Scripture says we are not to judge, so what exactly does that mean? What is the hypocrisy of not judging? Today’s video pick is a video by Melissa Dougherty and this video helped me understand the proper place of righteous judgment. See: If We Cannot Judge, Then Convos Are Made Void.
To encourage you to check out the video, I’ve taken answers given in the video and turned them into questions, while listing a few key points.
- What were Melissa’s reasons for why she believed she shouldn’t judge?
- Are we to be tolerant of all beliefs and actions?
- Do all roads lead to Heaven? How does this conflict with what Jesus says?
- Matthew 7
- People make judgments all the time, what does this mean?
- How is Melissa defining judgment?
- Why is hypocritical judgment wrong?
- Why is cherrypicking scripture wrong?
- Is it Biblical to accuse someone of something we are guilty of?
- How does telling others not to judge make us a hypocrite?
- Romans 1:28-32
- Romans 2:01-04
- What is the importance of the word “therefore” in scripture and what should we do when reading scripture?
- “How are we to say what is right and wrong without passing some sort of judgment?” Melissa Dougherty
- Objective Morality, what is the importance?
- Improper judgment is a sin.
- Is Jesus judging others of their sins?
- Trivial judgment is wrong. What is trivial judgment?
- Proverbs 18:13
- John 7:51
- Cruel judgment is wrong.
- The measure we give will be the measure we are measured by.
- What is the standard of the Christian?
- Melissa points out that those who say, ”Only God can judge me,” should be concerned, why?
Check Out: Thou Shalt Not Judge by Melissa Dougherty
The Gospel Message: With the Good News means there’s bad news. We all are sinners and condemned. We all deserve the just punishment of God’s wrath. Christianity is unlike any other religion because we cannot earn our way into Heaven. God saw the weakness of man and his utter depravity. Yet, He showed us grace. Jesus, God, One Person of the Trinity, became God in the flesh, the God-Man. He was always perfect and sinless. And His humanity was perfected on the cross, living the full sinless life. He became our atonement sacrifice. Dying in our place, taking on the wrath of God upon Himself. He died on the cross, and He was resurrected because death could not hold Him. Jesus is the answer. We, as guilty sinners, need His blood to pay off our debt of sin. For all who put their faith in Him – meaning eyes are opened to the Gospel, we see ourselves as a sinner, we see the need for Christ, we desire our Savior, and we see the ugliness of our sin. Putting our faith in Jesus, we seek HIs forgiveness and repent from our sins, we turn away from our old way of life. We, through the work of the Holy Spirit, continue to become convicted of sin daily. Our eyes will never be the same again. We see things in a different light, and the truth of Christ affects how we live and serve Him. Christ tells us to count the cost. Salvation is a serious topic, it is not to be taken lightly. For a breakdown of this powerful message, understanding how Christ could be God and Man, why God required sacrifices, and more -please see: Why Did A Loving God Kill His Son? (Does God Hate?)
If you think you know the Gospel, check out these questions and see how prepared you are for the day someone might ask you why you believe: The Gospel Challenge (30 Question Quiz) – Are You Ready To Defend Your Faith?
Scripture To Meditate On – (ESV) Proverbs 28:14, “Blessed is the one who fears the LORD always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.”
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