Let me say that I am a United Pentecostal Church minister. The United Pentecostal Church is indeed the only church I have ever been associated with. (I was not raised in church and gave my life to Jesus at age 23.) Having said that, I can truly say that I have never tried to preach from the UPCI's manual, nor been told by anyone that I had to, but have tried to preach strictly from the Word of God. In fact, when I first received my local license from the United Pentecostal Church in 1968, a question was asked on the application, would I commit to continue to uphold the position of the United Pentecostal Church'es teachings? I remember I answered the question very sincerely with a "qualified yes." I was only about 27 years old at the time and those men on the Washington/British Columbia district board were much my seniors. They had lived for God for may years and had been around the block several times, so to speak, while I had not been around the block once. Some of them with intense (and perhaps resentful) stares asked me, "what do you mean, a qualified yes?" I proceeded to answer that as long as the United Pentecostal Church stayed doctrinally true to the Bible, I would stay true to the mandates of the manual. But if the United Pentecostal Church ever went away from the doctrines of the Bible, I would no longer continue to be be a member. Apparently they felt the same way for they approved my application and gave me local license to preach as a United Pentecostal Church minister.
What then is judgmentalism? The Bible says in Romans 14:4, "Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand." The Apostle Paul was dealing with the eating of meats and/or the keeping of holy days, etc. But I think this is a principle to live by. Later on in Romans 14:22 the apostle asked, "Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth." Again Paul's subject was about the eating of meat, etc. So what about the statement of Paul in 1st Corinthians 11:31, "For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged." Paul's subject here is regarding the Lord's Supper and follows somewhat on the heels of the admonition in verse 28, "...let a man examine himself..." (You will need to read the entire text to fully understand the subject matter. Someone, I don't know who, has said "a text taken out of context is a pretext.") So we are not to judge our brother (or sister) but are to judge ouselves. Although Paul wrote in 1st Corinthians 4:1-5, "Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. But 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. (emphasis mine) For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. 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.
Judgment is coming, all will be there
Each one receiving justly his due
Hide in the saving, sin cleansing blood,
And I will pass, will pass over you
How about it friend, have you hidden in the saving, sin cleansing blood of Jesus? He came into the world to seek and to save you and I for we are lost without Him. (See Luke 19:10) Turn from your sinful ways and turn to God putting your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus. That is what repentance is. Find someone to baptize you in the precious name of the Lord Jesus Christ to have your sins remitted, and let God fill you to overflowing with His Holy Spirit. (Again, see Acts 2:38) I promise you, the Lord Jesus will never give you a reason to be sorry. I am praying for you.