Originally posted by stellspalfie
you said 'sinners cannot judge god' so therefore you cannot say god is perfect, as it would be a judgement. you therefore cannot have any self made opinions of god, you can only repeat what he says about himself, any attempt to think fore yourself about god would result in a personal judgement of god.
Sinners cannot judge God, yes, that's true.
Is giving my opinion "judging"?
While you could argue that a judgement is an opinion, the act of judging comes from someone who has authority or qualification to do so. It is authorized, official, and/or authoritative.
My opinion is not "judging".
1. a public officer authorized to hear and decide cases in a court of law; a magistrate charged with the administration of justice.
2. a person appointed to decide in any competition, contest, or matter at issue; authorized arbiter: the judges of a beauty contest.
3. a person qualified to pass a critical judgment: a good judge of horses.
4. an administrative head of Israel in the period between the death of Joshua and the accession to the throne by Saul.
5. (especially in rural areas) a county official with supervisory duties, often employed part-time or on an honorary basis.
verb (used with object)
6. to pass legal judgment on; pass sentence on (a person): The court judged him guilty.
7. to hear evidence or legal arguments in (a case) in order to pass judgment; adjudicate; try: The Supreme Court is judging that case.
8. to form a judgment or opinion of; decide upon critically: You can't judge a book by its cover.
9. to decide or settle authoritatively; adjudge: The censor judged the book obscene and forbade its sale.
10. to infer, think, or hold as an opinion; conclude about or assess: He judged her to be correct.
11. to make a careful guess about; estimate: We judged the distance to be about four miles.
12. (of the ancient hebrew judges) to govern.
verb (used without object)
13. to act as a judge; pass judgment: No one would judge between us.
14. to form an opinion or estimate: I have heard the evidence and will judge accordingly.
15. to make a mental judgment.
I say God is perfect because the Bible tells me so; that is my authority. It is part of my faith.