It’s interesting when people judge you through the lens of their perspective….when they judge what YOU do based on what motivates THEM. Be careful when you say, “They just did that because…”. Be careful when you judge what’s in someone else’s heart.
Calling out sin is not judging. Saying it’s wrong to steal, for example, isn’t judging. Condemning someone for it IS judging. Saying someone did it because _______ is judging. Telling someone lying is sin isn’t judging. Saying someone is lying when you don’t know the whole story is judging. Have you ever been accused of lying when you weren’t?
Have you accused someone of lying later to find out they weren’t?
Remember Matthew 7:1…”Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you”
In regard to judging, also consider this… Yes homosexuality is wrong and and an abomination, that’s why I stand firmly against gay marriage. Romans 1:24-27 makes it clear..but later in the chapter (29-32), God also makes it clear that there are other sins that are equally displeasing to Him. Romans 2:1-4 further clarifies that when you judge someone of one, you are worthy of judgement of the sin(s) that you commit. I encourage you to study the sins listed in Romans 29-32 and see which ones you may be guilty of.
Romans 1:21-32. Romans 2:1-4
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2 Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3 So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? 4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?