Should Christians Criticize Other Christians? | Are There Exceptions?

No! Not ever! Not under any circumstances. Jesus is our example. He is the one we are to aspire being like. And Jesus is before God the Father interceding for all of us every time we fall short of the mark. In this intercessory role that Jesus our High Priest occupies is the example for us to follow. The Devil is our enemy. It is us against them. That is believes vs. unbelievers. We are to uphold, uplift, and defend one another when we are attacked by the world. When we are attacked by those from within the Body of Christ we appeal to the Holy Spirit for guidance and direction. But we never criticize any Christian for any reason.

Judge not, that you be not judged. —Matthew 7:1

And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. —Matthew 7:3-5

The Definition of Criticism

Criticism is the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes.

What About Godly Criticism?

Aren’t We Entitled to Free Speech?

What if We are Wronged?

What Does it Say About the Person Doing the Criticizing?

With All of the Critics We Don’t Really Need the Holy Spirit!

Didn’t the Bereans in Acts 17 Test the Words of Paul the Apostle?


Matthew 7:1
Matthew 7:3-5

1 Thessalonians 5:11
Galatians 6:1
2 Timothy 2:24-25
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
2 Timothy 3:16
Deuteronomy 13:1-11
Acts 17:10-11
Christian Leaders: Is It Okay to Criticize Christian Leaders? by CRI (I mostly disagree with)
Beware of Criticizing Others by Oswald Chambers
Criticism of Christianity by Wikipedia

more coming soon…..

Gregg F. Swift, J.D.