We can judge others?


Recently my older brother (a very mislead Protestant) informed me that it was okay for him to judge others (went as far to say it was his job or duty) as long as they were “members of the body of Christ.” He cited passages from 1 Corinthians 5&6 in which St. Paul speaks of “judging others.” I don;t buy this argument, but I’m having a tough time rebutting. HELP!!



Hi Jason,

We can’t others’ state of soul, but we can, and in some cases must, judge their actions. When one is on a jury it is one’s duty to judge the actions of the accused. Christian love demands that we challenge each other’s actions at times.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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