Matthew 7:1-6 Many times I have been jumped over what is perceived as false Judgment. First, let me say that You cannot take the words of Jesus out of their context and for this reason it is sad that the Bible has been made easy to use for the people of today. In the original transcripts there are no chapters and no verses and as a result, the scriptures read as they were written. Numbering has not only made use easier, it has also led to extreem heresy. Before my forty-fifth birthday, Matt. 7:1 was my favorite verse and the only verse from the Bible I could quote... I was an Atheist. I used this verse to shut the average Christians mouth... often! The problem is that this verse is only placed into it's proper context when it is aligned with every other sentence of the scriptures from "In the beginning" through the very last "Amen" of chapter 22 in the Book of the Revelation of Jesus, the Christ. For those few that understood what I just said without having to reread it, yes, all of the Bible, we know today, is the Word of Jesus. (John 1:1-3) So it is that this verse, on a localized scale, is, sorely, out of context because it is part of the flow of the Sermon on the Mount. Let's, for the comfort of most, draw the context a good bit clearer. Let's use the paraqgraph of the first six verses for this lesson. Within the context of all that Jesus has taught from His human birth, Jesus is teaching us to walk the walk! Jesus, much to most folks seated on the pews Sunday Morning, did not abolish the Mosaic Law. (Matt. 5:17,18) Nor did Jesus ever teach His children not to judge righteously. No, He instructed us to judge men by their fruits. (Matt. 5:15-18) And on a personal level, from practicle experiance, I can assure you that the man that does not judge is a fool! These are the men Jesus refers to in other passages as being easily led astray. Almost every time I have had this false charge poked at me by some junior pharasee it has been because they took my comment out of context, just as the New Wave, New Testament or New Covenent Christian does all of the Bible. Folks, it is, imho, time for things to conclude with the Rapture of the Church and it's way past time to lern the basics!