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  •  that would be... (12+ / 0-)

    ... Matthew 7:3-5, and Luke 6:41-42.

    Matthew 7:3-5
       3 “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? 4 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? 5 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.

    Luke 6:41-43
       41 “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? 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

    The lead up to the mote and plank metaphor is prior in the chapter however, and also relevant.

    Judging Others
    Luke 6:37-38
        37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

    and later on, Christ tells his followers how to tell the godly from the satanic.

    A Tree and Its Fruit
    Luke 6:43-45
        43 “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. 44 Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers. 45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

    This is the basis of Faith coupled with Good Works. When the self righteous legions use fear, intimidation, and threats, we all know what is in their hearts, and it certainly is not Jesus.

    Above Grecian mantles were chiseled these words... Know Thyself... Nothing in Excess... the pop philosophy of its day.

    by ravagerofworlds2 on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 08:56:36 PM PST

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