29 May 2017
What does the phrase "...know them by their fruits" mean?
This statement comes from Matthew 7:16 and 20. The Lord Jesus is speaking about false prophets.
How can we know they are false prophets? It is by their fruits. These would be by their prophecies (Deuteronomy 18:20-22 and Jeremiah 28:1-14), doctrine (Deuteronomy 13:1-5 and 1 Corinthians 14:37), life style (Isaiah 28:7,Jeremiah 6:13, Micah 2:11), and priorities, particularly what those people are in private, in persecution, and confrontation. See also Revelation 16:13.