By Greg Laurie
“Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?”
—1 Corinthians 6:2
When someone says that a Christian should never judge, that’s incorrect.
But didn’t Jesus say, “Judge not, that you be not judged” (Matthew 7:1 NKJV)?
Yes, and He went on to say, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves” (verse 15 NKJV).
Unless we make some kind of judgment, how will we determine who a false prophet is? There is a place for judgment. The Bible even says, “For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?” (1 Peter 4:17 NKJV).