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From: Jesus.org

Don’t Judge?
Greg Laurie

Do you know what the nonbeliever’s [and willfully sinning “Christians'”] favorite verse is? It is Matthew 7:1: “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged.” This verse is usually quoted after we say something like, “Well you know what? I don’t think that is right.”

This verse, however, is not telling us that we should not make judgments, because in other passages we read that as believers, we are indeed to make evaluations, to be discerning, and yes – to even make judgments. …

We are to judge, but we are not to condemn. In fact, a better translation of Matthew 7:1 would be: “Do not condemn others, and you will not be condemned.” I am in no position to condemn a person. But I am in a position to make judgments about things, situations, viewpoints, and even about people to some degree.

“Don’t judge!” is said by people who don’t like it when we dare to have a Christian worldview. [And “Don’t judge!” is said by willfully sinning ‘Christians’ who don’t like it when we dare to have a biblically Christian view.]

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One thought on “Greg Laurie: Don’t Judge? — We are to judge, but we are not to condemn. In fact, a better translation of Matthew 7:1 would be: “Do not condemn others, and you will not be condemned.”

  1. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Matt 7:2

    When you judge others, you are telling what your values are; for we can only make a judgement based on our values, so be care how you judge for you are telling others what your values are.

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