Do not judge, and you will not be judged…
It rarely fails. When a Christian speaks out about anything, someone pipes up with, “Judge not, lest ye be judged.”
People who’ve never darkened the door of a church know that one by heart. But most of the time, those reciting this verse with the ardor of a priest are confused about what “being judgmental” really is.
For example, calling out a bank robber or a tax fraud isn’t a matter of “being judgmental.” It’s a matter of being able to read “thou shalt not steal” and apply it to the situation. There are certain activities that are laid out in the Bible as sins – Revelation 21:8 has a sobering list.
To believe the Bible and call these activities “sins” is certainly not a case of being overly “judgmental.”
Instead, it’s pretty basic – just reading comprehension.
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Today, reflect on our responsibility to always tell the truth – including calling a sin a sin.Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.