CARM Newsletter 03-05-08

Can we judge?    A person in Wicca e-mailed me in was unhappy that I had stated what was false.  This person said she was raised as a Baptist and then quoted me Matt. 7:1, "Do not judge lest you be judged." 

Can we make judgments?  Yes we can.  I judge lying to be wrong.  I judge murder to be wrong along with stealing, adultery, and abortion.  The context of Matthew 7:1 is dealing with rash and superficial judgments filled with hypocrisy.  It does not mean that we cannot make spiritual judgments.

1 Cor. 2:14-15 says, "But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. 15 But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no man." The word "appraised" is anakrino.  It means to examine, judge, ask questions, search, and discern.  So, we are able to make spiritual judgments.

When you make yours, do so without hypocrisy and in a manner consistent with Scripture.

 

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About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.