“Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.” -Matthew 23:24
It is true that the Church and its members are called to be fruit inspectors. We are just that, and that without a Scriptural doubt. As a matter of fact, we are to judge men by their fruit.
“Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.” -Matthew 7:16-19.
Furthermore, Jesus teaches us how to judge (Matthew 7:1-6). Jesus commands us to judge righteously (John 7:24). Judging is the character and exhibition of spiritual life (1 Corinthians 2:15-16). We are to judge matters between the brethren (1 Corinthians 6:5). We are to judge the truth concerning what is being preached within the Church (1 Corinthians 14:29). We are to judge doctrine and teachings (2 Corinthians 11:4). We are to judge by reproving the deeds and workers of darkness (Ephesians 5:11). We are to judge false Christianity (1 John 2:18-20). We are to judge false prophets-teachers (Matthew 7:15-16). &nbs ...