Believers are obliged to judge one another’s words and actions charitably, and this is particularly important in situations of conflict. This article identifies the roots of critical judgments, and lays out the biblical teaching about the way we ought to think of and respond to others, including those who may have done wrong in the past.
In this second article, Sande notes that there are limits to making charitable judgments. In such cases—where further investigation may be needed—the goal of treating the neighbour with love still remains (per the ninth commandment). To that end, the author helps us get at the root of critical judgments, alerting us to three ways we judge that are destructive and costly to relationships.
This article is about the supreme court of the universe - the judgment throne of God. It is important that we recognize that 'justify' and 'justification' are legal terms; they concern each Christian's relationship with God as Judge. Justification includes forgiveness of sins and being made righteous through the work of Christ.
This article on the Apostles' Creed describes what Christians confess when they say that they believe Christ will come to judge the living and the dead. Through this confession believers express their longing for and conviction of Christ's return, and that Christ is the Judge. Judgment day is a comfort to believers, while at the same time it calls the church to evangelize.