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Can We Judge According to Scripture

Can We Judge According to Scripture

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Thou Shalt Not Judge! ... 11th Commandment Or Politically Correct Liberal View?
"Judge Not"
Sadly this post modernist idea has carried over into the church, and even Christians are beginning to accept that this absurdity is a guiding principle of Christian living and behavior. So much so, that I am beginning to believe most Christians are under the impression that “judge not” is the eleventh commandment. Certainly it has become one of the foremost Bible verses many Christians (even some non-Christians) love to quote. A common cliché among liberals whose theology comes from political correctness, rather than Scripture.
By the way, the irony of the situation is that those who quote this verse are not at all averse to judging (and condemning) your right to "contend earnestly for the faith", or simply your right to say what you believe to be right and wrong.
Thou Shalt Not Judge! ... 11th Commandment Or Politically Correct Liberal View?
"Judge Not"
Sadly this post modernist idea has carried over into the church, and even Christians are beginning to accept that this absurdity is a guiding principle of Christian living and behavior. So much so, that I am beginning to believe most Christians are under the impression that “judge not” is the eleventh commandment. Certainly it has become one of the foremost Bible verses many Christians (even some non-Christians) love to quote. A common cliché among liberals whose theology comes from political correctness, rather than Scripture.
By the way, the irony of the situation is that those who quote this verse are not at all averse to judging (and condemning) your right to "contend earnestly for the faith", or simply your right to say what you believe to be right and wrong.

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Wielding the Sword of the Spirit
 
"
 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God ...
" Ephesians 6:17.
 
Can We Judge According to Scripture?
The Fourth Most Dangerous Mistake Any Christian CanMake Is To Believe That We, As Christians, Are Not ToJudge Anything or Anyone. 
Carol Brooks
(edited by Vicki Narlee)
Thou Shalt Not Judge! ... 11
th
Commandment Or Politically CorrectLiberal View?
"Many tender-minded Christians fear to sin against love by daring toinquire into anything that comes wearing the cloak of Christianity andbreathing the name of Jesus. They dare not examine the credentials of thelatest prophet to hit their town lest they be guilty of rejecting somethingwhich may be of God. They timidly remember how the Pharisees refused toaccept Christ when He came, and they do not want to be caught in thesame snare, so they either reserve judgment or shut their eyes and accepteverything without question. This is supposed to indicate a high degree of spirituality. But in sober fact it indicates no such thing. It may indeed beevidence of the absence of the Holy Spirit. Gullibility is not synonymouswith spirituality. Faith is not a mental habit leading its possessor to openhis mouth and swallow everything that has about it the color of thesupernatural. Faith keeps its heart open to whatever is of God, and rejectseverything that is not of God, however wonderful it may be. ‘Try the spirits’ 
 
is a command of the Holy Spirit to the Church. We may sin as certainly byapproving the spurious as by rejecting the genuine. And the current habitof refusing to take sides is not the way to avoid the question. To appraisethings with a heart of love and then to act on the results is an obligationresting upon every Christian in the world. And the more as we see the dayapproaching." A. W. Tozer
What "to Judge" Means All too many Americans believe that one has to accommodatewhatever anyone else might believe - even if it contradicts thefacts, and/or makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. If you dareclaim that another person's truth is, in fact, wrong, you areaccused of not only being intolerant, but also being judgmental.However let's first define what the word "judge" means. Onedictionary says it isTo determine or form an opinion or estimation afterconsideration or deliberation.Mirriam Webster's says it isto form an opinion about through careful weighing of evidence and testing of premisesto determine or pronounce after inquiry and deliberationto form an estimate or evaluation of 
So, in other words, when a person is told not to judge, they are being toldthat they should not consider and evaluate the evidence. How then we areto arrive at sensible conclusions regarding what we are to believe, or whichpath we are to follow, is anyone's guess.I would love to be a fly on the wall the day someone decides to walk into acourtroom and quotes
Matthew 7:1
[
Judge not, that ye be not judged
] to the man or woman on the bench. His job is to judge, but to
 
 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
not
to judge...
"Judge Not"
 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 “
 judge not
” 
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

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