Liberals will use the Bible when they believe it defends a position that supports their agenda. You’ll even find liberals using the Bible to support homosexual marriage by quoting familiar passages like Matthew 7:1–2 and Mark 12:31 but ignoring Matthew 19:1–12 and other anti-homosexual passages (Rom. 1:18–32; 1 Cor. 6;9–11; 1 Tim. 1:8–10).
They take a bits and pieces approach to the Bible (like a lot of so-called conservative Christians.)
Matthew 7:1 states: “Do not judge so that you will not be judged.” Sounds pretty absolute until you read the second verse: “For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.”
Jesus isn’t saying don’t ever judge. If he were, He would be contradicting Himself since He also said “judge with righteous judgment” (John 7:24). While Jesus protected the woman caught in adultery from the men who set her up (If she had “been caught in adultery, in the very act,” where was the man?: John 8:4), Jesus still told her to “Go and sin no more” (8:11; also see 5:14).
Jesus is reminding us what the law states about consistency in judging:
“You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a large and a small. You shall not have in your house differing measures, a large and a small. You shall have a full and just weight; you shall have a full and just measure, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you. For everyone who does these things, everyone who acts unjustly is an abomination to the Lord your God” (Deut. 25:13–16; cf. Lev. 19:35–37; Prov. 11:1; 20:23; Ezek. 45:10; Micah 6:11).
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