Is it judgmental to quote scripture and point out sin?
I remember when a celebrity admitted to having an affair – he cheated on his wife. I made the comment that he had committed adultery.
I was judged for that statement. I was called judgmental.
I responded with the words of God – You shall not commit adultery. Ex 20:14
It’s plain and simple.
I was still called judgmental.
A politically correct society will never be convicted of any sin because sin will never be brought up in any conversation, since it is not politically correct.
Society has evolved beyond sin.
We are all still sinners – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Rom 3:23
It’s just no one wants to hear about it. It’s judgmental to call someone’s actions sinful.
Or this quote is spoken, “Don’t judge me just because I sin differently from you!”
I even heard a very popular minister said during his sermon that he does not like to talk about sin. Sin drags people down. He wants to encourage people, not beat them down because of sin.
There are many biblical examples of sin being called out.
Peter on the Day of Pentecost said, “…God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified,” Acts 2:36
It’s pretty judgmental to make such a blanket statement to everyone.
Paul said, “Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because he was to be blamed.” Gal 2:11
All Peter was doing was eating with Gentiles until the Jews showed up and then Peter gave the Gentiles the cold shoulder.
There was Elymas the sorcerer, to whom Paul said, “O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? And now, indeed, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time.” Acts 13:10-11
Ouch! Pretty drastic measure to call a man a “son of the devil” and pronounce a curse of blindness on him.
Even in the Old Testament, the chief priest withstood King Uzziah, and said to him, “It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord, but for the priests, the sons of Aaron, who are consecrated to burn incense. Get out of the sanctuary, for you have trespassed! You shall have no honor from the Lord God.” 2 Chron 26:18
So is it judgmental to call out sin?