By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Please explain Matthew 7:17-20
First lets start in verse 15 to get the context on what or who is being talked about.
V15 the Bible is talking about False Prophets(in today’s world modern day Evangelist, and Pastors ect.)
V16 you will know them by there fruits (the gospel, and doctrines they teach and preach)
V17 every good tree (a born again christian/saved person) bears(reproduces) good fruit(a born again christian/saved person). but a bad tree(a lost/unsaved person) bears (reproduces) bad fruit ( a lost/unsaved person)
V18 a good tree(a born again christian/saved person) cannot bear(reproduce) bad fruit(a lost/unsaved person) nor(cannot) can a bad tree (a lost/unsaved person) bear(reproduce) good fruit (a born again christian/saved person).
V19 Every tree (person) that does not bear(reproduce) good fruit (a born again christian/saved person) is cut down (condemned by the Word of God John3:18) and thrown into the fire (goes to hell when they die).
V20 Therefore by their fruits (false gospel and doctrines) you will know them.
A lost person or a false preacher, evangelist(prophet) that gives out a false gospel and teaches false doctrine will not get anyone saved because the false gospel and doctrine they believe and preach is condemned by God, Therefore only a lost/unsaved person can bear (reproduce) a lost/unsaved person by the false gospel they give out…..Galatians 1:6-9
Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
BELIEVE (Trust In Completly) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell & the lake of fire); but the GIFT of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH