Standards of Judgment

Everyone that judges, the LORD God, the Lord Jesus Christ, Christians, Secular, worldly, and even evil, must use a measure to determine their verdict.

The measure for judgment seems to establish categories for the individual to “fit into the group of belonging.” An individual belongs to the category of measurement where judgment is favorable.

a. The LORD God uses His Law as measure for judgment

b. The Lord Jesus Christ uses His more detailed Standards based upon the initial Laws of the LORD God

c. The Christian uses Christ’s heightened Standards and teachings, all based upon the Laws of God

d. The Secular uses a measure that is often based upon partially recognizing goodness and badness within culture and religious practice standards without God.

e. The Worldly uses a measure that is often based upon popular trends, sinful changes, and perverse activities. Sexual proclivities and sinful expressions of desire are free from judgment.

f. The Evil uses a measure of successful control, manipulation, world domination, religious domination, gaining riches and ignoring the impoverished, dishonoring the LORD God, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and Christians with blasphemy and mocking, with rules for worshipping idols, witchcraft, and unholy things.

Matthew 7:3–5 (KJV 1900)

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.