One of the most common accusations against GCM Watch is that it is “judging” or “judgmental”. This stems from an improper understanding and thus an improper application of the biblical perspective. Most people use broken scripture (like broken english) as the basis of their objections without considering full counsel in the bible on judging.
There is a certain danger when we adopt the world’s reasoning and (il)logic for obedience to the will of God. The world in its sin hates the light of God’s word and the conviction of the Holy Spirit. In such a blinded condition it perceives any mention of its sins as “judgment” and will attempt to silence any voice which does not affirm its sin. Such an attitude should not be acceptable or practiced in the church. Unfortunately, the contemporary church is more and more using the way and thinking of the world without fully considering the Word of God first and foremost.
This study is for those who seriously want to understand and apply the full gospel approach to judging. The following scriptures are to help you understand that judging others and ourselves is a biblical imperative and a part of our duty as followers of Christ to help keep the church in a submissive mode to our Lord. They also give us the proper framework, motivation and purpose of judging. When we fail to follow God’s way, the lack of righteous judgment breeds pride, arrogance and immorality among the people of God.
We encourage you not to just take our word for it, but look up the scriptures listed and study them to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed.
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I Corinthians 1:10
I Cor. 6:1-5
1 Cor 5:9-13
1 Corinthians 11:30-31
2 Cor 13:5
2 Timothy 2:4
2 Cor 2:15
1 Cor 6:2-5
Other scriptures and passages will be added for for further study.