By Their Fruit You Will Know Them.

Onesimus, you’re a coward… you’re also a liar… crazy… moron ……foolish … You can’t even quote the bible properly let alone understand it. That makes you “common”. I’m done with casting pearl before swine. You’re stuck in your own world of hypocrisy. You’re as sounding brass. Loud and noisy and can’t edify anyone with truth. You’re a liar, a fraud and a coward before God and against someone that explained all things…

Just a few of the choice insults and accusations made against me in a single comment posted on YouTube by a man who claims to have been a bible teacher for decades. A cessationist who didn’t like the fact that I didn’t accept to his explanation of scripture in which he claimed to show that only the apostles were given authority to heal, and confirm the gospel they preached with other signs and therefore such things ceased with the last of the apostles.

A few days later another man on the same site also called me a moron as well as, “a little demon” and that I was accursed. I thought my own comment had agreed with what he had previously said, but clearly he didn’t see things that way.

Ironically he signed his abusive diatribe, identifying himself as a “prophet”.

We should make sure we are familiar with what Jesus said, not only to assess where others stand, but to be sure of our own position:

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 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. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

3 thoughts on “By Their Fruit You Will Know Them.

  1. Sorry to hear about this. I think this kind of attitude is increasing, and the Church as a whole is losing sight of the commands about love, forgiveness, forbearance, and tolerance – these things are foundational! Jesus gave one command, love one another!

  2. ” Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. ”

    When we see some of the behavior and attitudes of His disciples, that Jesus had to tolerate at times, I think it adds a more challenging aspect to loving one another as He loved them.

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