Today’s scripture(s) verse:
The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age.
See parable of the tares in Matthew. 13:24-30.One of the most dangerous characteristics of a tare is that, at least for a while in the early stages, it is identical in appearance to a grain of wheat. So where would we go to find the tares? This may come as a shock, but probably we would not go to the liberal churches or the taverns. Instead we would look for tares in Bible-believing, evangelical, conservative, fundamental churches. Often Satan does plant his tares among the wheat of God’s fundamental churches. They speak the same language, sing the same songs, and are familiar with the same theology. Yet they have never been born again – not because they do not know the plan of salvation, but because they are of Satan, so, who are the real tares? Someday the question will be asked, “Will the real tares please stand up.” And, of course, the Lord Jesus then, during the harvest, will weed them out from the wheat (the believers).