Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Christians and judgment

Jeff at Old Testament for the Church is currently doing a series on judgment and toleration. He begins with Jesus' admonition in Mt. 7:1 not to judge. Jeff then draws on both OT and NT to show that judgment is not a bad thing. In fact, he notes that judgment is part of God's essential character:
To name the biblical God is to name a judging presence in the world. This is the foundation upon which the statement of Jesus rests. The Old Testament knows of no God but Yahweh, and Yahweh is a judging personal presence in the cosmos.

By the way this is a good thing. We all want someone to step in and act to right wrongs and to punish evildoers. Wouldn’t you want someone to stop a thief from robbing you or a corporation from cheating you? Before we move on to the next point, I want you to understand that judgment is a good thing.
So far Jeff has published three parts. They're brief, readable, and biblically sound.


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