I have a friend who is caught in a sin. I care about her, so I try to talk to her about it, but she just says, “The Bible says not to judge!” Am I being judgmental by trying to point out her sin?
Where “don’t judge” comes from
Our world promotes the idea of tolerance. In fact, it seems the only sin is to say that someone else is wrong. The policy of tolerance promotes the unbiblical philosophy that truth is determined by each individual person, not by the moral absolutes of God.
Sadly, when people say, “The Bible says not to judge,” they usually desire the freedom to do what they want without you or their conscience getting in the way. This is dangerous thinking because unrepentant sin separates a person from God (Isaiah 59:2).
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Author: David Scharf
Volume 107, Number 12
Issue: December 2020
- Q&A: Were we “created to make a difference”? - 2020/12/28
- Bible study: Giving God glory - 2020/12/28
- Q&A: Am I being judgmental if I point out someone’s sin? - 2020/11/30