“FRUITS” OF CORRUPTION

2012 ·

Why are ALL the “fruits” of the administration corrupted ?

(1445.2) 131:2.8 “. . .If you regard iniquity in your heart, the Lord will not hear you”

or this; can a “corrupt tree produce good fruit” ?

(1445.2) 131:2.8 “. . .If you do not well, it is because sin lies at the door; men reap the evil they plough and the sin they sow. Fret not yourself because of evildoers. If you regard iniquity in your heart, the Lord will not hear you; if you sin against God, you also wrong your own soul. God will bring every man’s work to judgment with every secret thing, whether it be good or evil. As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”

(1571.6) 140:3.19 “. . .By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit, but the corrupt tree bears evil fruit. A good tree cannot yield evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit. . .”

(1945.4) 180:2.1 Then Jesus stood up again and continued teaching his apostles: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. I am the vine, and you are the branches. And the Father requires of me only that you shall bear much fruit. The vine is pruned only to increase the fruitfulness of its branches. Every branch coming out of me which bears no fruit, the Father will take away. Every branch which bears fruit, the Father will cleanse that it may bear more fruit. Already are you clean through the word I have spoken, but you must continue to be clean. You must abide in me, and I in you; the branch will die if it is separated from the vine. As the branch cannot bear fruit except it abides in the vine, so NEITHER CAN YOU YIELD THE FRUITS OF LOVING SERVICE except you abide in me.

Maybe both ?