"Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.
"Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven
Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgement.
A whole string of bible parts that say - Do not go around judging anyone.
A long list of them in here --> http://www.openbible.../judging_others Let he who is without sin cast the 1st stone.. <-- words of Jesus ..
Why is judging seen as wrong? ..Because it is rude.. people who judge others on how to be something or how to live.. are not exactly looking at themselves.. Do not sit there trying to say you are perfect and you do all right.. No you do not.. You have no room to judge anyone
It means to help each other as brother and sister,. It doesn't mean dictate and judge them...Giving one advice and offering help is not judging..
James 4.11 - Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.
Now telling them to go and criticize and judge their brothers.. is a contradiction...But non surprising
I am sorry but your snippets do not negate what i said. You cannot pull out scripture phrases and tell me what they mean without the complete entire context they are written in. It is impossible.
Read the entire context; the entire book or letter as well as those previous. Know characters and backstory as in any book. Then supply your verses with explanations.
I already explained your first verse: Mtt 7:1-5 I can judge, but I will be judged in regard to the very same thing. It is a stern warning. Do you know why it was given?
I know the pull-out verses. They sound convincing enough. but they do not stand alone. Jesus was introducing god's people to the fact they can't please god thru the OT commandments, their spiritual leaders were hypocrites, and a lot more. He couldn't give every bit of information they needed in one speech- like say, the sermon on the mount. It is all connected. It all has to be taken together. Why was jesus even on earth? What was his purpose?
What is each scripture referring to when it says not to judge? What is judgement? Who is the audience? Why is he bringing this up? Why do they need to hear it? It takes a lot of reading and asking questions, even if not to believe in jesus but to understand what the heck is going on. Please do not quote me websites. That is a hodge podge nightmare in it itself. You have to know- Are you quoting someone's hopes and preferences or the real deal.
I don't want to fight, though I am always rather bold and brash, that is me. I just get disgusted with religions' hypocrisy. One can debate christians all they want because they probably know quite a few. But a 1700 page written text requires reading it. And connecting all the dots. So you can give more than just a verse. And if you want to ignore the OT: Why? When jesus quotes it?
Wow! I don't think I am perfect, never have. Are you judging me? If not, please explain what it is then. No sarcasm intended.
Sorry, but I think you sound angry as hell and like you know it all too.