judging

Blog for Podcast #108 (The Sorrow of Our Time)


Intro

This is Dreamwalker1960. As a reminder you can read the transcripts of all my podcasts at dreamwalker1960.com. You can use most podcast platforms if you wish to listen. All you need do is do a search for Dreamwalker1960.

Discussion

Time to time I encounter those that wish to attack my podcasts. I have learned to be very longsuffering. In one of these recent meetings the person claimed I was not working through the Holy Spirit because they found evidence of things that Christ forgave long ago on my Facebook page. They became haughty and self-righteous. Claiming they had been proven right. This was truly something that was sad.

This person crossed a line, and the Bible has verses addressing this:

Matthew 7:1-6 – “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. 2 For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. 3 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? 4 How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye. 6 “Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.

I have done Bible studies upon this in the past (Podcast #57 – A study of the verses about Judging one another) So I will not go into that.

Why I have read these verses is because that is what occurred that day. The person judged what I had posted.

When it comes to these podcasts, I do my best to pray and allow the Holy Spirit to guide my hand. Especially in the case of the message this person decided to make their judgement about. (Podcast #102 – The Seven letters of the book of Revelation for this moment in time)

We must understand that we are in the last days. In my last podcast I was guided to post these verses:

1 Peter 4:12-19 – Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. 13 Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world. 14 If you are insulted because you bear the name of Christ, you will be blessed, for the glorious Spirit of God rests upon you. 15 If you suffer, however, it must not be for murder, stealing, making trouble, or prying into other people’s affairs. 16 But it is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God for the privilege of being called by his name! 17 For the time has come for judgment, and it must begin with God’s household. And if judgment begins with us, what terrible fate awaits those who have never obeyed God’s Good News? 18 And also, “If the righteous are barely saved, what will happen to godless sinners?” 19 So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.

Those within the seven churches as I was guided to explain are not all of the Body of Christ. They may have been, but they are no longer. It is this factor that caused this person to become so zealous.

Let me now restate that part of the podcast which made this person to enter into sin and cause for themselves a greater burden upon their soul, it is the fifth letter to the churches:

Revelation 3:1-6 – “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. 3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. 4 You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. 6 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ‘

What is important at this very moment:

This is the message from the one who has the sevenfold Spirit of God and the seven stars: “I know all the things you do, and that you have a reputation for being alive—but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is almost dead. I find that your actions do not meet the requirements of my God. Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again. If you don’t wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief. Yet there are some in the church in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes with evil. They will walk with me in white, for they are worthy. All who are victorious will be clothed in white. I will never erase their names from the Book of Life, but I will announce before my Father and his angels that they are mine. Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.”

This is addressed to those that have embraced the false teaching of “once save always saved.” The very first sentence says volumes “you have a reputation of being alive – but you are dead.”

A blanket statement that their names have been blotted out of the book of Life. A power given to Jesus Christ and a power He does use. Many are those that embrace the lie and with zealousness attack those that have shown patience and love in trying to help them awaken to the truth, by showing them the Truth, who is Jesus Christ our Savior.

I have done past podcasts on this very letter. One of them is (podcast #75 – Sardis)

Within these studies I establish an important fact from the words of the Glorified Jesus Christ:

Revelation 3:5 – He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.

“I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life.”

I have broken this verse down into the Greek and explained that this is one of various verses within the Bible that makes it very clear that the teachings of “once saved always saved” is false. However, I will restate the important word in this sentence:

Blot out – 1813 – to smear out, that is, obliterate, erase, wipe away

Christ Jesus was given the ability to not only add names to the Book of Life but to remove them as well. This means that salvation can be lost. So, you cannot always be saved.

These are the words of the Glorified Jesus Christ. To deny these words is to deny He who spoke them.

Matthew 10:33 – But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.

To be denied to God means again you cannot continue in salvation.

This is sad, but it is Truth.

Hebrews 4:12 – For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

If you do not feel pain then you did not hear the true word of God, but a false teaching. For a false teaching is people pleasing as witnessed with Galatians 1:

Galatians 1:6-10 – I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News 7 but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ. 8 Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you. 9 I say again what we have said before: If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed. 10 Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.

Those that seek to please people teach things like you cannot lose your salvation. While Christ Himself said this:

John 15:1-6 – “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.

You cannot be a part of the Vine unless you are born again. Yet, Christ makes it very clear that a branch upon the Vine can be removed and cast into the fires of damnation. These are again the Words of Christ.

So those that challenge and attack. Do not challenge and attack the person saying the Truth, but He who first spoke the Words. This is what is truly and completely sad.

They attack God with such vehemence. Because they sorely wish the words that counter the lie, they have embraced, to be wrong. Yes, I said they attack God, through His Son our Lord Jesus Christ who asked God to send us the Comforter who is the Holy Spirit. Because a human speaks, they are blinded to the truth that it is God they attack.

But yet there is need for more verification.

When these people attack. They do so in not a very kind manner. What does the Bible say about this?

We can look to two letters:

Galatians 5:19-21 – When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

1 Timothy 6:3-5 – If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, 4 he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, 5 useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.

When those that attack the Word of God because it does not fit into their area of comfort they do so in hostility, and they resort to quarreling displaying outburst of anger. Thus, causing dissension and division. All of this is evidence of what? That they follow their sinful nature. Yet more evidence that salvation is dying within them.

They are obsessed with disputes and arguments over words. Yet when they feel they are victorious in their attacks against God they show pride.

Do they not see that they are not right with God?

No, they do not, most refuse to give way to the Truth.

Here is part of that Truth:

Isaiah 66:24 – “And they shall go forth and look Upon the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, And their fire is not quenched. They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.

Anger rises once again. Shouting is going on that I am saying they are destine for the lake of fire. Did I say that? Did I imply that?

No. that was their own guilty conscience.

What else does the Bible say?

Romans 2:1-11 – You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things. 2 And we know that God, in his justice, will punish anyone who does such things. 3 Since you judge others for doing these things, why do you think you can avoid God’s judgment when you do the same things? 4 Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin? 5 But because you are stubborn and refuse to turn from your sin, you are storing up terrible punishment for yourself. For a day of anger is coming, when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. 6 He will judge everyone according to what they have done. 7 He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers. 8 But he will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and instead live lives of wickedness. 9 There will be trouble and calamity for everyone who keeps on doing what is evil—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. 10 But there will be glory and honor and peace from God for all who do good—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. 11 For God does not show favoritism.

These words were written to those that professed to being “Christian.” It is made clear that they too will face God’s judgement if they continue to live in evil. Once again backing up the words of Christ Himself.

It is time to repent. It is time to live like true Christians. For Jesus Christ is soon to return, and if you wish to make that first rapture. You must make yourselves truly His followers.

God Bless

Blog for Podcast #57 ( A study of the verses about Judging one another)


Intro

This is Dreamwalker1960. As a reminder you can read the transcripts of all my podcasts at dreamwalker1960.com. You can use Listen Notes, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music or Audible, Google Podcasts or Apple Podcasts. As well as Pandora, Spotify, Podbean and PlayerFM if you wish to listen. All you need do is do a search for Dreamwalker1960.

Since I first published this post as a blog in October of 2017 this has been one of the most looked at of all my posts. So I have decided to make it into a podcast, since I have a feeling there will be those in future podcasts accusing me of doing this very thing.

So let us begin today’s podcast:

Discussion

The verses that are shown within the Bible that deals with judging another. Is what millions go about saying to one another when someone confronts another with their misdeeds, and they presume they are being judged by that other person.

Why pursue studying of these verses about judging?

Because those that throw out this one verse in reply have not studied all the verses related to it. They take them out of context. Plus, do not understand the full teachings within the entire Bible. At this time all I can say is those that throw out this one verse in reply are not going to be happy with the results of this study.

Matthew 7:1-5 – Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 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.

Now let’s take a more contemporary look at this teaching, then we will actually take a deeper look at the actual verses.

So, in this hypothetical world we have a team of men setting down at a workplace. Someone approaches and says, “Why are you setting when those men are working?” Referring to some of the co-workers that were still doing their assigned tasks.

One of the men turns to the person, and replies.

“We have finished all of our given duties, and as it is, we have new duties we plan on starting shortly. Why do you ask this?”

“Well, this man from another team saw you sitting and doing nothing.” Was the persons reply.

The team of men look to where the person that had made the comment was working. The person was nowhere to be found and most of his work was not done. They looked for the person, that had made the comment and who was in need to complete his own jobs. They found him talking to others pointing again to those that were setting.

They approach the man and ask him.

“Why do you accuse us of not doing our work, when our work is not complete? We looked to where you should be to talk to you and found you missing and your work nowhere near to being done.

The man grew angry and accused them once again of being lazy and failing to help those in need of help. The team of men turned and walked away.

This is the heart of this teaching that Jesus was speaking of when it comes to judging. It shows that those that judge are in fact hypocrites, and have no need to be accusing others of doing a wrong when they themselves commit the sin they are accusing the other of doing.

So let us look in this teaching in its entire context. Now the biggest issue people have to come to understand is the comparison Jesus uses to the issue of judging. The mote and the beam.

Mote – G2595 – karphos – a small particle (a splinter of straw or wood); “a dry stalk; a chip of wood;” something dry and light; a “chip or splinter, of the same material with the beam”

Beam – G1385 – dokos – a large beam (joist) of wood; “a beam of timber;” – “a log on which planks in the house rest (as in the papyri); joist, rafter, plank; a pole sticking out grotesquely;” (figuratively) a huge log (like a plank used in a house) that completely obstructs someone’s vision.

Jesus making this comparison is not by chance. It is specific and pointed out for a reason.

Do not try and take the splitter out of someone else’s eye when you have a beam of wood within your own eye. This means the sins are the same exact sins, as was demonstrated in the situation above. The man accusing those sitting down and resting after completely their work, of having a splinter. Had not done his own work and so had a beam within his eye.

Thus, the statement by Jesus: “You hypocrite!”

Judging deals only with hypocrisy, and is shown as such as the sentence continues:

“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.”

So here Jesus is telling us to first cast out our own sins. Now it is here that people will start to say that Jesus is referring to all sin. Then why the mote and the beam? Why have a particular comparison?

All sin. We are all individuals and so sin in different ways. Yet many that choose not to sin through accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior. With His help cast off sins. Not all sins, for we live within corrupted bodies. However, we can cast enough sin from us to live a righteous life with the help of the Holy Spirit. Allowing us to be light into the darkness, which is sin. That is why we have these verses to follow within the Bible:

2 Timothy 4:1-5 – I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he comes to set up his Kingdom: 2 Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. 3 For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will reject the truth and chase after myths. 5 But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.

Now let us look at this in the KJV:

2 Timothy 4:1-5 – I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Reprove – G1651 – elegcho – to convince with solid, compelling evidence, especially to expose (prove wrong, connect).

Rebuke – G2008 – epitimao – assign value as is fitting the situation, building on the situation to correct (re-direct).

Exhort – G3870 – parakaleo – (a) I send for, summon, invite, (b) I beseech, entreat, beg, (c) I exhort, admonish, (d) I comfort, encourage, console; (“personally make a call”) refers to believers offering up evidence that stands up in God’s court.

As you can see, when you accept Jesus Christ and then cast out the beam that is within your own eye. We are then taught to help others by showing them with the Bible that it is something that should not be done. To show them that the beam can be taken out. Then to encourage them to remove their own splinter. Why? Because the person talking to them had removed the beam from their own eye with the help of Jesus Christ.

So, the team of workers are free to say for instance to the man in our example: “You must finish your own work, before you can accuse us of not work.”

Now remove the word “work” and replace it with a particular sin. As long as you are not doing this sin yourself and show evidence it is a sin within the Bible. You are not guilty of judging but trying to help someone not to sin.

However, we must realize that not all are willing to accept the truth and so in turn will throw out that they are being judged. In a way they are, but not by those saying they are sinning. But by the Word of God, so as the verse makes clear in 2 Timothy:

“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom.”

Those that reprove, rebuke, and exhort are not judges, but advocates for the one sinning. They are being their legal defense team. Trying to help them not have this particular sin between themselves and Jesus Christ as He sets upon the Throne of Judgment. Because they themselves, with the aid of Jesus Christ have put this particular sin behind them.

It must also be noted that if we purify ourselves with the help of the Holy Spirit, and at times our fellows in the Body of Christ. That we will be worthy to be accepted into heaven upon the first resurrection:

Revelation 20:4-6 – Then I saw thrones, and the people sitting on them had been given the authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony about Jesus and for proclaiming the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his statue, nor accepted his mark on their foreheads or in their hands. They all came to life again, and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 This is the first resurrection. (The rest of the dead did not come back to life until the thousand years had ended.) 6 Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. For them the second death holds no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him a thousand years.

To these that are in the first resurrection will not stand before the Great White Throne Judgement. It must also be noted that they will be in the billions. For there is a direct correlation between these verses and the verses of the seventh chapter of this book within the Bible:

Revelation 7:9-17 – After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands. 10 And they were shouting with a great roar, “Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb!” 11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living beings. And they fell before the throne with their faces to the ground and worshiped God. 12 They sang, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength belong to our God forever and ever! Amen.” 13 Then one of the twenty-four elders asked me, “Who are these who are clothed in white? Where did they come from?” 14 And I said to him, “Sir, you are the one who knows.” Then he said to me, “These are the ones who died in the great tribulation. They have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb and made them white. 15 “That is why they stand in front of God’s throne and serve him day and night in his Temple. And he who sits on the throne will give them shelter. 16 They will never again be hungry or thirsty; they will never be scorched by the heat of the sun. 17 For the Lamb on the throne will be their Shepherd. He will lead them to springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”

They die during the first part of the tribulation for refusing to deny that Jesus Christ is their Savior and refusing to take the mark of Satan. They will have helped their fellow Christians to come to the truth of their ways of life. Helping them to end the sins within these lives so that they may be made holy in the presence of God. Worthy of wearing the white garments of salvation and accepting their death at the hands of those that rejected God and are accusing those they kill of judging them.

God Bless

A study of the verses covering judging one another (the mote and the beam)


These verses that are shown within the Bible that millions go about saying to one another when someone confronts another with their misdeeds.
Why pursue studying them?
Because those that throw out this one verse in reply have not studied all the verse related to it. They take them out of context. Plus do not understand the full teachings within the entire Bible. At this time all I can say is those that throw out this one verse in reply are not going to be happy with the results of this study.
Matthew 7:1 – Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 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.
Now let’s take a more contemporary look at this teaching, then we will actually take a deeper look at the actual verses.
So in this hypothetical world we have a team of men setting down at a workplace. Someone approaches and says “Why are you setting when those men are working?” Referring to some of the co-workers that were still doing their assigned tasks.
One of the men turns to the person, and replies.
“We have finished all of our given duties, and as it is, we have new duties we plan on starting shortly. Why do you ask this?”
“Well this man from another team saw you sitting and doing nothing.” Was the persons reply.
The team of men look to where the person that had made the comment was working. The person was nowhere to be found and most of his work was not done. They looked for the person, that had made the comment and who was in need to complete his own jobs. They found him talking to others pointing again to those that were setting.
They approach the man and ask him.
“Why do you accuse us of not doing our work, when our work is complete? We looked to where you should be to talk to you and found you missing and your work nowhere near to being done.
The man grew angry and accused them once again of being lazy and failing to help those in need of help. The team of men turned and walked away.
This is the heart of this teaching that Jesus was speaking of when it comes to judging. It shows that those that judge are in fact hypocrites, and have no need to be accusing others of doing a wrong when they themselves commit the sin they are accusing the other of doing.
So let us look in this teaching in its entire context. Now the biggest issue people have to come to understand is the comparison Jesus uses to the issue of judging. The mote and the beam.
Mote – karphos – a small particle (a splinter of straw or wood); “a dry stalk; a chip of wood;” something dry and light; a “chip or splinter, of the same material with the beam”
Beam – dokos – a large beam (joist) of wood; “a beam of timber;” – “a log on which planks in the house rest (as in the papyri); joist, rafter, plank; a pole sticking out grotesquely;” (figuratively) a huge log (like a plank used in a house) that completely obstructs someone’s vision.
Jesus making this comparison is not by chance. It is specific and pointed out for a reason.
Do not try and take the splinter out of someone else’s eye when you have a beam of wood within your own eye. This means the sin are the same exact sin, as was demonstrated in the situation above. The man accusing those sitting down and resting after completely their work, of having a splinter. Had not done his own work and so had a beam within his eye.
Thus the statement by Jesus: “You hypocrite!”
Judging deals only with hypocrisy, and is shown as such as the sentence continues:
“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.”
So here Jesus is telling us to first cast out our own sin. Now it is here that people will start to say that Jesus is referring to all sin. Then why the mote and the beam? Why have a particular comparison?
All sin. We are all individuals and so sin in different ways. Yet many that choose not sin through accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior. With His help cast off sins. Not all sins, for we live within corrupted bodies. However we can cast enough sin from us to live a righteous life. Allowing us to be light into the darkness, which is sin. That is why we have these verses to follow within the Bible:
2 Timothy 4:1 – I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. (KJV)
Reprove – elegcho – to convince with solid, compelling evidence, especially to expose (prove wrong, connect).
Rebuke – epitimao – assign value as is fitting the situation, building on the situation to correct (re-direct).
Exhort – parakaleo – (a) I send for, summon, invite, (b) I beseech, entreat, beg, (c) I exhort, admonish, (d) I comfort, encourage, console; (“personally make a call”) refers to believers offering up evidence that stands up in God’s court.
As you can see, when you accept Jesus Christ and then cast out the beam that is within your own eye. We are then taught to help others by showing them with the Bible that it is something that should not be done. To show them that the beam can be taken out. Then to encourage them to remove their own splinter. Why? Because the person talking to them had removed the beam from their own eye with the help of Jesus Christ.
So the team of workers are free to say for instance to the man in our example above: “You must finish your own work, before you can accuse us of not work.”
Now remove the word work and replace it with a particular sin. As long as you are not doing this sin yourself and show evidence it is a sin within the Bible. You are not guilty of judging, but trying to help someone not to sin.
However, we must realize that not all are willing to accept to the truth and so in turn will throw out that they are being judged. In a way they are, but not by those saying they are sinning. But by the word of God, so as the verse makes clear in 2 Timothy:
“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom.”
Those that reprove, rebuke and exhort are not judges, but advocates for the one sinning. They are being their legal defense. Trying to help them not have this particular sin between themselves and Jesus Christ as He sets upon the Throne of Judgment. Because they themselves, with the aid of Jesus Christ have put this particular sin behind them.

Reprove, Rebuke, Exhort


These are what we have been told to help those that live in sin. We are told to teach God’s Word unto all. Yet many say “c’est la vie” that say this profess to be “Christian.”

There is a point where we must let go and allow people to decide upon their own. This is true of anything that is why God gave us free will. However, as Christians the moment you say you are one you are drawing a line in the stone, not in the sand, but in the stone. It is a line that cannot moved and should not move, but that is not the case in today’s day and age.
When those that try to follow the teaching of the above three words they are attacked, they are accused of “judging.”
Here is the thing. When Jesus made his statement “take the beam out of your own eye before you take the splinter out of your neighbors” (paraphrased). Here is the important element of that analogy. A beam and a splinter are the same thing word wise. What Jesus was saying is the person “judging” suffers from the same sin. It also means that they are not working within the facts given within the Bible.
Those who stick to the Bible and what the Bible teaches are reproving. When they challenge someone using what the Bible teaches they are rebuking. And when they then ask you in love to stop sinning they are exhorting.
So the people that keep using the “judging card” as I call to me are trying to avoid practicing their Christianity. They wish to keep it all to themselves and in the meantime are sinning against God.