Our world has a false view on believers in Christ. We are viewed wrongly as “people who judge,” “people who try to be perfect, and “people who want to be better than anyone,” but all of these things are wrong! Following Christ isn’t about being perfect or being better than anyone else. Instead, following Christ, is having a personal relationship with the one who saved your soul. Following Christ is realizing that you cannot live without Him and that you need Him to survive.
““If you love Me, keep[a] My commandments.”” John 14:15
Our society says we are “people who judge” because we stand on Biblical principles. As believers in Christ, we are commanded to keep His commandments and to follow His Word. We cannot claim to follow Him if we throw out things in the Bible. Either we follow Him completely or we don’t follow Him at all.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:10-12
There are so many misconceptions on the adjective “judgmental.” Whenever you speak truth, you are considered judgmental. You are mocked, made fun of, yelled at, debated, but when we are persecuted for His sake, we are considered blessed! Whenever you stand for Christ, you are considered judgmental, and when someone knows that you are right, they deny it by saying you are judgement. Don’t let it scare you or make you back off, but just know that when you are being attacked for your faith, stay strong in Christ for our reward is in heaven with Him!
The adjective “judgmental” is used to defend the world, for they know that we are right, but instead of accepting Christ, they want to live in sin, so what better way than to call you judgmental? Using that word makes society think that you are wrong and that they are right, but it is the other way around.
“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” John 7:24
The true meaning of being judgmental is when you judge someone’s hair, looks, or appearance; however, you are not judgmental when you judge righteously. When you know someone is living in a way that is against Christ, then you should tell them in a way that is seasoned with grace. Telling someone that they are wrong isn’t judgmental, it is actually a form of love!
Christ is the answer to eternal cancer; therefore, as followers of Christ, we tell people about Him. This includes warning people about sins, addictions, and other things that are in society that we know can destroy the soul. This is not called “being judgmental,” instead, this is called defending the Word of God and trying to share the gospel with the lost and unsaved world.
Society tries to make excuses for why they do not want to follow Christ, and another one of those reasons is one of the biggest lies. They say that “We are wanting to be perfect,” but it’s the complete opposite.
“As it is written:
“There is none righteous, no, not one;” Romans 3:10
No one on this earth is righteous! This is why Christ came to die for us, for He knew that we were broken and in need of a Savior. We are followers of Christ because we need Him. We aren’t believers because we think we are perfect. We accept Christ and have a relationship with Him because without Him we are broken, sinful, and in need of His saving grace.
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” 1 John 1:8
The world is always contradicting their own statements, because you cannot be saved and say you are without sin and are perfect. If we were perfect, Christ would not have come! 1 John shuts down the argument of “Those who believe in Jesus think they are perfect,” because no we are not!
Pride and Haughtiness is one of the seven deadly sins, but people in this world like to view believers in Christ as “Those who want to be better than others,” but that is false. They think we are that way because we live our lives in a godly light, which is completely different from the sins of the world.
“Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.” Romans 12:16
We are not to think of ourselves as better than others, but instead, we must view other believers in Christ as has having the same mind. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ, so we must act like it and strengthen each other in Christ. We are commanded to be humble and wise in our own opinion. We aren’t to be prideful or boastful, but to obtain meekness and humility.
Our society has us completely wrong, but we all know that. Following Christ isn’t judgmental nor is it trying to be perfect and better than others. Being a believer in Christ is accepting Him as your Lord and Savior and understanding that you are lost, sinful, and need grace! Nowhere does it say anything about being perfect, prideful, or judgmental! Therefore, our society has this false view because they are blind and want to make excuses for why they do not want to follow Christ.