When you condemn things like homosexuality and abortion are you not in fact judging others? And what about the Bible passage that says "judge and you will be judged?"

We are asked this question a lot, especially by those who are involved with homosexuality. It's interesting how they don't follow the Bible, but will use it when it suits their needs in an effort to try to justify their sin.

To answer your question, no we are not judging. Proclaiming what God Himself has said in the Bible is not judging, it is merely stating the facts. The verse you refer to is found in Matthew 7:2 and actually reads:

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

A similar passage is also found in Luke 6:37 which says:

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven

The type of judgement these verses are referring to is hypocritical and unrighteous judgement, and not the proclaiming of what God has said or of God's Word. Here are two excellent articles dealing with this very subject:

Judging Versus Condemnation: Judging Unto Correction:

"Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged" - Is Often Quoted By The Hypocrites To Those Who Publicly Oppose Sin: