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A: There are significant logical problems with the claim that believers should not make judgments. The first becomes evident when we read the context of Matthew 7:1. Here, Christ is warning believers against making judgments in a hypocritical or condemning manner.
That type of judging is a characteristic often associated with the Pharisees during the ministry of Jesus. Many people who quote “judge not” from Matthew 7:1 fail to notice the command to judge in Matthew 7:5, when it says, “Then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” The point Jesus emphasizes here is to judge yourself first before you make judgments about others.
In the broader context, Jesus is telling believers to be discerning when it comes to false teaching and false prophets because they “look” Christian, but their goal is to lead the flock astray (Matthew 7:15–20; Luke 6:43–45).
Continue reading to get answers from Scripture about judging as it relates to believers and unbelievers.
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