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Who Are You To Judge?: Learning To Distinguish Between Truths, Half Truths, And Lies

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  111 ratings  ·  15 reviews
As 21st century Christians, we have settled down to a complacent form of faith that demands very little of us. However, this type of faith also has little impact on the world. When secular values infiltrate the church, we accept them without a twinge of conscience and congratulate ourselves on our tolerance. In Who Are You to Judge? Erwin Lutzer looks at today's world, and ...more
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Published August 1st 2002 by Moody Publishers
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Pamela Poole
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was first published in 2002, about 16 years ago, yet the contents are timeless. I enjoy hearing Lutzer speak at my church occasionally, and have read other books by him. As Christians live their lives in a culture that goes out of its way to negate Biblical teaching and berate those who use scripture to evaluate what is morally right or wrong, we are judged for our faith, but not allowed to judge the actions or beliefs of others. Yet, as this author points out, if the church is to have ...more
Hannah Belyea
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
In a postmodern age - nay, a world consumed by itself, it has become near impossible for Christians to decide when they must judge and be judged, or when to keep silent - but, with the guidance of this easy to understand discussion on judgment and integrity, believers can begin to follow the scripture in the ways of Christ on the matters of truth, half-truths and lies. Lutzer examines the Word in an engaging and thought-provoking series of questions about character in modern times that will offe ...more
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Judgements are both necessary and needed. Our task is to make wise judgments in a nonjudgmental world.

We have heard it before; Who are you to judge? Only God can judge me. etc. etc. It can be difficult to have a conversation with others when sharing their need for salvation and the work of Christ on the cross. This read is for those who desire to share the Good News and to hold on to the firm foundation of the truth that makes way to the road less traveled. The definition of truth is exclusive
Jacob Aitken
Jul 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am new to Dr. Lutzer's books, but after hearing much about it, I decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed! This book runs in the same vein as John MacArthur's _Reckless Faith_, although this book is more broad in its scope of defining deviant doctrines.

AMong the statements that Dr. Lutzer makes on biblical discernment these are the most notable: A half-truth is more destructive than a whole lie, namely because a half truth is harder to recognize. The theme of the book would be to devel
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A much needed corrective to the relativistic notions that post-modernism has infected us with. Lutzer helps us think about our thinking ... demonstrating how to reason Bibllically, insightfully and carefully about God, ourselves and life in this world. The book doesn't so much tell the reader what thoughts he ought to have, but aids in developing a Christian mind. ...more
Jul 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was EXCELLENT! It addresses the issues that many churches in America wash over. The church in America tends to accept mixture whereas you almost can't tell the difference between the church and the world. Thank God someone is teaching holiness. ...more
Mar 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lutzer is one of my favorite authors on biblical doctrine. In this book he helps Christians understand the difference between judging fruit and judging heart. It's a great read for anyone who desires to develop discernment in learning to distinguish between truths, half-truths, and lies. ...more
Craig Ford
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A book that presents the positive aspects of judging.
Brian Meadows
Nov 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who are seeking truth
Recommended to Brian by: Billy Graham organization
There is a lot of good, challenging material in this book that causes one to reflect and do some soul searching. The book is a bit different than I expected given the title and subtitle. There are a lot of specific discussions and examples of truths, half-truths and lies with the author's case regarding them - sometimes with good backup and other times not so much. My belief is that the Holy Spirit, working with the Word of God in the Bible to apply it to what you are confronting, is the right w ...more
Hope Irvin Marston
“We’ve lost the ability to judge the world because we have lost the ability to judge ourselves.” That’s part of the message in this easy-to-read and to understand book.

I listen weekly to this author’s messages on my local Christian Radio Station. His book is just as informational and applicable to daily living as are his Sunday sermons. It’s a pertinent reminder to us believers to guard our minds and hearts and to uphold biblical principles in our daily living. It’s a “MUST READ” for parents who
Who Are You to Judge?: Learning to Distinguish Between Truths, Half-Truths, and Lies by Erwin W. Lutzer shows how to judge according to God's word, without being judgmental.

Today's world says so many things are ok that God says plainly in HIS word isn't ok. The question is who do you listen to? The world or the word of God? As for me, I want to make Heaven my home, this world is just a stopping place until HE calls me to come home. So I will follow His word, the Holy Bible, to lead me on the pa
Mazzou B
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an incredibly relevant and necessary book in our day and age! Judging is a very touchy subject with people either going overboard or the opposite extreme- discarding all godly judgment. People (Christians and unbelievers alike) are even loathe to be discerning, resulting in a really, really messed-up world. There is stability and peace in personal convictions and rules made according to God's word- not to mention glorifying God Himself!
The amazing thing about this book is the balance:
Katherine Wacker

In his book, Who Are You To Judge?, Pastor Erwin Lutzer examines the need for discernment in today’s church. Tackling everything from doctrine to dress, Lutzer explains the importance of a biblical approach to evaluating spiritual claims and relativistic culture. In a direct but diplomatic way, Pastor Lutzer addresses the failure to uphold the standard of truth in today’s church and the ensuing consequences. This book is a call for believers to embrace wisdom and discernment without withholding
Feb 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good book by Dr. Lutzer. The first half is very strong - the second half felt more like a collection of disjointed essays. All the content is very Biblical and (as a natural consequence) convicting but the organization of the book felt odd. Recommended.
Troy Holt
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Erwin W. Lutzer is senior pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and Loyola University, he is the author of numerous books, including the Gold Medallion Award winner "Hitler's Cross" and the best seller "One Minute After You Die". He is also a teacher on radio programs heard on more than 700 stations throughout the United States and the world, including "S ...more

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