- Pastoral Staff
Check For Fruit
Lately, I have been thinking about the word “Christian.” There are so many people out there that claim to be a Christian yet, I see no fruit from them. I have been watching a lot of videos on false prophets in our day and age and man are there so many. A majority of the big names that are making tons are telling lies and slandering who God really is. I highly recommend you look up Bethel and see some of the crazy things that people are saying about God. There is a great movie on Netflix called, “American Gospel” which talks a lot about Bethel as well as other churches that are changing scripture and misguiding people.
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly that are ferocious wolves,” Matthew 7:15.
The false prophets that have the best footing are the ones that tell just enough truth to seem reliable. Once they have made their way in and have gained the trust of their people, then that is when they spread their lies and deception. It is easy for them. That is why we must fact check them. When a preacher gives a message on Sunday, we should make sure that what they are saying about God is true. We should make sure that the verses that they are using are being used in the right way.
“By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit,” Matthew 7: 16-17.
But we will know them by their fruit. If someone is claiming to be a Christian, we will truly know if they are by their fruit. If they are trying to better themselves and living according to the words of the gospel, then we can know that they are true. When they are not, when they have no fruit, then we will know. This is something that is so prevalent in our world today and we must know it. Make sure the people that are feeding you, are not holding the food out with one hand and with the other, holding a knife behind their back.