Judge Not?

Matthew tells us judge not that ye be not judged.  Oddly enough, it’s a favorite scripture of non-believers who judge Christians who dare bring up the topic of sin.  But is Matthew really telling us that it’s wrong to warn others of the dangers of going against God’s will? 

Consider the 18th chapter of Matthew says if your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault in private. With this context in mind, it seems as if there is a difference between judging the individual and judging the sin.

God knows, and judges our heart.  While we cannot see the heart of others, God can.  Because of this, wouldn’t it be best to judge the actions of others without questioning their motives? And when we speak to someone about sin, shouldn’t we do so in a spirit of meekness?

What are your thoughts?

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