Matthew 7:17-19 states; “Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”
This principle is fixed in stone.
Interestingly, the ravenous wolves that Christ describes and warns us about are always with us. Wolves with a ravenous appetite exist in every generation. Their insatiable hunger for the flesh of warm-blooded mammals is never satisfied.
Throughout the course of history, evil minded men have preyed upon their fellow human beings, particularly those who are most vulnerable and can be easily deceived.
We should be ignorant of the nature of the wolf functioning around us in the church today, but we must have an understanding of his nature.
These wolves are intelligent, skilled in using fancy words, and at times can be very personable. However, they use these skills to deceive others.
They are self-centered, lack compassion, and manipulate others, always placing themselves and their needs first. These wolves can be charming, making a good initial impression. However, their relationships are shallow and seldom long lasting.
Ravenous wolves are impulsive. As a result, the outcome of their actions often leads to bad and even disastrous consequences, particularly for those who blindly follow them.
Romans 16:17-18, beseeches us; “Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. For such are slaves not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.”