Avoiding a Childish View of Judging

Avoiding a Childish View of the "Judge Not" Passage

Young children only see things from their perspective. They can’t think logically or systematically until they mature. (source)

If we aren’t deliberate about studying Scripture, we’ll remain "mere infants in Christ" with a childish perspective of truth (1 Corinthians 3:1).

For example, it's a popular error to claim that Christians are not supposed to judge anything or anyone.

This error results from the childish practice of taking a single phrase out of context and ignoring the rest of Scripture. 

It's neither logical nor systematic. But most important: it's not Biblical.

In context, “Judge not” (Matthew 7:1), doesn't tell us not to judge. It tells us not to judge hypocritically.

Multiple Scriptures tell us when, what, how, and who to judge. Yes, despite the popular view to the contrary, we are even called to judge people according to Biblical guidelines. 

Let's not be misled by a childish view of judgement. Let's correctly handle God's Word (2 Timothy 2:15). See "How, Who, and What to Judge."

I run into this error so often, that I've written a whole series on this subject: Misunderstandings About Judgement.
To see some other Scriptures that are often interpreted from a childish perspective, see Twisted Scriptures

Avoiding a Childish View of the "Judge Not" Passage

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