How many times have you heard it?
“It’s not for us to judge!”
“Jesus said judge not!”
“You’re SOOO judgmental!”
“What people do behind closed doors is none of my business!”
“Grace covers all my sins â€“ past, present and future!”
“Jesus sees me as perfect, so don’t condemn me!”
Well guess what?
All the above contradicts of what Scripture *actually* teaches.
But it is my personal observation that the people screaming “judge not!” really don’t know the Bible anyway.
“Judgment” has an ominous, sinister tone because the spiritually immature have made it sound like a cuss word.
Yet, judgment is absolutely essential – even desirable! – if we ever hope to see a world where evil is destroyed and goodness reigns.
Here’s the problemâ€¦
We live in a world system that reeks of tolerance and acceptance of every alternative lifestyle and preference.
If you don’t accept something, you get bullied into submission.
And, since the church system basically mirrors the world system, carnal Christians take on the same “anything goes” mentality – they just cover it up with some “don’t judge” whitewash that makes them look and sound oh-so-spiritual and loving and accepting and tolerant.
To all the “judge not” pseudo-believers, the Bible becomes a pesky little document that doesn’t really apply to them today.
I mean, what do you do with Noah and the Flood if you don’t believe in judgment?
How do you explain Sodom and Gomorrah?
The curses Israel suffered for disobeying the Law?
All the prophets who warned of God’s judgment on disobedient nations?
“That’s all Old Testament!”
What about how Jesus hammered the scribes and Pharisees in Matthew 23 when He called them blind fools and snakes who would not escape the damnation of hell?
Oh, and what about the Early Church?
Ever hear of Ananias and Sapphira? Look what happened when they lied to the Holy Ghost.
How about the “brother” in Corinth who had to be turned over to satan?
Ever read where it says, “Judge yourself so you won’t be judged?”
Or, “The spiritual man judges all things?”
And the Book of Revelation? We’ll have to get rid of it because it’s 99% wrath and judgment.
Here’s the thing.
God is merciful and forgiving but that’s not ALL He is.
God is also holy and righteous.
God executes righteous judgment, and calls upon us to do the same.
Instead of sticking our heads in the sand, instead of adopting the “don’t judge me” mindset of the world, let’s go to Scripture and see what God says about it!