FP: The Bad Fruit of a False Prophet part 2b will investigate what the fruit (life and ministry) of a false prophet.
Summary: This study will investigate what the fruit (life and ministry) of a false prophet. Part 2 of this series is simply an introduction and begins by contrasting a man of God’s fruit (piety and holiness) with the false prophet’s fruit (sin, not doing God’s will).
For an overview, see
False Prophets and Teachers Overview
The unalterable rule: Everything reproduces after its kind.
Matt 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
1John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
God has imposed upon creation an unalterable rule. Everything must reproduce after its kind. This is every so helpful in discerning what is a true man of God and what is a false prophet. Listen to Christ explain this…
Matt 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by [his] fruit. Matt 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Matt 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
Prov 20:11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
When we begin to explore the world of “God’s ministers,” so many of them, even all of them, claim to be representing God. But obviously, some are not. God has placed this dynamic rule in place as a way of helping us discern what is of God and what is not of God. The intent of God doing this is so that we can get early warning to leave in some cases, and in others, to ignore slanderous attacks by Satan’s crowd against the man of God.
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