You do recognize that this statement also applies to you, right? (The part about having perfect foresight.)
[ul][li]6:41 Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye?[/li][li]6:42 Or how can you say to your neighbor, ‘Friend, let me take out the speck in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye.[/ul][/li][/Quote]
Can you cite where this was said by Jesus? I’m fairly sure you can find it somewhere in the writings of Paul, but I’m interested in Christianity not Pauline theology. You also know that Paul never, ever quoted Jesus?
I find sayings of Jesus that contradict it, such as:
Book of Luke
[ul][li]10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?[/li][li]26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?[/li][li]27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.[/li][li]28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.[/ul][/li][/Quote]
That is pretty much what Guinastasia said at the beginning of that other thread.
But what if we come up with another answer besides the one you stringently adhere to? In your eyes it is MY WAY or the highway. I believe I’ve found something in the Bible that addresses that mode of thinking.
Book of Matthew
[ul][li]23:13"I’ve had it with you! You’re hopeless, you religion scholars, you Pharisees! Frauds![/li][li]14 Your lives are roadblocks to God’s kingdom. You refuse to enter, and won’t let anyone else in either.[/li][li]15"You’re hopeless, you religion scholars and Pharisees! Frauds! You go halfway around the world to make a convert, but once you get him you make him into a replica of yourselves, double-damned.[/ul][/li][/Quote]