Originally Posted by skreechowl:
I think there is a special place for those who purport to know and understand the Bible to the extent that you can judge others with that knowledge.
Mt 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. In other words do not judge according to the flesh i.e. outward appearence. Joh 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. Who is qualified to use this righteous judgement?
Mt 7:15 ¶ Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Ahh the beliver is warned of false prophets and to judge them by their fruits, so we must judge. 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Ro 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. In other words if a man's words do not agree with Christ he is a false prophet i.e anti christ. (one who opposes Christ).
Mt 15:11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
Mr 7:20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. Again righteous judgement involves judging according to the word of God.
Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; If we could not judge this verse would have no meaning.
Ac 11:14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.
De 8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Mt 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. So righteous judgment is not a fleshly judgment for all have sinned and come short of the golory of God, but rather judge according to the Spirit.
The special place reserved for those you speak is called Heaven.