Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Don't Judge Me: Part 4 of 4

Continued from, Don’t Judge Me: Part 3 of 4

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If we aren’t even allowed to interpret the law, how could we hold a conviction about anything? I wouldn't be able to write this post, because I'm "passing judgment" about what James/Matthew/Paul are teaching.

If we are supposed to be a doer of the law, this automatically involves a certain amount of interpretation and application. Thus, we can approach a brother with our interpretation of the law, and try to "restore" him/her. However, if the accused won't yield, all we can do is treat them as an unbeliever.

Even in doing so however, we must remember that we aren't the one who is the lawgiver and judge. We aren't the one who is able to save and destroy. We must always be open to the fact that perhaps, we are the ones who have been interpreting the law/scripture incorrectly.

It is a wise person indeed who has the diligence to interpret the law, the courage to obey it, and the honesty to admit that he isn't the final Judge.

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