Judging Others

Q. A staunch, very conservative Christian I know posts articles and makes derogatory comments on Facebook about things like homosexuality, abortion, and other behavior she thinks is sinful. I do not agree with some of these issues either but I do not think it is my place to judge in that manner. Is this how Christians should act? If not, what should they do if they have these strong view points?

A. Jesus said, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you”. Then He said we should be more concerned about cleaning up our own behavior before we start criticizing the behavior of others (Matt. 7:1-5).

When we see people sinning or condoning sin we should pray for them and ask the Lord to forgive them (1 John 5:16), because if it were not for His grace it could be us doing those things.

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