Don't Judge Me!
One is challenged by another who points out something that he is engaged in which ought not be done (Genesis 20:9). The person reply: “Don’t judge me!”
Well, lets see how much water that holds. A person is driving down the highway going 75 mph in a zone set for 45 mph and he is stopped and told that he is wrong to be traveling at that speed. Should that man say to the one stopping him, “Don’t judge me!” Is he being judged by the one stopping him” Or did the law judge him and the one stopping him is just reminding him of the fact?
A man gets mad at a ATM machine because it wouldn’t give a receipt for his withdrawal and he shouts an obscenity while children are around. A woman standing by reprimands the man who replies to the woman; “Don’t judge me!”
Is he being judged by the woman or is it wrong for a adult to use foul language in the presence of children” Where did the judging come from” The woman or the law of morality” (Ephesians 5:1-4).
We all know that it is the law which has done the judging. We didn’t write the traffic laws, but we sure know them and recognize when others aren’t obeying them. The same is true when it comes to the word of God.
People have misused the word “judging” by applying it to someone when is trying to teach what the word of the Lord has said. A thief will become offended if he is shown by the Bible that his actions are condemned (Eph. 4:28). But remember, it is the scripture which gives the condemning judgment on the act, not the one showing the verse.
The Bible said "judge not, lest you be judged" (Matthew 7:1). Judging is giving ones own opinion and using that to condemn someone. We cannot give our opinion, we must give God’s opinion which he has made clear in the Bible (Psalm 119:105).
A gay advocate promoting homosexuality is condemned by the scriptures (Romans 1:24-32; 1 Timothy 1:8-10). Churches who give in to the homosexual agenda are also condemned by the scriptures (2 Timothy 4:3-4; 2 Peter 2:1-3; Jude 7). This is true because verses from the Bible exposed homosexuality as sin. And a person takes the wrong action if he accuses someone showing him scripture, as “judging.” The gay advocates just didn’t get it. It is the word of God that condemns homosexuality and judges the sin; not the teacher.
In the end men will stand before God on Judgment Day and give account as to why they rejected the plain teaching of the scripture on the subject of marriage (Matt. 19:3-6; John 12:48; Revelation 20:11-15; Matt. 12:36-37; Acts 17:30-31; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Corinthians 7:1-4, 11:8-9; Genesis 2:18-25).
However, this warning doesn’t only apply to the subject of marriage. This warning applies to anything on which the word of the Lord instructs. Man must read the Bible and understand what it teaches us to do and what it also teaches us to avoid.
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