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Old 06-23-2009, 01:06 PM
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Mt*7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Mt*7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Mt*7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Mt*7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Mt*7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Mt*7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Lu*6:43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Lu*6:44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
Lu*6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

How are we to receive the word of God?

1Th*2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

As Christians receive the word of God more and more "as the word of men", the effectiveness of the word of God in their hearts wanes.