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How not to be a hypocrite & the charge against false hypocrisy


“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Matthew 7:1-5

That is, perhaps one of the most misconstrued messages of Christ in my opinion. Fallacious use of the former is so common and so ordinary that it is hard to describe it. You may have heard it too a lot of times. Things like, you have no right to say it to me, you are hypocrite, you do not fully walk the Christian life and you blame me. These and a huge variety of other sentences that carry the same message, You have no right to stop me because you are also imperfect and (insert any bad thing here you know about the person pointing out your fault). You can not stop me because you have a plank in your eye as well, mister.