‘But We Can’t Judge Unbelievers!’

“But critics will say that the OT does not count, and in the NT we are just supposed to be nice to everyone and not judge anyone. But actually reading the NT quickly dispels these dodgy notions. Recall how John the Baptist was not afraid to take on the authorities of his day. He even rebuked Herod, the pro-Roman king of the Jews.”

(Bill Muehlenberg – Culture Watch)  I have lost count of the number of times I have heard some Christians say that believers should not seek to impose their morality on non-believers; that we should not expect pagans and/or leaders to adhere to basic biblical morality; and that we should never judge non-believers. Usually they are trendy, lefty Christians, and I hear this far too often from them.

Of course the same confused Christians who say these things also tend to insist that we can’t judge other Christians either. They have fallen hook, line and sinker for the world’s lies about such things as “tolerance” and “love” and so on. They either reject biblical truth on these matters or they have never studied God’s word in the first place to find out what he says about these things.

So they just slavishly go along with what the world has to offer, and blindly regurgitate all the lies of the spirit of the age. That is why the church keeps losing: Christians who know next to nothing about their own faith, but seemingly know all about what the world – which is at enmity with God – believes and promotes.

All three of these matters mentioned in my opening sentence I have dealt with before on numerous occasions. The first two points for example are covered in articles such as this: billmuehlenberg.com/2015/07/20/are-christians-forcing-their-morality-on-others/

As I said there, we need to think much more carefully about things like unbelievers and their relationship to biblical morality. I wrote in part: View article →