It does not forbid one from judging, but clearly lays it out that if you choose to judge others then you, in turn, will be identically judged. Then it goes on to state your judgment will be hypocritical if you do not remove the plank from your own eye prior to helping others remove the splinters from theirs.<quoted text>
No it doesn't. It very clearly says "Do not judge lest you be judged". How completely dishonest and misleading of you to totally remove the context in which speaks of judging. He is saying If you judge so shall you be judged. If He was forbidding judging it would have said "Do not judge" PERIOD.
Why would He say "for in the way you judge it will be measured to you" if he's clearly FORBIDDEN you to judge AT ALL ?
Let me put it in terms you can understand. If your boyfriend told you not to violate his backside lest he violate yours, he is not forbidding you to violate his backside. He's only saying that if you do, be prepared to have yours violated in the same manner.
Also, if he was forbidding judging why would he say remove the log from your own eye before removing the speck from your brother's ? He is clearly referring to judging yourself before you judge your brother ( don't be a hypocrite ), but why would he say "then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye" ? Why would He set ground rules for an act you claim He clearly outright forbids ?
Your ability to interpret scripture is laughably and naively superficial. And totally self serving.
So, in your zeal to insist you are somehow allowed to judge others, I must believe you are one of two things. Perfect or a hypocrite.
Guess which one I'm going with here....