1 Judge not, lest ye be judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
God is holy, He is the ultimate Judge. He can judge every situation and one's entire life.
He is our Judge, our King, our Lawgiver, and He will save us (Isaiah 33:22)
We have to understand that in order to judge a sin in someone else, we have to be certain to be clean in the same area.
The mote and the beam are related materials: we can easily see the sin of a neighbor, but can't discern the same sin in our life.
We have to judge all day long, in our own life, between good and evil. This is discernment.
Only God can handle judging a whole individual.
Between the two, we have a task to do, a mission to accomplish under the guidance of the Holy Spirit: to warn sinners.
There are two unbearable extremes:
"Don't judge me"
Say those who cherish their sins.
Their own conscience testifies against them, so when you make an echo of it, they get angry and seek excuses.
Some of us only have other's sins in their mouth, they can't talk about anything else.
They seem to have a high regard for themselves, somehow their own righteousness allows them to judge everything.
Like the "don't judge me" people, they also hate reproach.
John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Here Chris talks about those who judge him unrighteously, using the Law to condemn him.
Check the context, John 7.
Paul teaches that the most valued fruit is love, of what good is prophecy if you don't have love ?
When we bless someone else, his heart will open up to our words
Fruits do bear seeds.
That's why Christ said to bless our enemies. So that they repent.
Sinners did listen to the apostles because they were healing and casting out demons.
They did listen to Jesus for the same reasons. He raised the dead and explained Scriptures.
Let's show our spiritual fruits and gifts first..
Let's be fast in judging our own actions, and slow in judging other's.
Straight and narrow is the Way to eternal life, vast the ways of perdition.
17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
"Nothing new under the sun".
Change "Jew" by "Christian", and this letter applies to our behavior towards unbelievers.
Us, Christians, we behaved like our fathers the Hebrews, and God is hated because of our unrighteous deeds.
Shame on us.
PS Sin is sin, the word "tolerance" is not to be found in Scriptures. Stand firm.