Churches Are Filled With Tares
by David J. Stewart | February 2017
Matthew 13:24-30, “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. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 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.
Boy, this parable practically gives the address of the ungodly Monsanto corporation!!! Monsanto's corruptible seed mix with honest farmer's incorruptible seed, and the bad seed contaminates the good seed. This is exactly what the enemy, the Devil, has done to churches, introducing hundreds of corrupted Bible revisions.
All across the world, especially in America today, our churches are sick. Tares have always been in the churches, today more than ever. A “tare” is a weed. A “tare” Biblically is a person who looks, talks, acts, lives and is thought to be a Christian, but on the inside he has not been born-again. A tare is not a backslidden believer. A tare is not a beer-drinking believer. A tare is not a worldly believer. A tare is not a believer who refuses to go to church. A tare is not a bad person. A tare may be on the deacon board. A tare may sing in the choir. Nobody knows that the tare is not wheat. You cannot tell the difference, because they look so much alike. A tare is not saved!!! A tare is still hellbound in sins because of unbelief. A tare is religious, but not born-again. A tare lives the Christian life, but is not born-again. The churches are filled with tares today!!! We are now living in the end times of Bible prophecy. Look how the world has changed over the past 100 years. It is mind boggling. Let me ask you a question friend, are you wheat, or are you a tare?
The Bible teaches us that the wheat and the tares are sown together. The saved and unsaved sit side-by-side in church. How do some people join a church, and go along with the entire church program, and still end up unsaved? It happens very easily. Oftentimes a person simply joins a church, but nobody has ever dealt with them concerning their salvation. Perhaps they initially filled out a visitors card, and somebody asked them to join the church, but no one ever took a King James Bibles to show them the Gospel. No one ever showed them how to become a child of God. Satan's greatest work is to place religious people into the churches, without ever being born-again. My friend, there are even preachers who preach sermons, but they HAVE NEVER BEEN BORN-AGAIN!!! Have you been born-again? I didn't ask you if you've been water baptized? That won't help you get your sins forgiven. I didn't ask you if you are a member of a church. I didn't ask you if you keep sacraments. I ask you again... HAVE YOU BEEN BORN-AGAIN???
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Even if I had been a faithful member of a church for 50 years, and didn't know that I was saved, I'd 10,000 times rather be embarrassed here on earth, then to spend eternity burning in the fires of Hell. DO YOU KNOW IF YOU DIED RIGHT NOW, THAT YOU ARE SAVED? ARE YOU BORN-AGAIN??? You cannot go to Heaven unless you are born-again. There will be no second chances once you breathe your last breath and die. The human heart on average, even little babies, beats 100,000 times each day!!! Wow! The human heart pumps enough blood in an average lifetime to fill two full-sized railroad tankers! GOD IS INCREDIBLY AMAZING!!! Life is a gift from God. Ecclesiastes 12:13 sums up everyone's life, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Do you fear the judgment of God? Have you obeyed the Gospel?
In the day when the tares are separated from the wheat, it won't matter if you were a preacher or a layman. It won't matter if you wrote in Greek and Hebrew, or were illiterate. It won't matter if you owned the building, or swept it out. It won't matter if you were a deacon, or simply sat in a pew every Sunday. It won't matter if you never missed a church service, or if you stayed home and didn't go to church at all. The only thing that will matter is if your name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life. Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again. Because of today's hundreds of perverted, modern, English, Bible revisions; which all diminish, water-down, and contaminate the Word of God; fewer people are getting born-again because Satan has obscured the clarity of the Gospel. The average church today uses multiple Bible versions and doesn't care about the purity of God's Word. Consequently, they also tolerate multiple variations of God's plan of salvation, obscuring what it means to be saved. Hardly anyone in the churches today believe in the need to be born-again.
For example: There's an independent Baptist church down the street from me. They have a big religious school with 1,000 students. They have a college. They have 700 people on big days in their church. Their church offering takes in almost a million dollars each year. This doesn't include the millions of dollars from the schools. Unfortunately, they officially use two different Bible versions: the corrupted Alexandrian, Egypt, text (Easy-To-Read Version); and also the reliable Textus Receptus (King James Bible) from Antioch, Syria. These two ancient manuscripts drastically contradict each other. Literally, the church has two Bibles! On any given Sunday, dozens of different Bible versions are used by the congregation. They pastor encourages people to search through the multiple, different, versions of the Bible. How wicked! How sad! How tragic! The man with two watches never really knows what time it is, and the man with two Bibles never really knows what the Word of God is!!!
Please listen to me. Tares pray each night to God. Tares testify before others about Jesus. Tares have family alter. Tares tithe faithfully. Tares love their pastor and church. Tares and wheat do everything together, exactly alike. Tares teach in a Sunday School class, just like wheat. Tares sit in the same church department with the wheat. The thorny weed sits right alongside the blade of wheat. Tares regularly attend church. Tares are usually good people in the church. Tares sing like wheat. The Bible says that only the angels know who are really wheat. The angels know who the tares are. The enemy, Satan, sows the tares amongst the wheat. The Lord forbade the field workers from uprooting the tares, because it is impossible to distinguish between the tares and the wheat. My friend, if you don't KNOW that you are born-again, then GET BORN-AGAIN!!!
of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”