We are saved by God when we give Him all our heart with sincerity and truth. Is that your faith? Or are you trying hard to be good enough, but …lacking one thing?
Scripture uses farmers terms. It calls true believers “wheat”, and fake believers “tares”. A tare is a plant that grows up with wheat, but is not true wheat.
Tares are like the piglet that suckles with the kitten’s mother cat. The piglet thinks he’s a kitten because he likes the milk. But he’s only a pig, not a cat. The same is true of folk who like the idea of being blessed by Christ, but never yield to Him.
The Apostle Paul warns Timothy, and us, about a great falling away from the true Gospel of Jesus during the End Times. We are in those times.
The local church is full of both (1) bible believing, born again believers and also (2) God-damned believers. Both the wheat and the tares are in the mix of those who identify with the Church. But one is not really of Christ. Which are you?
As wheat and the tare, there are the truly born again believers and there are “the so-called” brothers. Big difference. They will not spend eternity in the same house! 9 I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; 10 I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or […]