We are called to love our neighbors (Mark 12:31) but not to accept everything they do. Would you accept a cannibal as they are? Or a serial killer? Or would you think they could do better without being afraid of judging them? People often quote Matthew and say:
Do not judge, or you too will be judged.Matthew 7:1
This is not to say that we should not judge at all what it says after is:
For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.Matthew 7:2
It says that we should not judge unjustly by acting high and mighty when we ourselves might be guilty of the same sin (Enduring word bible commentary). In 1 Corinthians 6:3 it says that we will judge angels. So if we can not judge how can we judge angels? And it’s not like the apostles didn’t say when people were acting ungodly. They gave instruction to help them the congregations get better. Like when a man slept with his mother 1 Corinthians 5:1. Just look at what John says in Revelations.
”Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.”Revelation 3:19
Hi 😀 what do you think. Have we been interpreting Matthew wrong?
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