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Evil fruit

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. — KJV, Matthew 7:17

Plants can be very poisonous. Poison hemlock was used to kill in a painless way while monks hood aka wolfsbane was used to kill in a painful way.

Cowbane aka northen water hemlock has a yellowish liquid in its root that is very poisonous. A single bite of the root can be sufficient to cause death in a man and 230 gram of the root is sufficient to kill a horse.[1]

[12] Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

[13] Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

[14] Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

[15] Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

[16] Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

[17] Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

[18] A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

[19] Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

[20] Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

— KJV, Matthew 7:12-20

Notice that those who take the strait gate [13] have good fruit [12]. And the false prophets [15] have evil fruit [16-17].

Evil fruit thorns and thistles and good fruit figs and grapes [16].

Also notice that Jesus says that many take the broad way [13] indicating that the majority of professing Christians are evil fruit.

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. — KJV, Job 1:1

How should we then deal with evil fruit.

We should avoid it.

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. — KJV, Psalms 34:14

We should depart from evil.