Monday, 11 May 2009

Judge not according to appearance

"The apostle Paul repeatedly admonished us to strive to uphold and maintain the truth (2 Tim. 1:13). If one does not hold to the sound words, he becomes destitute of the truth (1 Tim. 6:3-4). Involved in the responsibility of upholding the truth is the condemning of falsehood. When we mention "condemning falsehood," immediately many want to object and complain. They tell us it is wrong to condemn ... "Judge not that ye be not judged," they say. They seem to think this means we can do no judging at all. This cannot be true, for Jesus also said,

"Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment." (John 7:24)."
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J Cripps

Dutch translation/ Nederlandse vertaling > Oordeelt niet op grond van uiterlijk