Is it our right to judge people righteously according to God's standard or leave it to God to judge people?

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    It is our DUTY to warn people about the righteous judgment of God

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  • 1 month ago

    I would not say our "right", it is simply human nature to judge or prejudge any and all things as a survival tool. What we don't want is to hang on to those judgments when we discover the facts don't warrant that judgment as well as being open enough to let those facts in.

  • 1 month ago

    Depends on your belief. Jesus says to forgive. If you are able to forgive that means you are able to Judge. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Read these

    John 7:24 KJV — Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

    1 Corinthians 6:2 KJV — Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

    1 Corinthians 6:3 KJV — And know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

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  • 1 month ago

    Given that Jesus said, "The Father judges no-one but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father" we'd better pause before answering. Jesus also warned religious hypocrites that they were judging others by mere appearances, which warped their judgments (John 7:24 & 5:22). God is the Righteous One, and we have no righteousness of our own (Romans 3:9-28). Only the Holy Spirit enables anyone to grasp something of the righteousness of God.

    That is why matters of Church discipline must be done by mature Christians, evidencing that indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The Bible authorizes such ones to weigh up matters within the Church, but they will be judged themselves if they don't carry out that responsibility under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Christians are told, "But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment. When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplines to that we will not be condemned with the world." (1 Cor. 11:31-32)

  • Paul
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    We can judge behaviors according to God's standard, but we cannot judge the individuals who committed the behaviors. That judgement belongs to God alone.

  • 1 month ago

    We have to exercise judgment so we can have some idea whom to trust, but I don't feel the need to consign people to hell.

  • 1 month ago

    At John 7:24, Jesus plainly commands us to stop judging by outward appearance but judge with righteous judgment. It is apparent then that we ought to be judging. We simply need to make the basis of our judgment righteous - God's standard as you rightly pointed out. And where do we find that basis? In God’s word the Bible, yes?

    That this type of judgment is proper can be seen from a consideration of the account at Luke 3:19.  Herod Antipas (son of Herod the Great) was having an adulterous relationship with Herodias and John the Baptizer corrected him.  Herod Antipas was nominally a Jew and professed to worship the God of Moses and to be under the Mosaic Law.  As such, John the Baptizer, using that same law, could reprove Herod.  This would be a righteous judgment.  

    Moreover, at 1 Corinthians 6:1-6, under divine inspiration the apostle Paul makes it clear that judgment should take place in the congregation and judgment should be made between brothers. Just before that, in chapter 5 and verse 9, Paul admonishes the congregation in Corinth because they had FAILED to judge an immoral person but simply let the matter go on. He then sternly told them to remove the wicked person from the congregation. The person was practicing sexual immorality.

    Ultimately, God will judge all people.  In the meantime, it is the responsibility of God's servants or worshipers to base their judgment on God's righteous standards.

    Hannah J Paul

  • "Judge not, lest ye be judged." Look it up.

    Also, I see a certain puddytat has dredged up one of his favorite lies. Unfortunately, the cliff only exists in his mind, and that guy isn't blindfolded.

  • sarah
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    we do not have the right to judge people.  If we really believe in God and trust him to make wise decisions then we should let God be the judge.

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