Charitable Judgments: An Antidote to Judging Others
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.
Judging: The Christian’s Duty; An Examination of Pertinent Scripture and Passages
Matthew 7:1-4, John 8, and John 13:34 are some of the texts used to support the call to tolerance. This article examines these texts and asks the question: are Christian called or forbidden to judge based on these texts?
Judging Others: The Danger of Playing God (Part 2)
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.
Christ's Glory in His Second Coming
Preserving the Godly
From 2 Peter 2:1-9 the author reminds believers that God will judge the ever-increasing levels of evil taking place in the world, and that this judgment has to some extent already started. At the same time, God will preserve those who belong to him from the torment of evil practices of this age.
Matthew 7:1-6: "Do Not Judge"
Cleared and Approved by the Supreme Court!
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.
The King is Coming Again
This article is an exposition of Lord's Day 19 of the Heidelberg Catechism. What does it mean that Christ is at the right hand of God? This article discusses this question, highlighting the fact that Christ's governance of the world is an assurance of his second coming as judge.
This article shows that all wars are the result of man's sinful nature; however, war is not outside God's power. God uses war to judge one nation against another. They also remind us of the horrors of sin, and the fact that peace is dependent upon God.
From Thence He Shall Come to Judge the Quick and the Dead
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.