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Do not judge so that you will not be judged. (Matthew 7:1)

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vBlog Post #005

In this edition of the Science Pastor Steve answers an accusation resulting from the first Science Pastor post. Essentially the listener was saying, "Who are you to judge who is a Christian and who is not a Christian? Jesus says we are not to judge others!" So what does Jesus mean when He says, "Do not judge...?" We need to start by looking at the context, and that context gives us a very different understanding of what Jesus is saying.

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Wide and Narrow Roads

Many people, when they die, will stand before Jesus and say:

Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles? - Matthew 7:22

And Jesus will say to them:

I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness. - Matthew 7:23

Get your Bible out and read Matthew 7:21-23. These are some of the most frightening verses in the Bible.

They describe people who believe with all their heart that they are saved. They have no doubt that they know Jesus and they've done many great things that prove this is true. Put Jesus says, 'Depart from me...' He doesn't know them.

Are you truly trusting Jesus? Scripture says to examine yourself to see if you are in the faith (2 Corinthians 13:5). Have you done that?

Do you read your Bible regularly? Do you fear false teaching? Are you growing in your obedience to God? Are you growing in your understanding of what God wants? Do you regularly share the good news about Jesus with others?