Does the New Testament condone passing judgment on others? Many verses in the Bible command the reader to make good and ethical judgments about oneself, and one's own actions. Do Christian's today wrongly take that to mean there is a right to judge other's as well? Does the Bible believe judgment of others is hypocrisy? The Bible appears to reassure the reader that God will judge, so there is no reason to be concerned about passing judgment. Consider the following verses:
1 Corinthians chapter 2 verses 15-16
...a person is not subject to merely human judgments, for “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?"
The Letter of James chapter 4 verse 12 states:
There is only one lawgiver and judge ... so who are you to judge your neighbor?
And the famous verse in Matthew chapter 7 verse 1
Judge not, so that you will not be judged.
Romans chapter 2 verse 1
...you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.