1 cor 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
You are not God and you do not have the right to judge a 'heart'..of a man."-GP
Who is he talking to here, GP? Saints-"brethren"(1 Cor 4:6)-those already saved.. The topic is not judging as pertaining to salvation, but the topic is stewardship, ministry, and being faithful to it, and rewards.. And the context surrounding this chapter? -Paul was being questioned about the credibility of his apostleship, and his teaching-1 Cor. 4:3,4.
And verse 5 is talking about the judgment seat of Christ, which Paul alluded to elsewhere, the "reward ceremonies" for those saved-the emphasis in this passage is upon the rewards to be given out-who will receive such awards, and why. 1 Cor. 4 has NADA to do with judgment as to salvation.
1 Cor. 4:
1Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
2Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
3But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
4For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
5Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
6And these things, brethren,..."
read it again..(the yellow) shows what He will reveal....The hearts of men...at His coming; which cannot be revealed fully now. Salvation is not obtained by your silly head knowledge baloney..it is a FREE gift. Stop making it less than the FREE gift it is.
I will believe it as written. YOU cannot know the councils of the hearts....you should read job...God makes it plain in that book that those whom think they know things that only God can know; are boasters of the flesh.
You are not God. You do not know if one has truly submitted their heart to Him...so, go ahead and try to change it; those whom can read know what it says.