(Charles Orr)

Christian character is the same whether it is in Christians — or in Christ. The character of the Savior — is also the character of those in whom He dwells. Their nature is the same, and henceforth their character and behavior are the same. This is what is meant when it is said: "We should walk — even as He walked."

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man abides in Me and I in him — he will bear much fruit." John 15:5

Christ is the vine; Christians are the branches. The vine and the branches are of the same nature. The branches retain life by abiding in the vine. Those who abide in Christ — walk (or live) even as Christ walked (or lived). That is, the vine and the branches bear the same kind of fruit! This is the teaching of true Christianity.

Anything bearing fruit contrary to Gospel truth, or Christ's example — is not Christianity — but is devilanity! "You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father will you do;" or sinful fruit you will bear.