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Known by the Fruit

Perhaps you have heard the expression of a wolf in sheep's clothing. This usually means a person that appears to fit in and be harmless but who is actually someone very different and dangerous. As sheep are typically gentle and harmless, a wolf is greedy for food and will attack and harm the other sheep. Jesus actually taught about this in Matthew 7:15-20:

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 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. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Jesus says to beware of false prophets because they are the wolves in sheep's clothing. False prophets claim to be bringing a message from God but in reality their message is not from God...

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Ed Anderson


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