“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”
King James Version (KJV)
Thomas Ellis's comment on 2014-06-05 08:36:55:
When he said this, Jesus was addressing the question of how to distinguish between authentic and false prophets. To put it another way, He was providing a fool proof litmus test for evaluating others ' belief systems we judge them not by the words they use even if they claim "I have been saved " or "I believe... " but rather by the way in which their beliefs whatever they may be manifest themselves in their conduct in the world, and the effects they have on others. "Fruits " GK karpon means the same as "fruition " you can evaluate another person 's belief system only by whether or not their actions have a beneficial and inspiring effect on others around them whether they are kind, decent, and helpful, or self righteous, mean spirited, and oppressive.
Ralph De jesu's comment on 2010-01-08 11:38:56:
Action speaks louder than words, if one is of the lord Jesus, Jesus will do works of obedience through them for God and their salvation; not works of men for men.