1 Corinthians 11:28 (AMP) Let a man [thoroughly] examine himself, and [only when he has done] so should he eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
Now the context here is about the Lord’s Supper and how people were abusing it, but watch what happens in verse 31:
1 Corinthians 11:31-32 (AMP) For if we searchingly examined ourselves [detecting our shortcomings and recognizing our own condition], we should not be judged and penalty decreed [by the divine judgment]. But when we [fall short and] are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined and chastened, so that we may not [finally] be condemned [to eternal punishment along] with the world.
I want to get more in depth with this later, but we had a lesson in Sunday School focused around the idea that in the church age the Christian is expected to judge himself first, not the rest of the world or even his church.
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