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When Jesus tells us what we should or should not do, it is an open and shut case. It is of little wonder we get the sense one of our inalienable rights is being revoked, when we are told we shall not judge.
To judge or not to judge, knowing this is a God given right to use common sense is a problem most Christians are not able to reconcile. Especially when Jesus commands us to not judge. Further more, the Bible instructs us to use discernment, to estimate; the Bible implies we are to judge; we are told we will judge Angels. And, we are instructed to have nothing to do with people who are belligerently obstinate to the will of God. To determine when we will have nothing to do with certain folk, we must, at some point exercise an ability to judge.... continue on to the editorial to finish reading.