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No. God's ways and thoughts are so much above ours it's difficult to understand. Isaiah 55:8-9 (NLT)  8 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.       “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.  9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, ...


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In addition to the Isaiah reference listed by Dancek, the end of Job asks powerful questions of a mortal who dared to question God's motives: Job 38 1-3 (NIV) 1 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: 2 “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge? So no, humans cannot judge whether God is fair from our ...


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Yes, you can judge others... once you're perfect. There's more to that passage than just that. Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. -- Matthew 7:1-2 The idea here is that we're going to be held accountable to keep the same standard as we ...


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One concrete example from the Bible of a prophet judging God is from the book of Habakkuk. The book begins with the prophet Habakkuk judging God for His inaction: Habakkuk 1:2-4 2 How long, O LORD, will I call for help, And You will not hear? I cry out to You, “Violence!” Yet You do not save. 3 Why do You make me see iniquity, And cause me ...


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I have never read a line that claimed God or life in general was "fair". Fairness seems to be a concept that we have developed to evaluate our interactions with each other. In addition fairness is largely subjective and relative. Is there a need for fairness in our dealings with God? I suspect that if you consider what God offers for devotion and ...


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Judging God to be fair is akin to judging God to be good. Fairness is one of the key attributes of goodness. If you believe God is good, it can only be because you have judged him so. Compare these two positions: "Joe is good, but I cannot judge him to be good." "Joe is evil, but I cannot judge him to be evil." Are they really even different? They both ...


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Yes, we are expected to judge the actions of those inside the church: 1 Corinthians 6:1 If any of you has a dispute with another, dare he take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the saints? and: Matthew 18:16-17 But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the ...


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The book of Revelation refers to the final judgment (Rev. 20:11-13; NASB quoted): Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is ...


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I believe mature, spiritual Christians who know what the bible says are called to judge behavior accordingly. (See John 7:24, Galatians 6:15. 2 Corinthians 2:15, 2 John 10) There are so many examples in the bible where the early Christians had to resolve conflict in the church (thus judging a behavior) and deal with the perpetrators. I'm so tired of ...


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Judges are not merely for the purpose of dispensing punishments, one tenet of being a judge is to restore order. From wikipedia: A biblical judge (Hebrew: shôphatîm or shoftim שופטים) is "a ruler or a military leader, as well as someone who presided over legal hearings." "Legal hearings" could include sentencing punishment but also establishing one's ...


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I would like to add to the answers so far. In my experience, it seems like "fairness" or "unfairness" of God is a concept that is a major preoccupation of the contemporary Western liberal mindset. It may not have occupied the concerns of people who lived up to the Enlightenment. It certainly does not occupy the minds of the religious Indian, for example. ...


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Sure: a man "has the capability judge" God in the sense that he has the free will to regard himself so highly as to pass judgement on God. Obviously that doesn't mean such a man as the moral right or ability to do so. It seems to me that anyone who openly questions why God allows such-and-such an evil (be it starving children in Africa, being evicted from ...


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Absolutely Yes! We have to fight the injustice around us and for that we need to judge others cause unless you do that you cannot have justice around you. This question has its source in verses at Mathew 7:2-5, where it says that we are not supposed to judge others. These verses however are not to be viewed through a narrow perspective. As is always in ...


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Yes, we can judge others. Christ said so. John 7:24 24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. The phrase "righteous judgement" is usually used in the Bible to describe God (See here and here). God's judgments are righteous. So if we are to judge righteously, perhaps we should judge as God would. That's a big ...



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