“Have a little faith.” How many times have you heard that? Perhaps the idea is losing traction in our society today and you haven’t heard it so much. In any case, when you hear it, if you do, or when you read it, as you surely just did, the question should arise, “In what?”
“A leopard cannot change its spots.” People say this with the idea that a man cannot change who or what he is. There is some truth to the idea. But like all aphorisms, it doesn’t tell the whole truth.
The old programmers joke says that there are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary, and those who don’t. There are a lot of different ways to classify people, and many of them have their own equivalent statement that there are only two kinds of people, etc.
I’ve just finished the initial transcription of another book. This one is entitled “St. Paul Vindicated” by D. B. Wells. M.A. Read more
I’ve been meaning to write this one for a long time. I’ll keep it short and to the point. “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”
Those would be frightful words to hear from Jesus on the last day. We find them here:
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is 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 mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’”
We can take this as a call to be “fruit inspectors” in a way. These words of Jesus point to a way to recognize false teachers, or rather false prophets, in our midst. They also serve as a warning to us.