What does "You shall not judge" mean?


Jesus said in Matthew 7:1, "Do not judge so that you will not be judged." Many unbelievers quote this verse when Christians say that homosexuality is a sin, or adultery is wrong, or tell someone that a person might not be a Christian if, for example, he denies the resurrection of Christ (1 Cor. 15:14). But what do Jesus' words actually mean? Is he saying we can't say anyone is wrong about anything, or that someone is not a Christian, or that a person is in sin? Considering that the Bible has many verses condemning sinful behavior, we have to consider Jesus' words more carefully. Before we do that, take a look at these verses that show it is okay to make spiritual judgments.

Are there such things as moral absolutes (moral nihilism) or is nothing by nature good or bad?

Moral Nihilists say, "There are no inherent moral values in anything whether it is action, thought, or intention."  This position is also called Ethical Nihilism.  Such an assertion is problematic for several reasons.

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