Don’t Judge Me! A Condescending Accusation

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When my wife and I were first married, we lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee. One day we received notice that there would be a neighborhood meeting at a church in our community. Out of curiosity, we went. One of the complaints being addressed was that of speeders on the local streets. The police officer in attendance, […]

All This is True Because it Rhymes

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“One day, a talented lass or fellow, a special one with face of yellow, will make the Piece of Resistance found from its hidden refuge underground. And with a noble army at the helm, this Master Builder will thwart the Kragle and save the realm, and be the greatest, most interesting, most important person of […]

Don’t Judge Me! Conditions for Judging (Part II)

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Although we took a short timeout to discuss the issue of the Sabbath, we have been looking at the conditions for judging. Although we often hear “Don’t judge me!” we have determined that judging is, at certain times, necessary. There are four questions that must be answered before we put ourselves into the position of […]

Don’t Judge Me! Conditions for Judging (Part 1)

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In the previous sections of this study we saw that judging is simply considering something and making a decision about it. When Jesus issued the command to “judge not,” He did not mean to ignore sin. Sometimes it is necessary to discern whether something is wrong or right. However, it must be done in the […]

Don’t Judge Me! What Goes Around…

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What goes around… Can you finish the sentence? Of course you can. What goes around . . . comes around. This is an old proverb that simply means that what you dish out will eventually get fed back to you. I’m not talking about karma, but about a biblical principle. In the previous article, we […]

Don’t Judge Me! Play by Your Own Rules

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Don’t judge me! Have you ever heard that expression? Have you ever said it? Usually that phrase is blurted out in disgust out when someone points out something they don’t like about another person. Sometimes we hear variations: “Don’t judge me just because I sin differently than you do.” “Before you judge me, make sure […]