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The Test of the Prophet

The test of the prophet is the accuracy of the prophecy. A true prophet cannot produce a false prophecy.

From the Gospel of Luke chapter 6, verses 43 and 44:

For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.

The ends cannot justify the means, because a “corrupt tree” cannot bring forth “good fruit.” This actually made its way into legalese as an extention of the exclusionary rule, there is the Fruit of the poisonous tree or derivative evidence rule, which says that evidence gathered by illegal means, or discovered as a result of illegal conduct cannot be used. [Another reason for the courts to reject the recent Stalinist GULag Act.]

The Amish are good example of how Christians are supposed to act. As Jill notes they don’t just talk about being Christians, they act like Christians.

You don’t have to go that far to be a Christian. One of my favorite Christians is Billy Don Moyers, an ordained minister who lectured on Christian ethics at Baylor University [you can’t get more Baptist than Baylor] for a short time and then pursued his other calling, journalism. Of course, he’s generally known as just Bill Moyers, but he demonstrates the concern for the poor and downtrodden that is central to Christian belief.

At this point you might think that I was going to write something about Republicans in Washington, but I don’t see any link between them and Christianity.