The Punishment of the Imposters

October 21, 2011 

Christians have gotten a bad rap in many circles.  The term ‘one bad apple spoils the whole bunch’ is not true in this case, but it can certainly spoil the reputation.  I’ve met many people who said that the Christians they knew were critical and judgmental.  And that the churches they had been too just expected you to live a certain way, which they could not, therefore they were rejected and ostracized. 

 

So those people wanted nothing to do with Christianity and its narrow-mindedness towards others.  Convincing them that Christ meant for it to be differently was a difficult task.  They wanted nothing to do with people like that.

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Wednesday Word Study – Tares

 October 19, 2011

 Tares 

 

Transliteration: zizanion
Phonetic Spelling:
(dziz-an’-ee-on)
Definition: spurious wheat, darnel; a plant that grows in Palestine which resembles wheat in many ways but is worthless.  2215 zizánion (plural, tares/zizania) – a tare (darnel); (figuratively) a pseudo-believer (false Christian); a fruitless person living without faith from God and therefore is “all show and no go!”

On our Monday Meditation this week we read the scripture Matthew 13:30:

 

Matthew 13:30

Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.

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Monday Meditations – Matthew 13:30

October 17, 2011

Today’s Meditation Verse

 

Matthew 13:30

Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.

 

Justice is something we all want and seek.  But many times we are left wondering why doesn’t God do something sooner?  Why does He wait to deal with those who are in the enemy’s camp?  Why does He allow them to kill, steal and destroy?  Because there is a divine appointed time to administer justice.

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