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Rom 2:2,3 Judging Others

Discussion in 'Exposition & Bible Study' started by bcbsr, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. bcbsr

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    Judging Others

    Rom 2:2,3 Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment?

    He is not discouraging people from scrutinizing another. For isn't he himself doing so in these very sections? And doesn't he teach that Christians should judge another, as he asks rhetorically, "Are you not to judge those inside (the church)?" 1Cor 5:12b Now there are those who frequently misapply the saying, "Judge not and you shall not be judged". Luke 6:37 in order to condemn others who scrutinize them, which itself is a violation of their own interpretation of the saying. But many in this post-modernistic society would like to believe they can get away with anything so long as they don't scrutinize others. Jesus was actually speaking in a proverbial sense of that which is human nature, namely that if you scrutinize others, they will scrutinize you, which is a truism Try it. When you judge others, they will almost immediately turn around and judge you.

    Such is one of the expression of self-righteousness - to try and evade scrutiny by putting the spotlight on others. It started in the garden where Adam, being accused by God, accused Eve in return, who then turned the spotlight on the serpent. Pointing fingers is not going to help on the judgement day, where each must give an account of themselves to God. And much as there are those of a liberal or libertarian mindset who may claim there are no absolute moral standards, such show their hypocrisy when someone does something bad to them.

    Now consider incidents in which you've thought or pointed out something wrong about someone else, and consider whether in some way you had likewise been guilty.

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