What the Bible says about judging

Steve Johnson
16 min readAug 12, 2021
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Dr. Henry Brandt held a Ph.D. in the field of psychology. He was the first of his kind to hold the theories of psychology to the test of Scripture. In so doing, Brandt developed a ministry for applying biblical principles to the practical problems of life. In the process, he revolutionized the field of Christian counseling. His first profession was as an engineer at the Chrysler plant in Detroit, Michigan, where Henry became a Christian. Sometime after becoming a Christian, one of the engineers at the office began telling Henry about the many problems he and his wife of 25 years were having. Brandt replied, “The Bible has the answers to the issues of life. Next, the man asked what the Bible said about a man being angry in his own home. Brandt told his coworker he would go home and study the Bible to see what it said on the subject. That night, he got out his Bible, concordance, and Bible dictionary and looked for the next four hours to find the answer. After sharing what he learned with his coworker, the person asked how he could overcome his anger. So Brandt applied the same process of looking to the Holy Spirit-inspired message to mankind known as the Bible. During the next five years, many men were transformed in their personal lives and improved interpersonal relationships both at work and at home. Before long, Henry was counseling so many people at work that he began to feel guilty about the time he was spending with his troubled fellow employees. After all, Chrysler paid him to be an engineer, not a counselor. Still, he was doing more good for the company as a counselor than he ever did as an engineer. So he eventually enrolled in classes and got a degree in the field to help people full time. (How to Study the Bible for Yourself by Tim LaHaye).

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16–17 NIV). One of the most common objections I get from Christians and non-Christians when I proclaim a biblical moral standard on an issue is that we should not judge. And there are Bible verses that seem to indicate that it is never right for anyone to judge anyone else or anything for any reason. But is that true? Let’s use this same subject analysis approach to God’s Word and find out what we can about judging and…

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Steve Johnson

My interests are Jesus Christ and all things Christianity, news and politics, current events, conservatism, sports, and entertainment. And I love to write!