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Postby mortensen » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:39 pm

A Speck In The Eye.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus actually had a lot more to say about judging others than just one sentence. Here is the verse in contex of the other things Jesus said about judging others.

"Do not judge so that you will not be judged." "For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard or measure, it will be measured to you." "Why do you look at the speck that in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? or how can you say to your brother, Let me take the speck out of your eye, and behold, the log is in your eye?" "You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye."
(Matthew 7:1-5)

There are many other verses that indicate that Jesus was more unhappy about the behavior of hypocrites than just about anything eles He encountered. So, His warning against judging others was primarily aimed at those who thought they were superior to others. In other words, get your own house in order before you criticize others.

Should Christians make moral judgements? Yes, but we must acknowledge that when it comes to judging, we need to always check our motives before we say something to another believer. If what we are doing is not based squarely upon God's Word and love for our brother or sister in Christ, then it is best to keep our mouths shut. There are those who say they don't think others should make any moral judgements, they soon change their mind when somebody does something immoral against them!

So many of today's Christian's have been indoctrinated with the worldly teachings of 'tolerance' (political correctness). Tolerance means that truth is subjective, and there is no absolute truth. Many Christian's today think that no one has the right to say anything to them, because this would be judging them. When you bring this attitude into the church you have to ignore the Scriptures, because they do teach that there are absolute truths. Scriptures plainly teaches that believers are not to walk around blindly, ignoring sinful behavior or false teaching; and if we do then we are in direct conflict with the clear teaching of God's Word.

"Be Blessed and stay prayed-up".
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