Re: Jew,Christian, Mormon, a childs question
You know what i think is a common misperception is that "Christians are not supposed to judge"... imo, i believe that is an inaccurate understanding of scripture... Christians are not supposed to condemn others, but making judgements is actually encouraged... i usually see the same two reasons given why Christians are not to judge: 1) Matt 7:1 "do not judge", and 2) Jesus never judged anyone. If you read the entire chapter 7 of Matt Jesus tells us to only make judgments only when we have first judged ourselves, and in John 7:24 Jesus tells us to make "righteous judgments". Everyone makes judgments all the time, including about people, but as Christians we are to judge ourselves first and then make righteous judgments not based on appearances only. Remember that judgments and condemnation are not the same thing and many confuse and interchange these two ideas all the time. If you look at the woman caught in adultery Jesus never condemned her, but he did judge her when he told her to "sin no more", with that statement He judged her actions as sinful. In Matt 18 there are directives on how to make judgments about another’s behavior. So imo, the meme that "Christians can't judge" is a common fallacy and an incomplete understanding of scripture.