Don’t judge anyone – you don’t even know 1% of what that person has gone through

As Scripture also says! Gently correct those in the family of God…you DO KNOW! And expect the same in return, from someone who knows you well (even by the Spirit of God)

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Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

8 thoughts on “Don’t judge anyone – you don’t even know 1% of what that person has gone through

    1. Jonathan Caswell Post author

      If it’s in a church group or a classroom—do it gently and respectfully. One must give them the right to accept or deny the correction as they choose. If you have won over your brother or sister—they will thank you for it. If not—outside of a classroom situation, where certain things are required to be learned—persuasion based on facts and priciples may convince them…or not! 😀

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      1. TEP336

        Well, that’s a very good way of dealing with points where a brother or sister may be departing from Scripturally sound doctrine. Scripture actually carefully outlines the form which Church discipline is supposed to take. However, how does one arrive at the point of correcting someone without passing some form of judgement? This is a point where I prefer to exercise extreme caution, because the modern Church likes to teach that it’s wrong for us to judge others, when in fact we are permitted to do so.

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      2. Jonathan Caswell Post author

        Within the church—or at least YOUR church—it may be allowed 1st Corinthians 5: 12-13 GENTLY AND WITH LOVE Galatians 6:1 Outside your church group, it often takes the form of a debate type discussion….where forcing one’s ideas on others may not get your point across diplomatically! total strangers? Uness it’s a safety or legal issue, you’re taking your chances, even with those!

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      3. TEP336

        The issue I see is that humans can’t take two steps without judgement. Whenever you decide whether or not you like someone, whether or not to trust them, you’re exercising judgement.

        In matters of Evangelism, we judge whether or not someone is in need of hearing the Gospel, whether or not some has heard our presentation or just ignored it, even when someone we’ve attempted to share with will mean to do us harm. Which says nothing of the fact that the Gospel Message itself is an act of using the Law to make someone aware that they are under judgement.

        There is so much we do with regards to judgement that we simply take for granted. That’s why I see a problem with the idea that we ought not judge, especially when you consider what Jesus taught about judgement.

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      4. TEP336

        Absolutely. The thing is, Jesus not only permitted it, but laid down rules by which we are to judge. By those rules, we are prohibited from being judgemental, from being harsh, and from being hypocritical.

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