Originally posted by divegeester
Isn't it obvious that there is a difference between judging someone [condemning] and using judgement about someone [discernment]?
Or do you mean something else?
I think you are on to something here, we are to walk without fault, but we
know that is frigging impossible. Condemning someone basically ends all
the discussion right there and then, they are judged and forever wrong.
While using discernment we can see the wrong, but not condemn instead
try to heal, cause repentance, whatever is needed. I like the story Jesus
told about the guy who owed a great debt that was forgiven him, but he
would not free someone from a debt of a trifle amount. When that got back
the one that let him go of a great debt, he became very angry and laid it
all back on him. We all come up short so we all need to be more willing to
forgive than condemn, if we want mercy we need to also show it.