Judgement is an act. You either receive or grant mercy or justice.
1 Cor 6:1-11 Says that saints and you judge the world, animals, things that pertain to this life, and brethern to inherit the Kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians: 6:1-11
1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? 2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 4 If ye then have judgements of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. 5 I speak to your shame. It is so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? 6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before unbelievers. 7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? 8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethern. 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
There is a correct Biblical teaching in the church today. It says to grant the Love of Jesus, Mercy, and Grace. We absolutly need to do this. However, it is time to recognise that we also pass judgement. Yes! us. We do some judging.
Jesus sent us, with the help of the Holy Spirit to judge.
John 20: 21-23
21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: 23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
For clarification, the Message translation says John 20: 23 this way; If you forgive someones’s sins, they’re gone for good. If you don’t forgive sins, what are you going to do with them?
We did what we were supposed to be doing. We learned Grace, Mercy, and the Love of Jesus and applied them. Now we must learn judgement. The reason we judge is to prepare the Body of Christ by the word of Truth to inherit the kingdom of God.
It is time to consider judgement. Sometimes in your judgement you will grant Mercy, or Grace, but sometimes you will condemn and pass restitution, reimbursement, jail, probation, community service, in–house arrest, death, to be placed in the bottomless pit, or other forms of sentence.
You, yourself do not carry out the punishment. You come before the Father and tell him what you
believe is deserved.
It is wise for you to get away from someone who is harming you.
Rosie Ebaugh Thompson
Matt 5: 39 tells us to turn the other cheek, meaning Don’t fight.