It seems that everyone in America today knows that Jesus said, “Judge not, lest you be judged.” But how many people know that Jesus called us to make righteous judgments and that Paul called us to judge fellow believers? One year ago, I wrote an article devoted to answering the question, “To Judge or Not to Judge?” It seems like now would be a perfect time to revisit the question, putting the emphasis on the importance of making righteous judgements.
I have to chuckle, though, when the “Don’t judge” crowd is often guilty of the most ugly judgmentalism and name-calling, completely oblivious to the hypocrisy of it all. To give one example, a colleague forwarded a link to me where some folks were not happy with my recent dialogue with Andy Stanley. One of them labelled me: “Christianity’s foremost obnoxious blowhard. He’s surpassed his usefulness and has become a self-serving, attention whore. You can be right and be so totally obnoxious doing it that you lose your opportunity to have your voice heard.” FULL REPORT