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I am so sick of people berating Christians for "casting judgment". Do people even realize before they utter these words that they judge probably far more often than they will allow themselves to admit? I believe that EVERYONE judges EVERYONE and EVERYTHING. How else can you explain "sizing" somebody else up before you meet them? Women do this on a daily, most of the time frequent basis to other women. Think about it!

The only reason why certain people feel it's necessary to remind the world that Christians are "judgmental" is because they put themselves under a microscope by trying to adhere to a holy life style and shunning worldly desires. Christians aren't perfect and they already know this. But don't try to pass it off as if you aren't!!

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 6:07 PM everybody judges. we all know this. but the bottom line is christians aren't supposed to. their holy book tells them specifically not to. and if i hadn't been raised a strict baptist, i wouldn't know that. i can do it as much as i want and not feel guilty or bad about myself, because i don't believe in the god. and because i don't have to try and live my life according to an outdated 2000+ year old instruction manual, i don't feel obliged to judge folks, like all my christian friends did growing up. i am not being hypocritcal, christians are. there is no way around it. it's a sin and the wages of sin is death. so it is written.

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 7:12 PM We're not to judge our brothers and sisters in Jesus/Yeshua.  People who are self-confessed non-believers are fair game.  Throughout the Bible, God told His people not to mix with non-believers because they will influence believers with their wickedness.  Once they reject the Gospel, we are to leave them alone.  That could be construed as judgment, I suppose.

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Jun. 5, 2008 at 10:09 PM

We are only to judge to a certain degree.

Christians are often accused of "judging" whenever they speak out against a sinful activity. However, that is not the meaning of the Scripture verses that state, "Do not judge." There is a righteous kind of judgment we are supposed to exercise—with careful discernment (John 7:24). When Jesus told us not to judge (Matthew 7:1), He was telling us not to judge hypocritically. Matthew 7:2-5 declares, "For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." What Jesus was condemning here was hypocritical, self-righteous judgments of others.

You are very right everybody judges in wrong ways too, not only Christians but we are the ones that the finger gets pointed at a lot more than others.


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