Discernment, Warning and Judgement

Comment by Adamantine:

I am concerned that the Christian world may be lacking discernment in the difference between discernment,warning and judgement.

When you see your child about to eat dirt your discernment allows you to know this is bad.

When you warn the child that to eat dirt will lead to a upset stomach that is warning.

When the child falls ill because of eating dirt that is judgment.

Currently to speak that abortion, homosexuality, divorce, adultery, fornication, pride, sloth, gluttony etc will lead to a sick society that is discernment.

To speak to the nations of this is warning.

When the nation is ill because of these practices that is judgment.

At some point God also intervenes directly to add to the illness of the society. God may even chose to destroy the society.

I pray for mercy for the nations but also that God will send prophets to warn that illness is coming and that also the day will arrive when

God Himself comes with wrath.

IMHO far too many Christians are thinking that to warn is a form of judgment and that this is rebuked by Christ when He says “judge not lest you be judged”

I take Christ to mean pray, show  mercy and warn  fellow travelers but to leave judgment to God.

(This is a limited discussion because the church body must sometimes take action against those who might be in obvious unrepentant sin such as adultery and the church may have to act when for instance it is a church elder in sin.)

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3 thoughts on “Discernment, Warning and Judgement

  1. wisdom cries aloud in the street; in the markets she raises her voice; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out: at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: how long; o you simple ones, will you love being simple? how long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge? if you turn at My reproof behold, I will pour out My Spirit to you; I will make My Words known to you. because I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched out My Hand and no one has heeded, because you have ignored all My Counsel and would have none of My Reproof, I also will laugh at your calamity, and I will mock when terror strikes you…….terror, calamity, distress, and anguish…..then they will call upon Me, but I will not answer…because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord. therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way and be filled with their own devices. proverbs 1:20-31……………nobody—but nobody—will have an excuse when it becomes forever too late. today, if you hear His Voice (Wisdom’s Voice) do not harden your hearts. hebrews 4:7……thanks wickus and adamantine for all the very timely posts. God bless you both for being unashamed of the Truth.

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  2. I must thank you for that explanation. It makes perfect sense. Discernment, warning and then judgement. I think every Christian has struggled with this. We are warning people and told not to judge them. This is something that should be put into a teaching and spread throughout the church.
    If my understanding is correct there is a rapture of the obedient church soon (around April 2013) The 2 witnesses start their ministry about that time. Their ministry is to judge those in the church, not in the world. They are told to measure the temple and those who worship there. Judgement on the world comes when Christ comes for the bride at the end of the reign of the beast.
    If we judge ourselves then we will not be judged with the world. If we want to be caught up with the child we must judge ourselves.
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    Tell me what you see and I will tell you what I see and then we will both see more clearly.
    Correct me if you think I am wrong, and I will correct you when I think you are wrong and together we will might get it right.

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  3. Amen….I am so tired of being told not to judge and then they provide the verse judge not….. They are using that verse out of context. Just last week, I had a Christian say to me “I don’t like quoting the Bible, but….” and then gave the verse about judging others. It is sad, sad, sad. It is bad enough this Christian using a verse out of context, but to add in I don’t like quoting scripture. I was saddened greatly. You state the case very well, thank you!

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