Is it true that athiests and non-believers actually recite the scripture "judge not lest ye be judged" more than Christ followers?
In my research and experience, I've learned it's primarily non-Christians or lukewarm believers that quote this. It's funny because it invariably occurs in a way that the person misusing the verse is declaring judgment. "You're being judgmental. Jesus said don't judge."
To call our a factual sin is judgment. It's FACTS!
Many attempt to use it as means to silence their critics. They perceive Jesus as saying "you don't have the right to tell me I'm wrong."
What does Jesus say?
In Matthew 7:1, Jesus says to not judge or you too will be judged.
He didn't say this in a way that we can't identify sin for what it is. He actually says TO judge in John 7:24. The problem is when we judge incorrectly. Can you believe there is such a thing?
The issues with judging stem from superficially judging (based on appearance), hypocritical judging, harsh & unforgiving judgment, self-righteous judging, and untrue judging.
Know that speaking out against sin is not wrong. Jesus even commends right judgement. There are many scriptures on it. Reflect: how are you judging others? I hope you walk away with a clear cut version of judging fairly and what it means. For which the measure you use to judge others, it shall be measured to you. #itiswritten