Recognize them by their fruit

Recognize them by their fruit...

12- (Matthew 7:15-20) :

“Watch out for false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are voracious wolves. You will recognize them by their fruit. Grapes are not gathered from thorns or figs from thistles, are they? In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree is not able to bear bad fruit, nor a bad tree to bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will recognize them by their fruit.”

No part of the Bible says that there is no prophet after Jesus. However, the following criterion is given in order to recognize the ones who claim prophethood:

“Recognize them by their fruit and identify the liar and truthful…”

If there had not been any prophets after Jesus, he could have given a short and decisive answer like this: “There will not be any prophets after me, He who claims prophethood after me, is definitely a liar.” So, the method of Jesus for identifying the liar and truthful prophet is a proof which is enough for the coming of a new prophet after Jesus.

The coming of a prophet after Jesus is also enough for the prophethood of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) because after Jesus, the fruitful result of the formation of the societies believing in Allah, relying on Allah, loving Allah and quitting idol worshipping was achieved only with the religion that was brought by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

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