"Judge not lest you be judged.
You therefore have no right to judge me when it comes
to my sins!"
The world often takes
this verse out of context and uses it to accuse Christians
of being "judgmental" when they speak of sin.
In the context of the verse Jesus is telling His disciples
not to judge one another, something the Bible condemns
(Romans 14:10; James 4:11). In Luke 6:41,42 He speaks
of seeing a speck in a brother’s eye. In John
7:24 He said, "Judge not according to the appearance,
but judge righteous judgment." If someone steals,
lies, commits adultery or murder, etc., the Christian
can make a (righteous) moral judgment and say that the
actions were morally wrong, and that these sins will
have eternal consequences. Chuck Colson said, "True
tolerance is not a total lack of judgment. It’s
knowing what should be tolerated—and refusing
to tolerate that which shouldn’t."