Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Excuse my language (though in truth this choice of wording is even in the KJV) but religion is not some kind of urinating contest
We do not compete for fruits, neither do we over analyze the search for the fruits of others, its as Jesus Christ told us, better to be concerned with the beams in our own eyes and the quality of our own fruits. That being said, what we in Orthodox do traditionally to feel out a parish or communion or priest or jurisdiction or any such demarcation is we examine how much fruit these put in ourselves.
For example, at my own parish I don't judge it to be Godly because of the necessarily obvious Godliness and piety of the other parishioners. Further I don't judge their level of commitment to charity or kind-hearted giving as a criteria for "fruits of God" and sincere legitimacy. Sure, these things help and go a long way, but these are not why we go Orthodox. Secular organizations and vitriolic atheists even produce these sames kinds of "fruits" in altruistic giving and charitable efforts. Rather in the Orthodox, we examine how much spiritual fruit being at a parish or with a group or under a particular clergy produced within ourselves and our own individual or family efforts. If the Church has us producing Fruits, then it is good enough, and surely also others will be bountiful in such fertile grounds planted beside ourselves.
Yes, the Apostle James explained that "a ritual clean and undefiled with God the Father is this: to be visiting the bereaved and widowed in their affliction" however without inward spiritual fruits produced in the Grace of God, how can ones be in any way able to assist others in need? So first things first, we must be in Churches which clean out our inner glass and produce in ourselves inner fruits of God that we might further blossom outwards in good works and repentance. This is Faith and Works operating together, the Faith is within the Church, and the works are a natural reflex action of those who of any denomination or jurisdiction produce deep within themselves the good spiritual fruits of the Spirit.
I have seen good charitable fruits in a lot of places, and I also admire and respect a lot of Protestants for their charitable efforts, but this alone is not Godliness. Further, note that while many criticize (and rightfully so) many of the controversies within the Catholic Church or even the Orthodox, the Catholic Church is the world's single largest source of charity through food assistance, education, and hospitals across America and across the world, so by a shallower definition of "fruits" I dare say they qualify. Of course, I think many Catholics here would agree that the spiritual fruits and healings within their own lives are why they are Catholic, and those charities are just the fringe benefits of being in a fruitful communion.
habte selassieDespite your best attempt to warn us and inform us of how your wording is exactly as found in the KJV, you weren't quoting the KJV. The wording you chose was therefore inappropriately vulgar for the Public Forum, so it has been replaced by something more genteel.