TARES AMONG THE WHEAT
“Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
—Matthew 13:24-25, 28-30, 42
The American Church is the epitome of confusion. Why does the reader believe this to be?
“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”
–1 Corinthians 14:33
So if God is not the author of confusion, how is it that the churches are full of it?
There’s really a very simple explanation.
The majority of people who sit in churches across the USA are not saved. This is one reason so many churches are so devoid of discernment. This is one reason that popular topics in the churches are atheists, satanists and homosexuals: because even apostates and the lost can tell these are not from God. No discernment is necessary.
These topics allow the lost to believe they can distinguish between good and evil. But discernment is not knowing good from evil–even the lost can tell good from evil. Discernment is being able to distinguish between good and almost good; between good and Satan’s counterfeit of good.
1 in 3 Americans (not 1 in 3 churchgoers; 1 in 3 Americans) claim they are “born again” believers despite all proof to the contrary. In 21st century America, a person can travel the wide road to destruction, all the while believing they are saved.
“Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
Where Jesus says “Few,” the wolves in the American pulpits proclaim: “Many!”
Where Jesus says “Forsake all,” Americans are comforted with tales of “God wants you to be rich.”
“So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.”
Again, tares are the problem–as Jesus warned they would be. The churches are filled with tares–especially in the pulpits. And among the teachers in the church. And in the “Christian mass media.”
But especially among the pew-sitters.
Among this vast number of lost souls, there is a significant number who are consciously working for the enemy but pretending to be Christians. Questioning doctrines, promoting the corrupting of the Word of God, spreading confusion, supporting the wolves in the pulpit (especially supporting the wolves in the pulpit. Many wolves would have been long gone in some venues if not for the support of infiltrators), using their lives as a testimony for sin, telling others it’s okay to disobey God–the list goes on.
Always eager to direct anyone threatening to blossom into a true believer to another deceiver. The webs of deception spun by the wolves, apostates and the tares are long, dark and deep.
Perhaps that is why there is so little talk of Jesus Christ?
The corruption has reached such a point that the churches are now ready for the man of sin.
When the subject of “Bible prophecy” comes up, so many of the lost want a chart, a timeline, a nice easy list to remember. It doesn’t matter if it lines up with the Bible or not. What they want to know: does it line up with what the popular culture says will happen in the end times?
That’s another job of the tares: to promote these non-biblical narratives among the lost in their congregations.
“Just give me something I can use! Just give me something I can remember!”
Here’s something easy to remember: the man of sin is coming and probably everyone with a chart, a timeline or one of those handy lists will be sitting in the man of sin’s whore church celebrating.
Count on it.
(Because it’s in the Bible.)
The pews and pulpits are full of tares. The churches are full of confusion. It’s taken Satan 2000 years, but he has counterfeited the Christian Church so that the visible church is rotten.
Rest assured: Jesus will always have the Body of Christ; the real Church; the remnant. We can be confident of that.
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
The reader may rightly ask: is there anything to be done?
To begin with, God’s Word is true. The Bible is not very encouraging about the state of the churches when Jesus comes back. We are seeing proof positive that God’s Word is true concerning the end times. The true believer is always preparing; always picking up his cross; always separating from the world and the things of the world.
So what’s the Bible say to do?
Share the gospel.
- Study God’s Word.
- Pray always.
- Pray to not be deceived.
- Love not your life unto death.
Don’t expect to “turn things around” or “take back your church” or any of the other unbiblical advice being promoted. God’s Word is clear: it doesn’t get better (until the return of Jesus), it only gets worse (for the true believer).
Prepare–and don’t count on the corporate church for any help.
Sadly, the American churches have become little more than a mission field: a fertile field in which to preach the gospel and win lost souls to Jesus Christ.
In the times in which we live, it’s the remnant which will be preaching the gospel–and only the remnant.
The remnant will have to preach the gospel.
It’s for certain the tares won’t do it.
[Parts of this article originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 5, 2014.]
- Counterfeit Christians in the Church
- Do You Know if You are Going to Heaven?
- USA is a Christian Nation: It’s Like a Brand Name, Not a Description
- Going to Church: Celebrating Tradition, Rituals and Empty Worship
- The Coming LOVE Deception: End Times Preparation
- Apostate American Church: Waiting for the MAN OF SIN
- The Many Layers of End Times Deception: Deception in the Church
- American Apostasy: Disobedience in the House of God
- Chemical Christianity: Modern American Idol Worship
- Outsourcing Discernment: The Hegelian Dialectic and Discernment Inc
by Jeremiah J. Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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