Are We Christians the Most Judgmental People Around?

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A. I think we are! If this is so, then what could possibly be the reason for this? Could it be that: a) We of all people KNOW the difference between right and wrong - so we can most easily SEE wrong in others! b) One of our most common human problems is: we can ALWAYS see the sin in others - when we cannot see it in ourselves!! AMAZING and HELPFUL TRUTH: if you can see the SIN in another person it's almost certain that you have the very same sin!! I urge you most earnestly to really keep watch for this one - and profit by it!!!

B. THE TRAP: as we seek to GROW in our Christian life:

1. It will become more and more easy to SEE where others are going wrong, including their SIN!

2. It will become more and more easy to think they are on the WRONG TRACK, and so..

3. It will become more and more easy to be JUDGING them about - shall we call it the "level", or the "standard" of their Christian life!!

But you know that we're commanded NOT to judge, as the TRIPLE warning in: LUKE 6:37 Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

What can best OVERCOME judgmentaism? LOVE (agape) - because you're NOTgoing to judge those who you love with God's Own love!!

- BM and his Mrs

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