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You Be the Judge

April 2, 2023

As we wrap up this series, we are going to look at what I believe is probably the most misunderstood, misused and misapplied verse in the entire Bible. By the way, it is not just unbelievers who misapply it and misunderstand it, but sadly many believers make the same mistake. This verse is in regard to judgmentalism. People equate the church today with a holier than thou attitude that screams what they are against and whispers what they are for. They hear the criticism, but they don’t see the compassion. They hear the condemnation; they don’t feel the care. And I humbly admit for a good bit of this we are guilty as charged. So, we are going to dive into what Jesus said and what Jesus didn’t say about this whole matter of judging so that we can make sure we’re not only interpreting Scripture correctly but that we’re also living out Scripture correctly so as not to turn others away from the church.

Topics: Judging Others

In this series

Belief Barriers

What are some of the most common reasons why people reject Christianity? You've probably thought of hypocrisy, judgmentalism, or maybe how much bad there is in the world. Join Dr. James Merritt as he discusses common barriers to belief in God and how to overcome these barriers and win others to Christ.

Bible Reference

“Judge not, that you be not judged.
For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.
Why do you see the speck that is 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,’when there is the log in your own eye?
You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.