Thanks for returning to this series on “Judge Judge Judge” and my feeble attempt to understand a believers responsibility and right to make judgments.
Another purpose of this series hopefully is to understand the believers restriction on judgement.
What can a Christian judge? How is he to judge? What is prohibited in the Christian life to judge. So many questions and concerns.
Our fourth greek word related to judging is…
G1106 – γνώμη – gnōmē
judgment, mind, purpose, advice, will, agree
This word is found 9 times in 8 verses within the New Testament. A full listing of all verses may be found below for your self study. I will consider the verses that are not clear, that create questions in my mind, with the remaining verses left for the reader to ponder.
These are of one mind, and they hand over their power and authority to the beast.
The lost can be of one mind, of one judgment? This verse is speaking of those without God, of no relationship to the Messiah, and without knowledge of the Holy Spirit.
How can they be of one mind when believers who have been given the mind of Christ, and are commanded to be of one mind – dang it all – we can’t even do it!
The only other time I can think of men of this world having the same mind, or of the same judgement, is a short passage where two political enemies joined forces in opposition to the man they knew as Jesus.
And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.
They joined into one mind in hatred of the one true God.
Thanks for joining me in this study. Hope to visit with you in our next post as we look at the Greek term διακρίνω which is commonly translated doubt, judge, discern, contend, waver, in the New Testament.
I look forward to comments and discussion. May the Lord give you an understanding heart and a willing spirit to consider the Bible and all it’s wealth.
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