“We’re not supposed to judge!” You have probably heard a Christian say that, in response to a negative or disapproving comment from someone about the actions of another. Many people seem to think that Jesus’ admonition to “judge not, or you too will be judged” is the core teaching of the Gospel.
Of course, being unfairly or overly judgmental is a problem and a sin. However, Jesus was not saying that we should never make distinctions between right and wrong, good and bad, or holiness and sinfulness.
This message examines what the Bible really tells us about judging and judgment.