Archives for the month of: April, 2016

 

Here is a useful,scriptural model for understanding how God works through prophets:

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I’m not sure why the fruit itself is so rarely discussed when we study Jacob 5 in our classes. We know from the parable that it is so easy to produce “all kinds of fruit” and that groups of people (branches) generally do a terrible job of judging good fruit from bad. I’m sure if you had asked members of a Sunday School class to each privately write down what they thought the “natural fruit” actually is, you would get ten different answers (“all kinds of fruit”). We also know how particular the Lord of the vineyard is about the fruit. He wants exactly the natural fruit and nothing varying. He doesn’t have ten different answers in mind. We also know that only bringing forth natural fruit can preserve a branch from burning. It seems like identifying exactly what the natural fruit is should be a top priority.

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