judge based solely on the evidence presented. Judges are not in thebusiness of being tolerant or polite. They are there to punish the guilty andprotect the innocent.In fact, regardless of often mealy-mouthed protestation to the contrary, wemake judgments every single day of our lives, very often on the surfacelevel of clothing, mannerisms and the car someone drives. We also oftenmake judgments based on a person's political and/or religious views andlifestyle.Poor judgment is almost always closely connected with ignorance, a lack of understanding and insufficient thought and deliberation given the matter.If we are wise we endeavor to exercise good judgment and do not makeimportant decisions such as what job to take, what car to buy, whichinsurance company to go with, or which candidate to vote for in a electionwithout doing the appropriate research. If we are wise, we make our callbased on a careful evaluation of the evidence we gather. Yet, how often do we hear one person telling another
Sadly this post modernist idea has carried over into the church, and evenChristians are beginning to accept that this absurdity is a guiding principleof Christian living and behavior. So much so, that I am beginning to believemost Christians are under the impression that “
is theeleventh commandment. Certainly it has become one of theforemost Bible verses many Christians (even some non-Christians) love to quote. A common cliché among liberals whosetheology comes from political correctness, rather than Scripture.
By the way, the irony of the situation is that those who quote this verseare not at all averse to judging (and condemning) your right to "contendearnestly for the faith", or simply your right to say what you believe to beright and wrong.I would like to have had a quarter for every time I have come across aChristian sanctimoniously spouting the phrase "Judge not lest you be