Wolves in sheep’s clothing

~By Bruce Mewett

My last blog on ‘Worrying’ was inspired by Matthew chapter 6 and today’s effort comes straight from Matthew 7 from verse 13 where I read from my Living Bible:-

wolves-1400819_960_720“Heaven can be entered only through the narrow gate! The highway to hell is broad and its gate is wide enough for all the multitudes who choose its easy way. But the gateway to life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it.
Beware of false teachers who come disguised as harmless sheep, but are wolves and will tear you apart. You can detect them by the way they act, just as you can identify a tree by it fruit. You need never confuse grapevines with thorn bushes or figs with thistles. Different kinds of  fruit trees can quickly be identified by examining their fruit. A variety that produces delicious fruit never produces and inedible kind. And a tree producing an inedible kind can’t produce what is good. So the trees having the inedible fruit are chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, the only way to identify a tree or a person is by the kind of fruit produced.
Not all who sound religious are really good people. they may refer to me as ‘Lord,’ but still won’t get to heaven. For the decisive question is whether they obey my Father in heaven. At the judgement, many will tell me ‘Lord Lord we told others about you and used your name to cast out demons and to do many other great miracles. But I will reply, ‘you have never been mine. Go away for your deeds are evil.’

So who are these ‘false teachers’ that Jesus is talking about here and what is their role/aim in today’s church?

The rest is at: https://inspirationalchristiansfortoday.com/2016/09/09/wolves-in-sheeps-clothing/

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