I myself have been judged by people who do not have all the facts, but God calls us to uses discernment, which is a form of judgement. It has become a popular school of thought in the New Testament only church to applaud opinions and celebrate them, but to teach others that judgement is a sin. When I hear that it grieves me that people actually hook onto this as a solution to the question what is the greatest sin. What is the greatest sin is not something that I see Jesus verbally address in His infallible word. He does say that anything not of faith is sin. That is how our Savior, through Paul, for those who claim Him defines sin. John, the discipline Jesus loved, writes the definition of sin as “lawlessness” or in CJB version, “violation of Torah”. In today’s society Webster associates this with “disrespect”, however, the Hebrew translation of violation has much darker, intimate tonage when illustrating the word “violate”. Paul was blinded by His Creator for a short time after meeting Him, being held responsible for judging others and putting Yeshua’s faithful to death. John, one of the 12 disciples was entrusted by the Word with care of His mother, Mary, as he watched Jesus take our judgement. I dare say these two have some weight on what Jesus had to say about defining judgement. So, if someone is teaching others that judgement is a sin would also have to (by their own premise) call Jesus a sinner. And according to human definition, Jesus has now sinned in both Old and New Testament. But then those who teach say Jesus and God are the exemption, that Jesus and God are pure and Holy and cannot sin. But, by human definition judgement from the pulpits is being defined as a sin, as if God is telling teachers to teach this to their flocks! As if their human walk, experience (though maybe relatable) is inspired by God. Jesus was relatable but He did not deviate from the Father, who gave the law.
So convenient that God is a sinner exempt from the sin He keeps committing. No wonder so many people believe they can do whatever they want and abuse Our Savior’s atonement! This is grievous, alarming and infuriating all at once. Teachers who do teach this are by their own words teaching others that it’s ok for Jesus to sin, but followers of Jesus should not sin, should not judge, should not use any discernment. Even though, I’m almost positive such teachers might deny they are teaching others to be undiscerning. There is a difference between God working unconventionally vs “God” working uncovenently. God, unlike mankind, keeps His Covenant. He works unconventional. Googling the etymology of “convenient” the Latin and English give a illustration of assembly and agreement. I believe He is able to work out good things even though we may while we yet don’t know Him or loosely understand who He is because we don’t read His word and seek after His Spirit and test other spirits or how what others are telling us in our lives what may seem collectively of God but go against His word, but I like a lot of people could’ve saved myself trusting in my own understanding. So I don’t want others to go through the grief I did. Such pain is not necessary for you, but often we as humans are greedy, selfish and want to justify our actions.
The scripture again and again shows according to human premise, there is a whole book in the Bible dedicated to sinners, called judges, those wise elders who God appointed to help Moses were “sinners” and our whole future is wrought with sin as well since we are told in the New Testament we will judge the angels. What is the common theme consistently that we find in scripture? Judge not? Or is it, “Judge not, LEST you be judged.” Sounds very much like the echo repeated in treat others how you wish to be treated and asking God to forgive us the way we forgive others wrongs against us. Sin defined by God is lawlessness or violation of the Torah. Judgement in itself is not a sin, injustice, however is. Injustice is shown throughout history because we haven’t learnt yet, is judgement used without Godly wisdom. If we do not define things really looking into the Bible how it defines things, we cannot understand, cannot grasp either the law nor the richness of our inheritance.
Just as when we name things. When we give something a name, when we call someone or a pet, command a spirit by name, we demand the recipients ears. When we hear our own name being called, we turn to see who it is who called out our name. Likewise, things that God created cry out. Though some believe this to be metaphorical like rocks crying out or the passage where wisdom cries out in proverbs, our own spirit created by God cry out almost every day at all the sin we see that hurts us and others we care about. Hope does not lie in a sinner God of exemption but a wise and discerning Judge who calls us to be like Him. To understand judgement and justice, we need to look in His word wholistically (use a concordance) and ask His Holy Spirit to distinguish Himself from spirits of deception so you may be able to discern and call out evil and sin for you to build up the Holy Kingdom. For the Bible also defines sin as anything that does not come from faith. Therefore, to teach that judgement, and hence the Judge is the greatest sin is sin (blasphemous sin). Lack of discernment and righteous judgement in line with God’s word disconnects us from discerning and deeper understanding the mind and heart of our Savior and Lord and rather hooks us up with deception and distrust, believing Him the Sinner exempt from the greatest sin, Whom we are to be like. Jesus said to pull the plank out of our own eye BEFORE removing the splinter in others so we would know how much it hurt, so we could wisely judge with empathy, so we could testify that it’s a painful but necessary process to pull out the unholy. And that we can’t do it without Him. If we only remove our own plank out our eye, without helping our brother or sister, we are merely self serving. If we remain only splinter removers, we are not true witnesses because our own eye is not healed.