By their fruits ye shall know them

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (KJV)

6 thoughts on “By their fruits ye shall know them”

  1. What did Jesus mean by fruit?

    I think Paul’s spoke of fruit in the same context…

    Galatians 5 (KJV)
    19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

    I’m not sure how fruit relates to the photo.

  2. I’m not sure how fruit relates to the photo.

    Well … what you see are the fruits of Christian/Western civilisation and the fruits of Islamic/Middle-Eastern barbarism.

    Putting aside questions of what to say and how to dress, I’m glad that in New Zealand I can pretty much say what I want and dress as I like without fear of violent reprisal.

    Freedom of expression is NOT NEGOTIABLE in my book.

    Beware of false prophets.

  3. Yet the Islamic woman in New Zealand are exercising their Religious liberty to wear Burka, as much as others wish to wear Bikini. There is no right or wrong in either of these positions from a Libertarian Position.
    To Ban the Burka is as Equal a violation of Liberty, as to make it compusory… likewise with the Bikini.

  4. I will say that it is a testament to The Superior morality/ respect for individual Liberty of Modern society that such stark contrasts as this photo displays are possible, comparitive to Religious tyranies (be they Islamic/ Catholic/ protestant/ etc)

  5. Yet the Islamic woman in New Zealand are exercising their Religious liberty to wear Burka

    I don’t think so, Tim. The pepper pots you see in the photo are the ones lucky enough to have been allowed out of the house. The sight of burka-clad women sickens me to the core.

  6. Richard, It is illegal to imprison people in their own home so Any Men forcing their wives to remain home are criminals. Also It is claerly obvious that many islamic woman believe the burka is a good thing. Have they been brainwashed? Maybe. Yet it can never be illegal for parents to teach their daughters that Burkas are morraly good. So If we want a free society… which is not a Utopia… there will be drug adicts, Satan worshippers, vegitarians, and Burka wearing woman.
    That some of these things sicken us is not the same thing as violating our rights, or theirs… We may indeed Preach against whatever we like…use reason to persuade those people to abandon practices we believe to be bad, yet we must be careful not to provoke a Mob Hatred, or a call for Political interventions to suppress things which are not the properly within the sphere of Legislation.

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