‘Judge Not…’

With the Boy Scouts turning into the Gay Scouts, and the rest of our culture being destroyed before our eyes, we hear, and are going to hear, a lot of flatline Christians and spiritual-but-no-religion types pretend to quote the Bible by saying, “Judge not! That’s what Jesus said! Never, never, never make any kind of judgment about anybody or anything!”

They take two words from one verse (Matthew 7:1, repeated in the same context in Luke 6:37) and try to nullify the entire moral teaching of the Bible. Hey–someone breaks each and every one of Ten Commandments every day? Judge not!

But when it comes to the secular teaching that sodomy is good and God, if there even is a God (which they deem most unlikely), is wrong for condemning it; and if you Christians reject it or oppose it, then you’re wrong, too–well, Christians who get conned by the “judge not” argument have totally failed to understand the scriptures.

In this case we do not have to judge, because God has already made the judgment for us, and caused it to be written in the Bible. The judgment is that homosexual activity is an abominable sin, worthy of the most severe condemnation.

And so, by refusing to recognize it as a sin, because we have been buffaloed by the “judge not” chorus and we want them to think we’re nice people, we then set aside God’s judgment for a stupid judgment of our own. It’s for a good reason, of course: we want those people to like us and to think we’re hip to the times.

Lord, deliver us out of this evil age. This is not a time I want to be hip to.

6 comments on “‘Judge Not…’

  1. Actually, I think Jesus said, “judge not based on appearances…” But the Bible is quite clear about homosexuality…that’s a “no-no” if there ever was one…

    And yet, it seems to be considered the unpardonable sin along with divorce for many Christians…

  2. In interpreting ‘judge not, people many times equate it to damnation when, in fact, our judging the sin in no way judges the sinner. We are not privy to a person’s repentance, but this does not and should not prevent us from judging the sin and not the sinner.

    1. I have no right to judge any human. That right is reserved for someone far more important than myself. However, I can judge my actions and I can choose not to allow myself close association with people whom are indulging in harmful behaviors.

  3. The Judge-Not-ers always miss the irony that in saying it’s wrong to judge, they themselves are making a judgment. And just try responding “judge not” to them when they call you a hater or a bigot or rigid or divisive or one of their other favorite judgment calls. They’ll only double down on calling you names.

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