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Old 06-23-2017, 12:25 PM   #1
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Don't judge!

Support bahais friends, be against fanatic who hates Haifan bahais!

Sometimes Muslims, especially Shia Muslim claims that bahá'ís is hypocrite -

They (Shia Muslims and immams) forgot that they are still human and behavior as "gods"
Please don't judge them! Let them believe whatever they want!

Matthew 7:1
" Do not judge, or you too will be judged"

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Old 06-24-2017, 08:16 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Babism View Post

Matthew 7:1
" Do not judge, or you too will be judged"
Interesting verse.

I doubt this verse means "never judge", however. That would contradict other verses in Matthew, such as the following ones:

"If your brother sins against you, go and confront him privately. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, regard him as you would a pagan or a tax collector. Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven" (Matthew 18.15-18).

I agree with this excerpt from Chrysostom's commentary on Matthew 7.1:

". . . He doth not simply command us not to judge any of men's sins, neither doth He simply forbid the doing of such a thing, but to them that are full of innumerable ills, and are trampling upon other men for trifles."

And see Matthew 7.5:

"First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye".

Chrysostom asks:

"Seest thou, that He forbids not judging, but commands to cast out first the beam from thine eye, and then to set right the doings of the rest of the world?"

And, without any judgement whatsoever, the following words would not make sense either, because Christ figuratively considers some "dogs" and "swine":

"Do not give dogs what is holy; do not throw your pearls before swine. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces" (Matthew 7.6).

But he just said a few verses earlier "do not judge, or you too will be judged". Oh dear . . . contradictions everywhere I go in scripture? (^_0).

Last edited by ahanu; 06-24-2017 at 08:36 PM.

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