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In the Gospel of John, we seem to have what appears to be a contradiction:

John 5:22: "For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son" (emphasis added).

John 8:15: "You judge according to the flesh; I [Christ] am not judging anyone" (emphasis added).

How should we interpret and reconcile these passages?

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How do we reconcile John 5:22 with John 8:15 regarding Christ judging/not judging?

John 5:22: "For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son" (emphasis added).

John 8:15: "You judge according to the flesh; I [Christ] am not judging anyone" (emphasis added).

God said to his prophet Samuel: “Mere man sees the outward appearance; but as for God, he sees what the heart is .

Samuel 16:7 NASB

7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for [a]God does not see as man sees, since man looks at [b]the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Jesus was sent to earth as a human being,[Flesh -John 6:51, Romans 1:3 John 1:14] He was not sent as a judge in the first century. God however did later give Jesus the authority to judge, regarding that time of judgment, the prophet Isaiah wrote:

Isaiah 11:3-4 NASB

3 And He will delight in the fear of the Lord, And He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make decisions by what His ears hear; 4 But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the humble of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.

The Parable of the sheep and the goads relates to this "Judgement", read:

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+25+%3A31- 46&version=NASB;NET;ESV

Compare Acts 17;31 , Rev. 20:12-13 , Parable sheep and goats Matthew 25:31-46, 2 Peter 3:7.

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