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Judge and Judge Not – What does the Bible say?

posted by Donna Calvin

Watchwoman: I am posting “Judge and Judge Not – What does the Bible say?” because one of the negative comments I get come from people who believe they are Christian and they are calling me to task because they think I have been judging a human’s behavior and calling it sin based upon the Written Word of God, the Authorized King James Bible, using one verse from the Bible that says we are not to judge, which we’ll examine below.  Before that examination; however, I cannot help but to point out they are overlooking the very concept they condemn, that they themselves are judging my script describing God’s Laws (Holy Bible) and are making the assumption that they know what the Bible says, that they are right, and that I am wrong about what God calls sin and what He applauds, even though it’s written out very clearly and I am merely reiterating God’s Words.  How much more judgmental can one be?  But going beyond their obvious oversight and complicated conundrum  —-  let us look at what the Bible really says and examine God’s Holy Word in the Authorized King James Bible, because we are told that it has been written for instruction, correction and is 100% infallible.  [King James Bible - 2nd Timothy 4:2]  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. [3]  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; [4]  And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fable. (unquote)  The King James Bible is the inspired Word of God and without error.  God’s Word, the Holy Bible, is the only thing on earth that is perfect and without error.  No one may add one jot or tittle, or be warned, if you are inclined to do so, you will suffer God’s Judgment.  [King James Version - Deuteronomy 4:2]  Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.  [King James Version - Revelation 22:18-19]  For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: [19]  And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.  (unquote)  God’s Word never changes and it is everlasting, utterly infallible.  [King James Bible - Matthew 5:18]  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.  (unquote)  Satan knows that if he proves ONE word of scripture wrong, he wins.  It is either all true or none of it is true.  Satan every since he fell from grace and was cast out of heaven has worked to break scripture, but he has never succeeded and he never will, for it is written [King James Version - John 10:35]  … the scripture cannot be broken.  ▬ Donna Calvin

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All scripture references are taken from the Authorized Version of the King James Bible

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THE BOOK OF BIBLE PROBLEMS

by Gerardus D. Bouw, Ph.D

Gospel Problems

JUDGE AND JUDGE NOT

[King James Version - Matthew 7:1-2]  Judge not, that ye be not judged. [2]  For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

[King James Version - 1 Corinthians 5:12]  For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?

[King James Version - 1 Corinthians 6:2]  Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

The problem is obvious:  we are not to judge according to Matthew 7 while on the other hand, we are told that Christians are to judge all things (Romans 14:13); that they are commanded to judge all things (1 Corinthians 2:15); and that someday they shall judge the world (1 Corinthians 6.2).

In order to resolve this we need only to look at the overall context of each passage.  The Matthew passage is followed immediately by the admonition that “with what Judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged.”  The Lord thus shows that the believer should judge with great care; that it is not a light matter.  He refers to human judgment.  If we judge by our own opinions or human standards, we are subject to error.

By contrast, if we judge according to the commandments of God, we cannot err.  We should not judge when we do not have to, and when we do judge, we should exercise wisdom; for we, too, will be judged (1st Corinthians 3:10-16).  But if we condemn the things which God condemns, and laud the things which God lauds, then we shall judge rightly always.

~ pg. 159 ~

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Lisa

posted May 25, 2012 at 9:15 am


David states in Psalms that the word of the Lord is pure, righteous and perfect, meaning there can be no mistakes in it. It is God-breathed, meaning that while the men who wrote the books of the Bible were sinful, human beings, God breathed His words through them as they wrote. It is the only book in which every prophecy has come true. When I get to Heaven, I would love to ask God why so many innocent children have to die, why there is so much pain when he could remove it instantly. When you study and read God’s word, it is wonderful becsue you will come away within a different meaning to the same scripture each time as the Holy Spirit reveals deeper meaning to you pertinent to your specific experience. God created a perfect world, and perfect inhabitants in it, I just hope that one day you will realize the truth, and come to love the Word as a living, powerful took which is so effective in fighting off the evil one.



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Donna Calvin

posted February 27, 2012 at 7:15 pm


Mary, How have I insulted you? I have simply told you to take up your argument with God for it is His Holy Word that you have insulted and with Him with whom you have a problem. That makes perfect sense to me. However, I can understand exactly why it makes no sense to you and why it all seems to be foolishness. Read – – – [King James Version - 1 Corinthians 2:1-16] And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. [2] For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. [3] And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. [4] And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: [5] That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. [6] Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: [7] But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: [8] Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. [9] But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. [10] But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. [11] For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. [12] Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. [13] Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. [14] But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. [15] But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. [16] For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. (unquote) — Mary, I pray for you to receive instruction, correction and discipline from the LORD of lords, the KING of kings, and may you be completely and utterly surrounded by the Holy Spirit of Truth, Justice and Righteousness, wooing you into all truth and discernment. May you find Jesus Christ, repent of your sins, invite Him into your life to be your Savior, Redeemer, your Guide, your Decision Maker, your Master, your LORD, your God, your Personal Friend, your Majesty, your Ruler, and your own True Love. May you find the Love of Jesus Christ surrounding you. Invite that Love into your life, into your heart, into every decision you make, into every room in your house, into every cell of your being, into your mind, into your thoughts, into your prayers, into your intellect, into every relationship you have, into your innermost being and to fill you with His Holy Pure Truth. May you be blessed with every Spiritual Blessing Jesus Christ has planned for you and may you be saved by His Grace until you know that you know who King Jesus is and love Him with all your mind, heart and soul. Let not one of Mary’s cells be untouched by You, O Lord God Almighty, Creator of the Universe and every thing in it, including Mary. For I pray boldly in the name of Jesus Christ! May you, Mary, find him before you go to sleep this night, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. May I ask you LORD, to reveal to Mary the meaning of these words written in the Holy King James Bible from [Isaiah 55:1-6] Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. [2] Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. [3] Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. [4] Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. [5] Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee. [6] Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: [7] Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. [8] For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. [9] For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. [10] For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: [11] So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. (unquote) And, Mary, with the Love of Jesus Christ, I warmly invite you to go to – – – http://blog.beliefnet.com/watchwomanonthewall/?p=4928 – – – May you find Jesus Christ and all the Love Only God can give you. Amen.



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Mary

posted February 27, 2012 at 5:10 pm


I will look forward to any arguement that actually makes any sense. So far you have responded exactly the way I expected, with insults.



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Donna Calvin

posted February 26, 2012 at 7:17 pm


You’re wrong, Mary, and over time I will be addressing many of the issues you have mentioned; however, the King James Bible is indeed the infallible word of God. Your argument is not with me, Mary, it is with God and soon enough you’ll know the answer to that. This life is just a whisper of time in the view of eternity. And eternity is a long, long, long, long time. You claim to know more than God’s Holy Written Law Word, so go take it up with God. You’ll have all of this life and all of the next to argue it out with God Almighty and anyone else who will listen to your apostate words. I have yet to meet a person who has ever won an argument with God, not even the most beautiful and smartest angel ever created, Lucifer.



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Mary

posted February 26, 2012 at 2:19 pm


The Bible says that it was “inspired” by God, not written by God. It is not infallible. If it were we would make women who are victimized by rape marry their rapists. That is in the old testament. If as you say that it is against God’s will to change any commandment in the Bible then why don’t we practice this brutal form of punishment today? The reason why is that we have evolved to the point where we no longer believe that women are mere property. This law was meant to punish the rapist because the woman was no longer a virgin and had lost her marriage value. And why are there so many verses condemning gays but none condemning child molesters?

And why does God seem to have a split personality as a brutal murderer of anyone who breaks the slightest commandment(in the old testament)as opposed to a loving compassionate God (in the new testament)? It isn’t because God changed, IT IS BECAUSE WE CHANGED. WE CREATED GOD IN OUR OWN IMAGE as being judgmental and cruel because that is how we were. As our understanding of ourselves and God evolved we began to see that God is ONLY LIGHT and that any darkness is within us, not Him.

In short the Bible is a record of our continuing journey to understand God. Because it was written by men, not God, there are going to be mistakes in it.

One of the most glaring mistakes in the new testament is that JESUS SAID THAT HE WOULD RETURN WITHIN HIS DISCIPLES’ LIFETIMES. Paul taught that also. In fact Revelations is referring in a oblique and non-threatening way the struggles with the Roman occupation and the belief that Jesus would be coming soon to overthrow the Roman government.

I supposed that you will respond to my evidence by accusing me of the Devil’s work rather than having a true intellectual discussion. That is how most fundamentalists respond. “DON’T CONFUSE ME WITH THE FACTS BECAUSE GOD IS ON MY SIDE. ANYBODY WHO DISAGREES WITH ME DISAGRESS WITH GOD AND WILL GO TO HELL!” I have yet to meet a humble fundamentalist!



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