We have often heard the phrase “judge not”. It often comes from the world of unbelievers but more often now even from pulpits and those who call themselves “christians”. We will investigate the various forms of judgement as well as the judgement of love itself as taught in the scripture to equip you with armour against those who would prefer judgement to die and promote sin. It is time to fight the fight with truth. Be renewed and reformed as a true Yahudi (worshipper of Yahuah)as we look at the scriptures more clearly. (Last updated 5-10-16)
An example: The "Judge Not" promoter "Nobel "Peace" Prize Winner Desmond Tutu of the Anglican church who bears the pagan doctrine of all religions on his back with glee and listens to the voice of strangers rather than the voice of Yahuah. He is destitute of judgement. He promotes "Peace" /Pax through non-judgementalism, he does not promote Shalom and thus leaves men as enemies of Yahuah unrepentant in their sin.
How far will this deception go? Well just to highlight the implications it
recently came to my attention that a member of a denomination had his minister preach
to him from the pulpit that the congregation must not judge Muslims after all how do
they know that they may not be right. Obviously this denomination is under the World
Council of Churches controlled by the vatican who moulded and polished the Muslim religion in the
first place and so would naturally be paid to preach such heresy. This preacher
should be judged immediately in light of the Word as a ravening wolf, a false teacher
and perverter of the good message (pagan translation -"gospel") to name a few.
Right off the bat we can see that there is a problem with those who protest when they
are being judged by the Word and they began to shout “judge not”. This is usually
followed by a series of labels being bestowed upon the so called offender such of
which may be words like self-righteous, holier than thou, etcetera. The irony is
that the “judge not” pundit is now making judgement himself and usually with more
gusto. He thus contradicts his own false religion of “judge not” by doing the very
same. The motivation for the “judge not” teaching lies in the all too often quoted
verse which is also coupled to the false universal “love” doctrine:
John 3: 16 For Yahuah so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
However let us not be deceived. Satan has used single verses before when trying to tempt
the Messiah. The Messiah defeated him by quoting another verse to put things into
perspective. In the case of John 3:16 we shall merely continue with the numerous
verses that are so often excluded by the deceivers or deceived of the “judge not”
and “hide evil” camp.
John 3:17 For Yahuah sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that
the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned:
but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in
the name of the only begotten Son of Yahuah. 19 And this is the condemnation, that
light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because
their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil (SINS) hateth the light,
neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.21 But he that
doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they
are wrought in Yahuah.
Many believers are falling into error of not wanting to be reproved (judged) by
the light. If they then fear the light that reproves their sin then they deny
Yahuah's work in purifying and perfecting them. They will thus be in danger of
What is the light?
The light is none other than the Word of Yahuah - the Torah - Yahuah's instructions
and guidelines as further lived out and taught by Yah'ushua the Word (light) made
flesh, who came to teach Yahuah's Word, magnify it and make Torah more honorable.
In other words the light became more bright to reprove (judge) the whole world and
all our sins so that we would want to repent and change fully. It is every believer's
mandate to shine the light into the dark world and thus expose its sin.
What is judgement?
Firstly there is civil judgement:
This is judgement on earth such as the decision to stone a man to death for murder.
This of course was to be done through the appointed judges according to the system
of judging in the Torah. Moses was an appointed judge of Yahuah. Later as we know the
successive judges became corrupt even in how they falsely accused the Messiah and had
him put to death. Later they would lose their temple and so today there is no proper judicial
system directly under Yahuah as was intended according to Torah. Instead we have secular
more corrupt judicial systems which judge by worldly standards, man-made laws and not
according to Torah. Bribery, corruption and perversion of justice are the order of the day.
Secondly there is judgement as far as discernment:
This is the simple exercise of judging between good and evil. This ability is only perfected by
those who know and keep Torah and have the pure spirit of Yahuah and his Son in them
which exercises their senses to know what is good and what is evil.
Thirdly there is judgement that refers to prophesying:
This is not predicting the future. There is a frenzy of false prophets today predicting things from
sports results to the weather. This is insane and nothing more than prognosticating in the name of
satan. In fact very little of prophesy in scripture is about predicting the future but rather declaring
to someone what scripture says regarding his ways of sin or error which will lead to damnation
and that they should repent. Now it is interesting that Yahuah's chosen judge and prophet Moses
hoped that all Yahuah's people would prophesy.
Numbers 11:29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would Elohim that all יהוה's
people were prophets, and that יהוה would put his spirit upon them!
However today the world is trying to shutup this prophesying with the “judge not” heresy.
On the contrary there is of course a promotion of judgement nevertheless, false judgement which
is probably the most fickle and makes judgement by mere appearance and not according to
righteousness (ie not using scripture as the standard) and this is the type of judgement Yah'ushua
very clearly spoke against.
Jn 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgement.
This does not necessarily only mean judging someone as worthy based on let's say his external,
his wealthy clothes but rather it is the judging of the appearance of good in the eyes of men rather
than what is good in the eyes of Yahuah (righteous judgement).
For instance this very topic that we are discussing now. This declaration “judge not” by many may
seem good in the eyes of men but it is not good in the eyes of Yahuah since the light of his word
has come for good to judge all men to lead them to repentance and eternal life though his son
rather than eternal destruction of soul and spirit. Being judged to them may appear horrendous in
their own eyes but in Yahuah's eyes it is more horrendous that his creation should choose to be
so foolish to ignore the light of salvation and refuse repentance and thus have to die an eternal
This is why it is foolish to call somebody self-righteous who is using the righteousness of Yahuah to judge someone. The person who rejects such judgement according to righteousness of Torah is the one who is self-righteous, he is judging himself according to his own standard.
Finally there is, yes you guessed it, Final Judgement:
This is the judgement that Yah'ushua alone has been appointed with by Yahuah and this is the judgement no other man may make. This is the only “judge not” that correctly applies to us. It is the final judgement that Yah'ushua will make as he takes out the wicked from the Lamb's book of life. Firstly no man will be able to make judgement here since firstly he has not been appointed but secondly simply because it is too late.
While discussing heavenly judgement it is wonderful to see that even there true believers will take part in judging to some extent, the judgement of evil angels (demons).
1 Cor 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
Now some, may in defence, use Paul as an example to say no, there is further evidence against judging others. This would be nothing new as Paul is used more out of context than any other person in scripture even turning him into some vigilante against Torah which he was not!
"Judge nothing before the time" they will quote him saying. But in this context Paul is speaking about positive judgement (praise) of men. So again this emphasises judging by appearance, judging men by the eyes of men rather than in light of Yahuah. So it is especially about praising a minister or steward of the faith. He was telling followers of Yah'ushua not to judge even himself as though he were something more than he is (a mere servant) but to judge him according to righteousness and to use that approach towards others and themselves for that is what Yahuah will use to judge him (Paul) at the end of the day. It is the sovereign Elohim who correctly judges the heart's of men. Paul was guarding against flattery. Read it properly in context:
1 Cor 4:
1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of the Messiah, and stewards of the mysteries of יהוה
2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgement: yea, I judge not mine own self.
4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is יהוה
5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until YAH'USHUA come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of יהוה
6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.
7 For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
If Paul could be used here to put an end to all judging whatsoever then Paul would be contradicting himself when he said in the very same epistle 6 chapters later
15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
It would be absolutely absurd, but it is not since Paul is not abolishing judgement of others by the Word.
In fact it has become very clear that man's judgement has been used to judge Paul and thus turn him into someone that he was not. Since men do not like the light (Torah) they have turned Paul into a so-called “good” preacher of "grace"* that does away with the Torah (law). This is NOT good and is called the error of lawlessness which Peter warned against. Peter did not blame Paul but blamed those who were unlearned and unstable that read Paul's “hard to be understood” epistles.
(*grace is a pagan word to goddess Grace, Hebrew -chesed or favour/thanksgiving is the correct translation)
11 Peter 3:16 As also in all his (Paul's) epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked (lawless, Torah-less), fall from your own stedfastness.
Others have gone further into error saying Paul was an apostle of Satan. These are all men's judgements since they are not learned in Torah (the light) and they do not judge according to the light. This is the judgement by men's expectations, standards and men's evil hearts.
One can immediately refer to the incident where Yah'ushua had a man praising him as "good teacher". He immediately corrected him, the man being told that there is no good teacher, it is Yahuah who is good and Yah'ushua only receives the good teaching from his heavenly Father and obeys and teaches it as a good servant. This is the same idea Paul is conveying as in verse 7 above. Yah'ushua knows nothing of himself - all good teaching comes from the Father so we men cannot receive praise as if we are the authors of any good teaching. This includes the man Yah'ushua, the Son of Yahuah. Our authority is only as good as the teacher who we correctly quote and live by, and that good teacher is Yahuah. Yah'ushua is the only man that did that as a servant perfectly and we know since Yahuah judged him as beloved and that we should listen to him teach his father's Word.
Mat 17 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
People often may judge a pastor as an awesome teacher and yet we mostly don't see anybody jumping up and protesting “judge not” in this case. Why is that? Have things become so perverted that flattery is an acceptable judgement whilst judgement that leads to correction is sin? It would seem that that is the natural view these days. Humanism demands the praise of men and it is alive and well in the “church” and other wishy washy New Age movements largely boosted by the recent catholic backed teachings of men like Nelson Mandela. These so-called good teachers, the likes of Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama elevate men through their “judge not” philosophy while at the same time judging To'rah as evil.
Pagan Catholic controlled church gladly accepts idols as awesome and the Torah commandments as evil.
What if a so-called awesome teacher is just an ear tickler and does not cause his followers to turn to repentance and obedience according to Yahuah's word. This is puffing up with positive judgement. We must all remember that Yahuah alone is awesome and all men are born sinful at heart. This is the very opposite to what Humanism teaches. We are to test every spirit. This requires judging. This judging does of course exclude damning a person to eternal destruction as that is not our sentence to confer. Rather it includes us convicting a person of their error or wickedness to avoid that very damnation.
In fact we can take the example of Ezekiel, Yahuah's chosen watchman who was instructed to make judgement on the people and warn them so that they had a chance to repent.
17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. 18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. 20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.
As we see their blood would be on his hands if he did not warn them. Now some may argue that we are not all watchmen but we can see how Paul takes up the same position regarding believers all being watchmen and warning others.
1 Thes 5:
6Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9 For יהוה hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Master YAH'USHUA the Messiah,
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in יהוה, and admonish you;
13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
When we have a mandate to judge the wicked, to tell them they are sinning and need to repent and we do not do it we are in danger. Let us not forget Jonah.
When it came to judging, Yah'ushua, who has magnified the law, did not judge by appearance and showed no partiality to the rich man based on his wealth but instead brought him to the consciousness of his spiritual poverty and thus to sadness.
16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Rabbi, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, Elohim: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? Yah'ushua said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? 21 Yah'ushua said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. 23 Then said Yah'ushua unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. 24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of Elohim. 25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?26 But Yah'ushua beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with Elohim all things are possible.
This man's love for things more than the spiritual kingdom is judged and exposed. Yah'ushua does not say it is impossible for the man to change and thus implies that he can if he relies on Yahuah to change him and repents since he already has a knowledge of Torah. He must simply apply it by making it a priority spiritually as opposed to his hold on material possessions. After his low spiritual state has been highlighted and exposed by the light he should allow Yahuah to work in perfecting him to become more spiritual. This again highlights the benefits of being judged in truth. There must be judgement balanced with mercy and Yah'ushua condemned the Pharisees for not having judgement and it was to be mixed with mercy and faith (moral conviction).
Mat 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
In the “church” system tithes (no longer lawful without a Levitical priesthood and temple) can be collected as long as there is a lack of judgment since men naturally do not want to be challenged to repent and will willingly pay a teacher to preach what will soothe their souls while they continue in sin. More and more sin is not addressed and, less so, openly rebuked. This leads to the spiritual decay in believers and possible ultimate loss of salvation?
Yah'ushua also showed that judgement is to be measured out in balance with mercy and faith (moral conviction) according to the circumstances. If somebody in the congregation for instance is a new believer and sins ignorantly, more mercy is required. Faith too would be required since it is our moral conviction out of love for the truth which motivates us to set him right. Finally judgement would be applied to discern that he is wrong in the first place according to the scriptures but if that same person sins wilfully thereafter more judgement is required. Hear the wisdom of Yahuah in this particular example set out by Yah'ushua:
Mat 18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the congregation: but if he neglect to hear the congregation, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
So we see that judgement is finally made in now causing this brother to no longer be called a brother but a heathen and this is based on his wilful rebellion despite a growing rebuke against him at each successive reprimand.
This type of judgement is seriously lacking in the congregations of today since they are really the “synagogues of satan”. Today ecumenism would like us to call any group of so-called believers our brothers even after we have shown them they are blaspheming Yahuah's name with idolatry or breaking the commandments. Those who correctly follow this process of judgement against the unrepentant brother eventually strip him of his title “brother” however today those who obey Messiah in this process are accused of causing division. This is a wrong interpretation of Paul's epistle which we will cover in a minute.
Yah'ushua clearly said the judgement is determined by the Torah as to who is a brother, not by public opinion, church creed, political correctness or even kinship or blood line.
Mat 12:48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50 For whosoever shall do the will (Torah) of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Yah'ushua also defined love as keeping his commandments so we are to judge love according to that and not the love of let's say mother Teresa who said she was making Hindus better Hindus in the name of "Christianity" (also called catholicism) and who was teaching as a woman while Paul clearly said women are to be quiet in the congregation as far as teaching is concerned.
Rev18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
We are to identify who spiritual Babylon is and that requires judgement today and what her sins entail. The enemy would certainly want us not to judge as then we would remain deceived and deluded in Babylon and be destroyed. This requires judgement else we will be judged for partaking of her sins. How will we ever know if we are partaking or not unless we make a judgement on who belongs to Babylon and what sins they are committing or to put it plainly what sin even is. But in the “judge not” world there is no sin since their false god has supposedly abolished the Torah. But we of the truth know that sin is transgression of the Torah.
1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
We are to obey Torah -since the man-made institution of “church” is widely teaching that Yahuah's gracious law is bondage and not a delight they have a huge plank in their own eye. Till they can remove that plank then they will have the Torah on their hearts and be able to help their true scripture-believing, Torah-keeping brother in his small fault or error.
Many will use this teaching of Yah'ushua to say that no man is to judge as we all have a plank in our eyes - that is not what Yah'ushua taught else we would not be able to help anybody, which is the conclusion and purpose of his analogy. It is to help your brother with his speck (fault). Someone may often say, but we are all at a different stage in our walk and should allow “Jesus” to work on each individual. Yah'ushua however is clearly showing that it is a brother one on one as they help them in their fault if they are more advanced in their walk. This is what he referred to as washing one another's feet by the water of the Word and washing off the dust, the pollution of the world that may be sticking to us in error.
But today the one who is blinded by his speck is often offended when a true brother tries to correct him and is promptly told to stop judging him.
Paul clearly shows that we are to judge all doctrine even applying the command that we judge his own teaching subject to the scriptures.
1 Cor 10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
We judge Paul as correct since the scriptures concur:
Exodus 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thy
to them, nor serve them: for I Yahuah thy Elohim am a jealous Elohim
Yah'ushua concurs as well:
Mark 9:43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
So we accept and obey the judgement and flee the temptation of idols.
All scripture must be in harmony and a little knowledge can be harmful just as a few isolated scriptures can be more harmful -we must live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahuah. That means all scripture. On the other hand we cannot have men judge us when they directly oppose the word of Yahuah. The word of Yahuah is what gives us the authority to judge by.
We see the so-called “church fathers”, pope or mega church false teachers like Joseph Prince etcetera judging true believers. Their judgement is void when it comes to judging those who keep the sabbath (seventh day), feast days etcetera. The scripture clearly refers to men:
Col 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Messiah.
We obey these things because they are the forshadow of Messiah and we do not allow ourselves to be judged according to so-called christian orthodoxy which is subject to Roman catholic tradition or any man in opposition to the Creator Yahuah.
Likewise James said a brother who is a doer of the law cannot be judged by one who does not do or respect Yahuah's law. The one who judges and calls him, for example, a legalist, is a judge of the lawgiver himself, Yahuah, and is then condemned by Yahuah.
James 4:11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. 12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
Speaking evil refers to a false witness and not a true witness. Paul certainly made a true witness judgement concerning the Cretians (Titus 1:12-13) and so did Peter with reference to the worldly who judge the believers who do the will of Yahuah:
1 Peter 4:4 Forasmuch then as Messiah hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of Yahuah. 3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you.(judging the law)
Paul condemned people not by his own judgement but according to Torah. Since he was speaking by the authority of the Torah he could further add damnation to the consequences of those widows who have cast off their emunah (pagan translation "faith").
I Tim 5:9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man, 10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work. 11 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Messiah, they will marry; 12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith (moral conviction). 13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
Paul even changed his level of judgement in the congregation. When the circumstances in the Corinthian congregation got out of hand being shameful and sinful individuals in the congregation he intensified his judgement upon them.
1Cor5: 1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. 2 And ye are puffed up (positive vain judgement), and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. 3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, 4 In the name of our Master Yah'ushua Messiah, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Master Yah'ushua Messiah, 5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Master Yah'ushua. 6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Messiah our passover is sacrificed for us: 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: 10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. 11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. 12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? 13 But them that are without Yahuah judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
Paul went as far as saying that judgement even is not enough but in some cases it should be passed in a way to cause the sinner to be ashamed
14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
The intent of the law is by the spirit and the intent is to lead men to rule over sin not encourage them in it. We are to practice judgement/discernment in small matters of this life for we will judge greater things after resurrection.
Unlike the Pharisees who looked up to the rich or prestigious Paul emphasises Messiah's principles and we see a surprising contrast to the corrupt systems of the world. Here he says the least esteemed are encouraged to judge:
1 Cor 6:2 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 then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.
This would also not go down very well today with those false mega church teachers who make themselves “the anointed” and imply that they are not to be “touched” (judged, exposed , admonished, ashamed) by their mortal followers.
In an age of deception where the heresy is taught that a supposed new covenant of love has replaced the law covenant and everything is apparently all about love because of “Jesus” the next judgement/discernment becomes all the more important.
The Judgement of Love.
Before we agree with those lost worldly souls who seem to sing the Beatles Mantra
"all we need is love"
We need to understand that love is not defined by the world but by Yahuah and needs to be differentiated from the many forms of so-called love and therefore it needs to be judged itself.
We need to understand household phrases from the scriptures that have been completely used out of context by the world.
"Love thy neighbour as thyself"
The world cannot use such a statement since its context or standard is outside that of To'rah and this command is embedded within the context of To'rah alone.
This is not a new commandment that was brought in by a so-called new universal religion falsely called "christianity" by a "Jesus" guru. It was a command from the Father from the beginning in To'rah to Yahudim ( worshippers of Yahuah). His Son Yahushua reminded us of that very same command from his Father in the To'rah which goes as follows:
Lev 19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. 18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am יהוה.
As can be seen Yahuah's command is to rebuke thy brother rather than bear hatred for what he does in your heart (ie a grudge). You must tell him directly so that you do "not suffer sin upon him". By not rebuking him he will continue in his sin and you thus make him more of a sinner. The one that hates his brother will allow him to sin unchecked. If we love ourselves enough to avoid falling into sin then that should be the same approach we apply to our brother who we must love.
It could be also understood that rebuke is defined as anger without sin ( without avenging) to which Shaul (Paul) referred to.
Eph 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. 26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
This would aptly be called righteous anger.
Yah'uah practiced this very command by rebuking his neighbours, the Pharisees calling them hypocrites, there was no sin in his anger. A spouse that without sin rebukes their fellow spouse is one that loves their spouse as themselves. A parent that without sin rebukes their child is a parent that loves their child as themselves.
False love versus true love is judged by Ezekiel:
Ez 33:31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness. 32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
We need to judge what love we have and we can only do that if we have the righteous judgement of the To'rah otherwise we will be in bed with the enemy before we know it as is what happened with disobedient Israel.
Ez 23:17 And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of LOVE, and they defiled her with their whoredom (paganism, ecumenism, humanism, philosophy etc), and she was polluted with them, and her mind was alienated from them.
On the converse we are told by Messiah how to judge love by its very definition.
Jn 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in HIS love.
1 Jn 4:20 If a man say, I love Yahuah, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love Yahuah whom he hath not seen? 21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth Yahuah love his brother also.
If we love our brother, one who is truly a brother we will tell him when he is straying and to do that we need judgement and kindness (pagan translation-mercy) and emunah (pagan translation-faith , moral conviction if that brother does not listen we will distance ourselves from that one and treat him as a Goy heathen (pagan translation-Gentile) so that we do not let his behaviour become a stumbling block to the rest of the body of true brothers we love in the body of Messiah.
If we truly understand the love of Yahuah we will understand that his love does not tolerate and accept sin and error but He in fact says
Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent.
Finally to those who are still not convinced regarding being condemned by true judgement I leave you with this verse which clearly shows the righteous CONDEMNATION upon those who falsely judge those of us who judge righteously through the keeping and teaching of To'rah. It is so prophesied :
Is 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of Yahuah, and their righteousness is of me, saith Yahuah