Me: I am glad you brought a friend today.
Prodigal: Yes, he needs encouragement also.
This is from the book Jonathan Edwards by David J. Vaughan
Though it is plan that Christ has given rules to all Christians to enable them to judge professors of religion whom they are concerned with, so far as is necessary for their own safety, and to prevent their being led into a snare by false teachers and false pretenders to religion; and though it be also beyond doubt that the Scriptures do abound with rules which may be very serviceable to ministers, in counselling and conducting souls committed to their care in things appertaining to their spiritual and eternal state; yet it is also evident, that it was never God’s design to give us any rules by which we my certainly know who of our fellow professors are His, and to make a full and clear separation between sheep and goats.
Judge not unless you be judged.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.
Jennifer Van Allen