You Will Know the Tree by Its Fruit

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It is a biblical principle that everything reproduces after its own kind.

This is true in the physical world, going back to the first chapter of Genesis and right until today. Orange trees reproduce oranges (and orange trees), not apples (and apple trees), and dogs reproduce dogs, not cats.

The same is true in the spiritual realm.

As Jesus said,

“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.” (Matthew 7:15–20)

We can judge a ministry or a movement or a theology or an ideology by the type of fruit it produces.

Of course, there will always be outliers and exceptions. Not every single piece of fruit on a good tree will be perfect 100 percent of the time. But without a doubt, a healthy tree will produce good fruit while an unhealthy tree will not.

As I have interacted with Black Hebrew Israelites, I have asked myself similar questions: “Why so much hatred towards those of us you falsely consider to be ‘fake Jews? I don’t hate you because you’re a fake Israelite. Why do you hate me?”

Of course, in the case of this growing and dangerous cult, the answer is simple: They are openly and unashamedly sowing seeds of anti-White, anti-Jewish hate. (Of course they will reap the fruit of this same hatred in the hearts of their followers.)

But this is low hanging fruit and all too easy to expose. What about some of our own political or social rhetoric? 

What kind of fruit am I producing? What kind of fruit are you producing?

Let us judge our trees by their fruit. We may have some serious pruning (or replanting) to do...

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