Who Are You to Judge?: Learning to Distinguish Between Truths, Half-truths and Lies

Who Are You to Judge?: Learning to Distinguish Between Truths, Half-truths and Lies

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by Erwin W. Lutzer
     
 

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“This book is a treasure of biblical wisdom . . .” —Dr. R. C. Sproul, founder, Ligonier Ministries

Can I judge without being judgmental?

We live in a world that tolerates everything but judgment. What we don’t realize is that right judgment is the key to right living. Who Are You To Judge? is Lutzer’s word to a

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“This book is a treasure of biblical wisdom . . .” —Dr. R. C. Sproul, founder, Ligonier Ministries

Can I judge without being judgmental?

We live in a world that tolerates everything but judgment. What we don’t realize is that right judgment is the key to right living. Who Are You To Judge? is Lutzer’s word to a culture that hates being told how to live and to a church called to purity.

After explaining the difference between judging and being judgmental, Lutzer guides Christians in discerning various critical issues, including miracles, matters of doctrine, and godly engagement with entertainment and culture.

With a passion for biblical truth and intolerance for lies, Lutzer is compelling and gut-honest. Who Are You to Judge? calls us to not only embrace the truth, but also to live according to it, speaking the truth in love to a world so desperately in need of both.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802409065
Publisher:
Moody Publishers
Publication date:
07/15/2003
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
837,197
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.73(d)

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If we ever needed instruction on judging, it is today! What, then, did Jesus mean when He said, "Do not judge, or you too will be judged" (Matt. 7:1)? To put I briefly, He was teaching that we should not make Pharisaical judgments. We are not to be Pharisees, who loved to judge and therefore judged the wrong things; or even if they did make right judgments, made them for the wrong reasons. They exhibited a "holier than thou" tone in everything they did and said. We could say that Jesus is warning us, "Don't become a Pharisee, but do make righteous judgments." How can we be guarded from Pharisaism on the one hand and mindless gullibility on the other? How do we know what should be judged and how judgments are to be made? What are the parameters to guide us? These are questions that must be addressed. Keep in mind that the word judge means to exercise discernment; at other times is can mean to condemn; and sometimes both ideas are present. But clearly Jesus is not teaching that all judging is wrong. Judging, or discernment, lies at the heart of Christian living.

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Nothing is more timely or more needed than the subject Dr. Lutzer addresses in this book.  The crying need of the church today is for discernment--the ability to recognize truth and distinguish it from error.  Who Are You to Judge? reminds us that truth is important, and (contrary to the spirit of our age) real truth is not merely a matter of subjective individual opinion.  May Dr. Lutzer's own obvious passion for the sure truth of Scripture prove contagious among readers.
-John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church

This book is a treasure of Biblical wisdom.  It will equip the reader with desperately needed discernment for our time.
-Dr. R. C. Sproul, Chairman and President, Ligonier Ministries

Erwin Lutzer has a keen eye for the many dangers modern Christians face in the world.  He brings a clear headed and pastoral approach to controversial issues and does so with a deep concern.  This is a much needed book.
-John H. Armstrong, President, Reformation & Revival Ministries, Carol Stream, IL

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DR. ERWIN LUTZER has served as senior pastor of the Moody Church in Chicago for over 30 years. A renowned theologian, Dr. Lutzer earned his BTh from Winnipeg Bible College, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, a MA in philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law. He is an award-winning author and the featured speaker on three radio programs that can be heard on more than 700 radio stations in the United States and around the world. Dr. Lutzer and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren.

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Who Are You to Judge?: Learning to Distinguish Between Truths, Half-truths and Lies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In today's world too often we "the church" are silent, to our shame. As Billy Graham stated years ago "America will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah" True tolerance is knowing what to tolerate and not tolerating that which we should not. Mr Lutzer explains simply how to make those Godly judgement choices and live it out (out loud.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago