Outsourcing theocracy to Uganda: This is what bad fruit looks like

Outsourcing theocracy to Uganda: This is what bad fruit looks like January 24, 2013

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will know them by their fruits.

Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only one who does the will of my Father in heaven. On that day many will say to me, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?” Then I will declare to them, “I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.”

Matthew 7:15-23

Roger Ross Williams introduces the video above at The New York Times.

Uganda is 85-percent Christian. The U.S. is 70-percent Christian.

This is not about missions or missionaries or the gospel, this is about outsourcing theocracy.

And what these purported Christians are promoting in Uganda is evil. This is a tree bearing bad fruit.

We are not told to ignore such bearing of deadly bad fruit. We are not told to overlook it, to dismiss or to downplay the bad fruit borne by these groups because, after all, they say “Lord, Lord” and do many deeds of power in Jesus’ name.

We are told that we can know them and that we will know them. And we do know them. Look. See. This is what bad fruit looks like. No good tree can produce such poison.

Do what Christ told us to do and look past their outward show of piety and godliness to know them by the fruits of their work and to see them for what they really are. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

 


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