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Man's experiences of salvation, both the first experience (initial salvation) and the second experience (entire sanctification) are for the most part individual and personal. The manifestations of these personal experiences, however, are seen in one's conduct in relation to other people. Thus, it is through conduct that the reality of the personal experience is seen and known by others. Jesus affirmed this fact when he said: By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but the corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Therefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Koth, Kenneth K., "A Study of the Relation of Christian Conduct to Christian Experience in the Light of Biblical Truth and Selected Biographical and Autobiographical Data" (1950). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 307.