Why Are Christians So Judgmental?

Jesus said, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”  (Matthew 7:1)  According to Paul Copan, “This verse has replaced John 3:16 as the favorite verse that people like to quote.”  Often people criticise Christians for being far too judgmental.

Many actions by people are judged sinful by the Word of God.  Christians simply read the verdict, they did not judge anybody, God did.  The Bible is crystal clear on many sins of the flesh.  Adultery, homosexuality, murder, stealing, etc. are judged as evil by God.  There is no judgment by the Christian.

When I was a child I delivered newspapers in Dowagiac, Michigan.  I did not write the paper, I just delivered it.  I was not the “editor”, I was the “delivery boy.”  I did not write the Bible, I simply deliver it’s message.

It is interesting to note that the people who condemn Christians for acting as if they’re right and others are wrong are, in that very action, acting as if they themselves are right and Christians are wrong.  They at that moment are doing the the very thing they say is wrong.

A major problem today is that many preachers of the Word of God are more concerned about offending others than they are of offending God.  In a spirit of humility and love we should let folks know what God has said about sin.

What difference does it make if you please everybody but fail to please God?  What difference does it make if you fail to please everybody but do please God?

About Dr. Mike Harmon

Dr. Harmon began preaching at the age of 15 while living in southern California. He has conducted over 600 revivals and evangelistic campaigns nationwide, and has served as Senior Pastor at seven churches. Dr. Harmon has degrees from Central Baptist College, the University of Central Arkansas, and a Ph.D. From the Christian Bible College and Seminary. He has served as trustee for Southeastern Baptist College and Chairman of the trustees for the BMA Theological Seminary. He also served as Chaplain for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas State Senate. His many sermons and articles on Christian Apologetics are widely published. He is married to one wife of 43 years; has two sons, and seven grandchildren. He considers the simple pleasures of cooking, dining with family and friends, and liesurely rides on his Harley through the Texas Hill Country to be some of the most enjoyable blessings from the Lord.
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