Judge Not?

Our UK brother Alan Higgins has been really exploring some foundational topics over at his blog. Alan posted the video below regarding the “judge not” phenomenon, and I thought it would be appropriate to post it here as well:

In the video, John McArthur succinctly exegetes the foundation of Matthew 7, especially in light of how “judge not lest you be judged” gets hurled around (almost like an expletive) in response to the light of truth shining on any darkness. 

As I’ve stated on many occasions, I blog in defense of the faith. I have no personal agenda – except to proclaim and defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ…even if when the Gospel is hijacked by perpetrators within the church.

 Look at the scriptural reference in context:

1(A)Do not judge so that you will not be judged.

 2“For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and (B)by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.

 3“Why do you (C)look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?

 4(D)Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye?

 5“You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

Too me, the text clearly forbids hypocrisy. It is hypocritical for someone to condemn adultery if they’re tipping out on their spouse at the same time. Likewise, it’s hypocritical to claim the name of the Lord, yet live and teach the complete contrary.

2 Timothy 3:16 affirms the authority of God’s Word – and it’s proper use.

As long as the Word of God is used to refute false teachers and their false doctrine, then the only judgement going on is from God to His enemies.

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2 Responses to “Judge Not?”


  1. 1 Ann Brock May 7, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    People used these verse to try to shame real Christians for telling them about their poor behavior, ethics, morals, and value the “judge not lest ye be judged” verse is the favorite. Keep up the good work.


  1. 1 Still More Evidence That The Church Of Judge Not Is Wrong « Jesus Christology Trackback on May 9, 2008 at 11:12 am
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