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Judge not" means we are not to judge ever?

We are NOT to Judge a person's MOTIVES (Matt 7:1), but we are to Judge a Fellow Believer's actions or fruits.The bible do not forbid all judging of sin. To warn, rebuke, or reprove someone of the consequences of some action they are performing.But if I have repented of my sins and am striving to live in obedience to God's Word, then God can and will use me to warn others of sin and its consequences. Matthew 7:1 does not teach that it is sinful to confront and, if necessary, publicly expose evil. God wants us to be like Jonah, who was told to "Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me." (Jonah 1:2) God wants us to be like John the Baptist and the disciples, who warned people against sin and told the masses that they must repent. God wants you and me to speak up! Luke 17:3 - If your brother sins, rebuke him.

Ephesians 5:11 - Do not have fellowship with sin, but reprove it.

John 7:24 "Do Not JUDGE according to Appearance, but JUDGE WITH RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT."

2 Timothy 4:1-5, "I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry."

Ezekiel 3:18, 33:8, "When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand."

1 Corinthians 4:14, "I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you."

Luke 24:47, "And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem."

Colossians 1:28, "Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:"

Acts 26:20, "But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance."

Proverbs 24:24-25, "He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him; but to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them."

Ezekiel 22:2, "Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city? yea, thou shalt show her all her abominations."

we are supposed to warn people of their wicked ways to save their lives! There always has been and there always will be those who excuse and justify their sins. These people are often the ones who scream the loudest, "You're judging me," but that is only because every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved (John 3:20).

The bible even tells us that we will run into those who will fight against judgment: Righteous judgment means Godly or to judge according to Gods perspective. The Scriptures give us that perspective. We can judge people according to the Word of God but not by our own standards.

Proverbs 28:5, "Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the Lord understand all things."

Amos 5:10, "They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly."

When there is no judgment and people are afraid to call wrongdoing sin, and thus everywhere evil grows.

Isaiah 59:14-15 where it was said, "Judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment."

Although God alone is the Judge, this does not mean that only God judges. In fact, the Word of God says that God enables man to judge, commands man to judge, and is pleased with those who seek to judge righteously.

Scriptures clearly show that throughout time God has imparted to man the authority to judge (Leviticus 19:15; Deuteronomy 1:16; Deuteronomy 16:18; Judges 2:16-19; II Chronicles 19:5; Ezra 7:25; Isaiah 1:17; Ezekiel 23:45; John 7:24; Romans 2:27; I Corinthians 2:15; I Corinthians 6 . In Zechariah 3:7 God states that He gives those who obey Him the authority to judge.

Jesus Himself criticized the Pharisees for being unable to judge the spiritual things of God and the importance of judging spiritual matters continued to be stressed throughout His disciples' ministries (Matthew 16:3; Luke 12:56-57; John 7:24; Acts 4:19; I Corinthians 2:15; I Corinthians 5:3; I Corinthians 6:2-5; I Corinthians 10:15; I Corinthians 14:29; Hebrews 5:14).

Jesus clearly says do not judge so that you will not be judged, but to whom is He speaking? He identifies His audience in verse 5 with the words "Thou hypocrite." Jesus is not forbiding Christians to judge (unless He is calling every Christian a hypocrite). He is warning that we will be held accountable for what we know. In other words, if we know enough about sinful behavior to tell others that it is wrong, then we have no excuse as to why that sin would be present in our lives. This is consistent with Paul's advice in I Corinthians 11:31-32 that we judge ourselves first so that we will not be judged. As Jesus says in verse 5, we should cast the beam out of our own eye and then we are in position to point out the fault to others.

In truth, God does not forbid us to judge, but He sets up conditions wherein we must judge.

Judging helps to sanctify the individual believer, prepares us to do the work of God

Romans 16:17 makes it clear not only what constitutes a division, but how to treat those who cause them.

"Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them." It says to mark those who cause divisions or offenses by expousing doctrine that is contrary to Scripture.

God Expects Us to Judge. we are to JUDGE anything and everything by the word of God. As believers become familiar with the Word of God they become better equipped to judge righteous judgment."Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear."

(1 Timothy 5:20). Romans 2:16 says, In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. 1 Corinthians 4:5 says, Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

"The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment." (Psa. 37:30) A righteous person will talk of judgment. He will not REFUSE to judge. He will talk judgment. . Do not judge another when you do not have all the relevant facts. Jeremiah 5:1 says, "Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it." A true judge is one who seeks the truth.

If you do not "judge" – "right" from "wrong" – you are traveling a blazing "one-way" course to "perversion" and "degradation" that will eventually land you in a "lake of fire"! Revelation 21:8

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