Judge not?
The Most Often Twisted Bible Verse


"Judge not lest ye be judged."


The only Bible verse EVERYONE seems to know.

But it is also the Bible verse that is most often twisted away from its original meaning.


God was NOT telling us
NOT to judge the actions of others.

How do I know?

The Bible never contradicts itself.


In many verses in the Bible,
God tells us to judge others.

See the Scriptures near the bottom of this page.

So

If we look at the verses that tell us to judge,
we can easily see
something is wrong with the newly - hyped interpretation of:

Judge not lest ye be judged.



The Bible is clear that we ARE

to judge other people.


So what is the big deal?

What does it matter if everyone twists this verse?


There must have been a good reason

for the devil to go to all this trouble

to twist one little scripture.


If most people accept the twisted version, then we will:


  • Never teach morals in schools
  • Never teach morals in church
  • Be hesitant about teaching morals at home
  • Never speak out during moral discussions
  • Never speak the truth to another person
  • Never hold each other accountable for sin
  • Never stand up for righteousness in society
  • And we would live with
    unrestrained immorality

    because
    silence indicates agreement
    and allows immorality to flourish


 

The devil has lied to us.


He has lied to us to silence us.


The devil uses this verse to keep people

trapped and comfortable

in their sin. 


The devil uses this verse to silence

ministers and the church.


So far, his plan is working very well.



This page is to help us begin to realize

what the devil has done

AND

help us wake up and stop cooperating with him in

his plans to damage and destroy people.


I pray you will think this page is worthy of

consideration.




The video below

includes most of the most important parts

of this discussion.


I know virtually nothing about the following minister, but I endorse his video.




Judge SIN

by God's Word

not by our Preferences


Do not judge according to appearance

but judge with righteous judgment.

John 7:24 NKJV


Notice in John 7:24

Jesus is telling us to judge!


John 7:24 in the King James Version

even begins with the words "judge not."

Yet, we see that Jesus is

CLEARLY  instructing us to judge in this verse.


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Our motivation for confronting sin and errors should be:

for the love of our fellow man -

NOT

to show how much we know

But

how much we care.


Taken from the video below.



I am not endorsing the people who made the above video.


I am just endorsing the video I have put on this page. 


The words below are taken from the man who did the video above.


Even though people will tell us that we should not judge, the Bible makes it clear that we should. The following examples show where the Apostles exposed error:


a) Paul named and spoke against certain men in 2 Tim 2:16-17, 2 Tim 4:14-15, and 1 Tim. 1:19-20.


b) John named a man who was in error in 3 John 1:9-10.


c) Paul publicly corrected Peter, a fellow Apostle, in Galatians 2:11-14.


d) Leaders caught in false teaching or immorality are to be rebuked publicly as 1 Tim. 5:20 says.


e) Christians who won't repent must be removed from the church  - Matt. 18:15-17.

Beth (the host of this site) comments on (e) by saying: Paul teaches only certain sins are to be handled by removing a person from the church body.

Beth comments - the scriptures named are not written to get people stirred up to gossip and call people out. They are given to help us realize that there are extreme cases where we have to present a local church body with sins a person is committing and thereby deal with the issue.


Jesus was sometimes very firm

and very blunt

about sin.



I am not endorsing the people in the above video.

I am just endorsing this particular video.



Scriptures at the Bottom of the Page


Scriptures that say -

We are to Judge


The Scriptures below

say that we are to

Judge

"Judge" meaning:  To correct others.



Ephesians 5:11 NKJV

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather expose them.

Read more information about the word
"expose"
at the very bottom of the page.

Titus 2:15 NKJV

Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.


2 Timothy 3:16 - 17  NKJV

"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete thoroughly equipped for every good work.


2 Timothy 4:1-4  NKJV

I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word!
Be ready in season and out of season. Convince,
rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

Verses 3-4 

For the time will come

when they will not endure sound doctrine,

but according to their own desires,

because

they have itching ears,

they will heap up for themselves teachers;

and they will turn their ears away from the truth,

and be turned aside to fables.

 

2 Timothy 2:24-26 NKJV

And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.


James 5:19-20 NKJV

Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.


Galatians 6:1 TLB

Dear Brothers, if a Christian is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help him back onto the right path.


John 7:24-26 KJV

Jesus said:

Judge not according to the appearance, but Judge righteous judgment.

(Notice the "judge not" in the verse and yet Jesus is telling us to judge.)



The words of Jesus after His Resurrection:

Jesus had some harsh words to the churches


Revelation 2:20 NKJV

Jesus said,

"Nevertheless I have a few things against you [church of Thyatira] because you ALLOW that woman Jezebel who calls herself a prophetess to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality and she did not repent."


Revelation 3:19 NKJV

Jesus said to church people:

"As many as I love I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent."


There are many more Scriptures

telling us to

correct, rebuke, expose, JUDGE sin.



The word  "Expose"  Defined


The Greek Word "Expose"


Take note:


The Greek word translated "expose" in Ephesians 5:11 on this page,

is the Strong's Greek word number 1651.

It can be translated convict, correct, rebuke, reprove, refute,

show one his fault,

call into account, tell one's fault, admonish, chasten,

to expose,

or

conviction to bring to the light


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