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?
Jesus gave us the parable of the Wheat and the Tare. There are unrepentant “tares” all around us at church. That is what Jesus Himself taught.
“Christ offers us His “iron-clad” humongous type of salvation”… or, on the flip-side, this article could be titled… “The limits of what God will do for sinners”.
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.
Being faithful to Jesus – that is what we want, right? Being faithful – when the Rapture happens? (I really want to go on that ride!) I live for Jesus, and that is why I live with confidence. How ’bout you? Accepting Jesus- plus some other is totally rejected by Jesus. That “other gospel” faith is the road that leads to the other place, not to God’s Home Heaven.
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?
What does it mean to “fight the good fight”? What fight are we in, as believers? Of course, if we are not truly following Christ, then it doesn’t change things one way or the other – whether we fight the good fight or not. But, for those who follow Christ sincerely, it is incumbent upon us to fight, as 1 Timothy 1:18-19 shows us.
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 […]