Is Evangelism Judging
Is all judging wrong? Mathew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. Is there anyone else that has this thrown in their face when sharing with someone to give their heart to Jesus? Is all judging wrong?
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---TDG on 12/28/06
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whoa! there is a major difference between judging and witnessing. Matthew 18 says that this world will not come to and end until all is witnessed to and all hears about Christ. Witnessing- Telling others about Jesus and how you found Him. Judging- Telling what you think regardless of truth or lies pr feelings(just a mindful thought).
---Victoria on 8/30/07|
All judging is not wrong. We do not have the right to setence anyone to hell. However, we do have the right to judge sin. "It is called righteous judging". It is the Sin in the person we hate, Not the person. Actually, you could be in sin if you ignore sin. Also, you are to hate sin more in yourself, than in other people. Never look down on other people because, we are only saved, not because we are so good, but, because of God's grace.
---catherine on 8/29/07|
When I was an atheist I'd have said worse then that you lousy hypocritical - can't run your own house christians. Today i agree and explain what the message of Christ is and that it is for the hypocritical judgmental church first and what a wonderful thing that in my condition Christ did not hesitate to accept me.
It took a while longer before I accepted His church.
---Andrea on 8/29/07|
No all judging is not wrong. We are forbidden to judge people's motives and are strongly cautioned not to point a finger at someone else when we have our own problems we are not dealing with. Matt 7:1-5
The Corinthians were told to judge the behaviour of one of their memebers involved in adultery (I Cor 5)
John 7:24 speaks of "righteous judgment" "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment."
---Bruce5656 on 8/29/07|
This verse is better translated, "Misjudge not, that you all be not misjudged." Because Jesus who Commanded this, Jesus also Commanded this: "Judge righteous judgment". John 7:24.
---Eloy on 12/29/06|
Judgement and Evangelism are two different things. Judgement is when you think you are all that, but everyone else is a sinner going to Hell. Evangelism is seeing the way God sees - Everyone (including you) is a sinner going to Hell, without Christ. This will encouage you to accept Christ and change, as well as for others to accept Christ and change. Evangelism is bringing all to the knowledge and saving power of Christ.
---Leslie on 12/29/06|
Effective evangelism is an art of persuasion not confrontational antagonism. It takes finesse to be able to do it effectively. You have to present a positive non-judgmental message to win converts. If you can't do that don't any activity at all. Because all you will accomplish is turning off prospective converts to a message delivered by a trained person who know how to present the message effectively. This in one of the situations where you can do more damage by confrontation then by doing nothing.
---Phil_the_Elder on 12/29/06|
There is NO judging when you are showing people their wrongs, .....he says that the light came into the world but people rejected it for their deeds were evil....then he says those who have accepted the light are NOT condemned while others have already been condemned for their love of darkness (john 3:16------)
Also paul said that the scriptures were through inspiration and have a right to warn, teach and direct people to the right ways...of the truth...for a man of God to be well furnished..
---msafiri on 12/29/06|
The Apostle Paul constantly tells us to judge all doctrine that is being taught to us. Accept what lines up with the word- reject what doesn't and point it out to others.
---craige on 12/28/06|
If it were, then how would you ever win someone to Christ? People feel guilty and try to use that as an excuse to keep people from convicting them of their sins. The Bible references knowing those who are of Christ by their fruits. If the fruits stink, it is better to tell them of their sins then see them cast into hell. Just do it in a loving way!
---ralph on 12/28/06|
Judging is wrong but having discernment is our duty. If you are heaping guilt and condemnation on people you are going too far. You can tactfully tell them what the Bible says or come across with judgement. Remember, the judgement you judge with is the judgement you will be judged by.
---john on 12/28/06|
Those who call your witnessing judgment are being deceived By Satan. When witnessing be careful to present a message, off God's love, of God's offer of salvation, to all who will come to him. Having delivered the message clearly ask them do they want to do anything about their salvation. If they say no to not hesitate, shake the dust from your feet.
---Mima on 12/28/06|
TDG, your responsibility is simply to tell others what God has done in your own life.
What they do about your story is between them and God.
---Jack on 12/28/06|
Maybe you need to re-examine your approach to evangelism. Obviously you are saying something to the people you share with that is not being taken well. I share my love for Christ and His love for them, and how He longs to have a relationship with the person.
---Madison1101 on 12/28/06|