Is a true prophet’s godly life a reflection of his calling?

Jesus Quotes and God Thoughts

See the source imageWhy this is important: Jesus said, “a tree is recognized by its fruit”. When looking for “fruit,” here are specific tests to apply to any teacher to decide the accuracy of his or her teaching:

What does this teacher say about Jesus? In Matthew 16:15-16, Jesus asks, “Who do you say I am?” Peter answers, “You are the Messiah [Christ], the Son of the living God,” and for this answer Peter is called “blessed.”

  • In 2 John 9, we read, “Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of the Messiah does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.”
  • In other words, Jesus and His work of redemption is of utmost importance; beware of anyone who denies that Jesus is equal with God, who downplays Jesus’ sacrificial death, or who rejects Jesus’ humanity.
  • First John 2:22 says, “Who is…

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