Judging vs. Discerning
Jesus plainly stated that we are not to judge others. But
so often His words are used against Christians who are trying to
point out wrong in society. And it seems that so few Christians
know how to answer such objections.
So, what should you do if, upon seeing evil in the world, and
stating your convictions regarding it, you are told that you have no
business judging others? Are Christians to become mindless
people who can’t tell the difference between good and evil? Is
this mindless condition something we are to strive for?
First of all, there is a big difference between judging someone,
and discerning evil. The two are not the same at all. In
the Bible, the word “judge” is often a woeful translation of the
Greek word “katakrino.” This word literally means “to judge
against.” In other words, it really means “to condemn.”…