Christians Shouldn’t Judge

  Myth or Real: Christians Shouldn’t Judge I’ve heard viewpoints from both unbelievers and believers about whether Christians should judge others or not. Most unbelievers I’ve encountered feel that we Christians shouldn’t judge, using the first two words of Matthew 7: 1, “Judge not” to back their standing; while there have been ministers who’ve preached on how Christians should judge. So, which is correct? I believe it’s easier to understand when we separate the synonyms: judge and discern. The reason I say this is because as we’ve grown up in our society, we’ve always been taught, “Don’t judge a book …

Waiting on An Apology

“I’m sorry” is a phrase that I have hungered for on more than one occasion. I want to know that the person who wronged me recognizes the damage done to my person (or to my heart) and repented for it. I want to see the person’s regret. I want their shame exposed and set in my hands so I can decide if they are worthy of my forgiveness. I want to be the judge. Is that too honest? I find that, when I have that mindset, the apology and any potential restoration are often delayed. I’ll find myself waiting on …