Episode 62: Does It REALLY Mean That? Matthew 7:1 – “Judge not, that you be not judged.”

Episode highlights:

  • The typical application of this verse is that you should never call somebody out on their sin.
  • The context indicates that Jesus is forbidding hypocritical condemnation, NOT confrontation of any sin of any sort. 
  • Matt 7:5 actually encourages us to help one another with sin.
  • There are a plethora of cross-references indicating that we should lovingly confront sin in other believers.  Matt 18:15-17; Luke 17:3b; 2 Thess 3:14-15; 1 Cor 5:12
  • Bottomline application: in your confrontation, be like Jesus, not like the Pharisees.

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