren’t people basically good?

From a human standpoint, we think of ourselves as basically good people who occasionally do some bad things. But what does God think?

Psalm 51:5 “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.”
Romans 3:10-13 “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”
Luke 18:19 “…No one is good except God alone.”

God’s Word is clear: all people are bad who therefore do bad things.

God is Love

People often envoke God’s love because love is merciful and most of us know we need a great deal of mercy for God to forgive us of our sins.  But at the same time people will often reject portions of the Bible that are critical of their lifestyle.  But without a trustworthy source of information regarding God, such as the Bible, we do not know if God is indeed loving.  To reject portions of the Bible because we don’t like them does not make them false or any less God’s Word.  To reject certain parts of the Bible this way is to undermind all of it, including God’s love.