Are we allowed to judge? Jesus told us in Matthew 7:1-2 to judge not, that ye not be judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete (use), it shall be measured to you again. Jesus was speaking to the hypocrites. Aren't true Christians allowed to have a righteous judgment? Or maybe I should use the word discern. Maybe I am thinking about the word discerment instead of judgment. Are the two almost the same? I am teaching to the church tomorrow night and I am trying to get my lesson together. I am reading To Judge or Not to Judge by Edwin & Lillian Harvey. They speak about a righteous judgment.