These ideas common in the body of Christ now, “don’t say that anything anybody does or says is wrong; don’t call anybody false; mind your business and leave everything to God; don’t judge, everyone has what he received from God,” I say, they are inconsistent with the Scriptures.
So nobody can call out the wolf and warn the people of God. And If you spot the wolf, behave like the three monkeys, “see no evil, think no evil, hear no evil.” That effectively puts an end to all enquiry and kills off discernment among the people of God. And they say, “don’t judge, let love lead.” That is no love at all. That is plain stupid and naive.
Discernment is low in the body of Christ now, and discernment is low because of Scriptural ignorance prevalent now. And it is so because many people put more value on men than the Word of God.
I thank God that God gave us men like Tozer I can always check with.
Hear Dr. Tozer:
“And if that is the way it is and all inquiry must be ended and all rebuke silenced, then the apostles were also great sinners and great bigots and heretics… Had not these men heard the text “judge not, that ye be not judged” (Matt. 7:1)? Sure, they heard that text, but they knew what it meant….
If that is true, then it is also impossible to obey the Scriptures. Then I dare not exercise moral judgment; I dare not stand up and look at a thing and decide in the light of God’s Word whether it is right and wrong. It means the Lord has given me a commandment that I cannot obey. “Beware of false prophets,” He says, “which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves” (Matt 7:15). And the modern theologians say, “Don’t you judge anybody, but accept everybody at his own face value and be loving as the Savior was.”
All right then, when the wolf comes along dressed in sheep’s clothing, what do I do? Do I say, “Good morning sheepie”? Do I dare not allow myself to believe that he is a wolf, even though I see his slobbering fangs?
… If I am not to be able to identify a wolf when I see him, then how am I going to keep the wolf out of the fold like I am supposed to do? How can I beware of that which I do not dare identify, tell me?
If you cannot exercise moral judgment, if you cannot criticize and discriminate, then you cannot obey what you have been told to do. The apostle John said, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). Why does he give us these words if we cannot and dare not try the spirits?
Should I be afraid to judge when God Almighty sent me to do it? Afraid to distinguish a crabapple from a sheep-nose apple when God sent me to do it? Afraid to look at a wolf and say, “You are a wolf,” when God said, “Look out for wolves”? Afraid to try the spirits when God said, “Try the spirits whether they be of God”? God is not going to send me out to do something and then damn me for doing it.”
Stop being naive and gullible, if you have been.
God help his church.