What is a Tare?
In the Gospels our Lord was clear that His House, His church would be infiltrated by counterfeit believers. Matthew 13: Believers sown & reaped by the wicked from "bad seed/ground". He said repeatedly to let both those sown of good seed on good ground and those sown of bad seed on bad ground grow together until His Harvest at the end of the world.
30 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.
Our Lord also warns us that these counterfeit believers in His House will suffer greater torment in the Lake of Fire. He explains that they knew intellectually His Will but because their hearts were still full of darkness, they would not follow Him or His Will. They would merely be religious hypocrites just like all the lost religions of the world. They would be "Christ naming hypocrites" as He explains in Matthew 7. They think they knew the Lord being sown and born of bad seed on bad ground but the Lord will say "I never knew you".
48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
In the Epistles our Lord warns us again that in a Great House there are not only true believers but weeds sown into His House by Satan.
In 2 Timothy chapter 2, our Lord through Paul demonstrates the difference between our Lord's sheep and the goats that surround them in all local churches.
Do you follow Jesus in words and deeds in your heart? Or do you follow your pastor or minister's religious instruction? Are you actively and purposely relying on the Word and Holy Spirit to conform into the Image of our Lord Jesus Christ OR are you following the new laws of your Christ in name only religious sect?
Please pay attention, if what you just read above has you disturbed in your spirit, keep reading: there is still time to believe unto His Righteousness:
After the Lord Jesus Christ's Resurrection and Just before His Ascension to Heaven, He gave these instructions to His Apostles and Disciples which began this final age.
Based on our Lord's teaching and only His teachings throughout the New Testament, the definition of a tare is an intellectual "believer" in outward appearance to us but whose belief stops in their heads as He demonstrated above. You see, their hearts were not "good ground" so God's Good Seed could take NO ROOT. Satan has propagated the practice of abbreviating God's Words, plucking them out of God's Context and perverting them into bad seed in the minds of those whose hearts were not nearly plowed enough by the Good Seed of the Word of God in HIS INTENDED CONTEXT. In essence their "born again" experience is nothing more then intellectual brainwashing. I explain this thoroughly a little later in this article.
Read our Lord's instructions above and note the three parts of it. A tare (or weed) is anyone who claims Christ as Savior but has no desire to continue in Him. In other words to follow Him. Regardless of church attendance, tithing and all the other letters of the new law they follow. Until one wants to crucify their life down here as Christ said and did, THEY ARE NONE OF HIS.
When asked, the typical fake believer will present the following two verses plucked out of context from the Book of I Corinthians, chapter 15 as the Gospel of Jesus Christ: 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
Unfortunately they have been brainwashed by the repetition of these two verses from every "christian" they have encountered since they "fake believed" and continued to "keep all the cares of this temporary life".
As with every Book of the New Testament the true Gospel message which Christ commanded us to teach is lost in the mental ascent to the historical facts of these two verses above. Please continue reading Chapter 15 of I Corinthians and note the true belief and transformation of Paul which God uses him to describe:
There is only one passage of Scripture contained within God's entire Word which describes the New Birth or regeneration of the Holy Spirit:
IT IS NOT A PRAYER, IT IS NOT GOING FORWARD IN A "CHURCH" building, IT IS NOT BAPTISM, IT is NOT empty reassurances from others. There is no "born-again ON date" based on a prayer or profession in Scripture. The new birth is only witnessed by the Holy Spirit of God and He bears witness with the true believer.
The false "gospel" presumption most make is that teaching others the basic mechanics of the Death, Burial and Resurrection of our Lord makes them "saved" instantly and immediately without any subsequent transformation of the Holy Spirit. The second and third parts of Christ's 3-part Great Commission are ignored in part or entirely. Our Lord intended nothing of the sort and this false, cheap perversion of our Lord's teaching creates nothing more than intellectual believers (tares-defined as weeds), never disciples.
This apostasy turns the Good Seed of God's Word into bad seed. Good Seed creates wheat, bad seed creates weeds.
Scriptural faith causes the desire and enables one to abandon their faith in themselves, the world, their job and all that is temporary down here and follow Christ the rest of their physical lives. Only that kind of faith truly comes from the Holy Spirit and transforms a believer resulting in conformance into Christ's Image and ending here in salvation. The vast majority of "believers" now are weeds only and will not see salvation at the end of their days here. They have been sold satan's lie of a "get out of hell" in exchange for simply the intellectual acceptance of His death, burial and resurrection. Our Lord Himself never even hinted at this absurd distortion of His Truth. Quite the contrary, Jesus contradicted any notion that salvation would be easy in this temporary life for any of His true disciples. As do the Epistles if taken in context but they rarely are.
Most who firmly believe they are saved were intellectually & repetitiously brainwashed into believing it by men and not the Holy Spirit. Nowhere in Contextual Scripture does God say even one time that a profession of belief results in instantaneous, everlasting life. Men declare each other saved these days but it is all by satan's careful design. Where did this ever happen in Scripture? Only Jesus ever made such declarations. His Apostles never gave those assurances. Not like Jesus did.
Why? because the Apostles could never see their hearts.
How does one get true and saving faith?
This is not a question of works to be saved, nor a question of Whether Jesus PAID IT ALL at Calvary, BECAUSE HE DID. The problem in these last days is that there is a 99.9% probability that none of that APPLIES TO YOU!!!
Jesus made it quite clear that tares are in local assemblies, always have been since His day and their numbers have grown exponentially since His earthly ministry by false "christs" OR specifically: the false teachings of Christ.
There are 3 types of weeds always present in wheat fields in and around Lebanon. All three upon quick visual inspection resemble the wheat but when you come close and truly examine, you can see the differences. Those farmers also allow them to grow with the wheat, until harvest that is..... Is it merely coincidental that our Lord provided 3 examples of "believers" whose hearts were bad ground to one believer whose heart was good ground where His Good Seed takes root?
Now the fruit of the Spirit is the only evidence of true regeneration (wheat) according to Our Lord. Passages of Scripture that seem to indicate those who believe can later be lost again if they turn from Jesus refer only to tares and never to those who are regenerated, indwelt and sealed until the day of redemption.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit (IOWs: stop pretending)
You see the fruit of the Spirit is the only goal in life that a person indwelt by the Spirit will want without chastisement:
Hebrews 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
Has it ever dawned on you that you are missing something? Have you have been told hundreds, even thousands of times by others through sermon, merchandise and counsel that you are born again by the Spirit of God because you said a prayer? Have you ever had doubts requiring reassurances from others? Is your "faith" built on the solid Rock of Christ's direct Teachings or has it been built on the plucked out and isolated passages from the Church Epistles never revealing the contexts of those passages?
Do the teachings of our Lord frustrate or confuse you? Does conformance into Christ's Image offend you? You know, turning the other cheek, purposely not resisting evil, praying for your enemies, never returning railing for railing but contrariwise, blessing, giving to all who ask, expecting nothing in return? Do you hide behind the scenario of protecting your family to justify your natural man in the taking up of arms (sword)?
Do you understand the Words of our Lord when He said ALL who take up the sword WILL PERISH with the sword? Does your hireling teach that the swords our Lord mentioned in Luke 22:38 were only to ensure their arrests as armed insurrectionists and NEVER to be used against another? Or does he contradict Christ's teaching and claim that we should resist evil with sword (gun)?
Are you under the false impression from your blind guide, hireling (pastor) that the results of saving faith are different for this age than during Christ's Ministry? Does your hireling teach conformance into Christ's Image or does he substitute the transforming Power the Spirit with new laws to follow? Are you totally unaware that all the Epistles and Revelation rephrase, reiterate and reinforce Christ's specific teachings throughout the Gospels?
Ask yourself this: If I am not following Christ's example in word and deed than whose example am I following? Pauls? Did Paul die for you? Do you know what Spirit you are of? Do you have the Spirit of Christ, conforming into His Image or do you have the spirit of error? If any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is NONE OF HIS!
Most falling-away from the true faith of the Gospel claim that the fruit of the Spirit is a "works-based" salvation. They claim a powerless and non-transforming false "christ" and "gospel" as God's Grace. However, God says those are unlearned and unstable leading to their own destruction and the destruction of those they poison with this error of the wicked.
2 Peter 3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
The meat of the Word within the Pauline Epistles is contained in their contexts which mirror of Lord's direct teachings in the Gospels. However, the weed gainsayers and their proselytes pluck out and isolate passages from their contexts to justify the works of the flesh in them that supposedly "believe" but routinely practice or defend the works of the flesh AND NOT the works of the Spirit.
Christ's definition of a tare or weed is one who claims to "believe" but their "belief" is only skin deep because they are offended at the prospect of being crucified with Christ, suffering shame for His Name. Do you vehemently claim eternal life through Christ's sacrifice but reject the idea that belief results in your own sacrifice (conformance into His Image)?
God did not put Galatians, chapter 5 and so many similar passages in His Word to confuse true believers. He put these passages in His Word to show us how we can know we are His. Not from shallow verbal reassurances of which there is not a single example in Scripture demonstrating these reassurances.
Tares are here, they always have been and they have always been in every local assembly. Jesus clearly says it as noted above. It makes Scriptural sense that the Church Epistles were written with instructions to deal with them. Repentance or expulsion is the purpose of discipline and all truly born of the Spirit will repent so execution of discipline cannot be directed toward the wheat.
Warnings are given throughout the Epistles to tares to "make sure they are in the faith" and to "work out their own salvation with fear and trembling" and "make their calling and election sure". These were not written for the regenerated. Check each context and you will see similar lists of those deluded and those truly saved. The regenerated confess their sins to the Lord constantly, they would never need a prodding from men through church disciple.
There are more tares in local assemblies than born again believers. The Epistles were written to deal with tares just as much as the wheat.
Someone truly born again can and will "take" Scriptural rebuke and repent (whether successful the first time or even the 100th time is irrelevant). Those given over to satan for the destruction of the flesh does not mean they were saved, it says "that the spirit MAY be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus" but THROW THEM OUT OF THE CHURCH. In every church "discipline" example of the NT I can see nowhere where the Lord distinguishes that these are truly saved people. In the local church, sure; but saved?? Our Lord makes it crystal clear that all churches are infiltrated by tares 3:1. Let both wheat and tare grow together until harvest. Matthew 13 is all about tares from the parable of the sower to the mustard seed, leaven and the tares, parable after parable all dealing with tares among the wheat and all parables expound upon the parable of the sower. It is clear as day that the first three "grounds" are lost BUT IN THE local church.
Matthew 18 contains the parable of the unforgiving debtor. Please consider that this debtor happily accepted forgiveness without a resulting change in his own actions. This is simply another example of unregenerate "belief" prevalent in all sects since our Lord's time on earth.
Please notice in our Lord's Gospels that whenever He discussed His Gospel He never one time made it an easy-believe proposition. Only last days "christians" say anything like that. Our Lord's version of true belief in every instance had life changing action directly tied to this belief. And most notably, in every instance our Lord made it clear up front what it would cost us to believe unto righteousness. He made no bones about it.
During our Lords' Ministry on earth, many gave lip and eye service to His Gospel Message and when they began to count the costs of following Christ and looking back at the world, they STOPPED following Him.
John 6: 62What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
Please note that nowhere in the context of Scripture does anyone attempt to cheapen Christ's message when the cost-counters turned back to the world.
UNFORTUNATELY the only "gospel" message available from any preacher, pastor, minister in these last days ALREADY counts the costs of belief for you. It is not the Biblical Gospel.
Off with the old and on with the new.
We have gone so long living and teaching the lie that we are to avoid only "established" sin in this world that we have created generations of tares with mental do and don't checklists. Remember, the religious lost attempt to avoid what the world calls sin but they love the world itself with it trappings and money and prestige and ambitions and goals and sports and entertainments. This sounds exactly like the typical fundamental Baptist or conservative protestant church member throughout the world.
Lukewarm Christians are tares (religious lost). They know all the basics of the Gospel and the sin do's and don'ts after "salvation". But understand nothing of losing their self interests in this present world, picking up their cross (dying to self) and following Him. Problem is they only know what they know in their heads and not in their hearts. They surround us in NT churches.
if the typical "Christ" claiming preacher preached the sermon on the Mount every Sunday morning, night and Wednesday would there be anyone left in the pews after a month? It all boils down to Matt 7:24-27: Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
If any preacher in any assembly would preach the Sermon on the Mount in detail with illustrations it would run the tares and most of the tithes right out of that building....guaranteed. Our Lord knew that in the last days there would be only the mammon diluted, counterfeit "gospel". He said, When I come, will I find faith on the earth?
The reason is the repackaging of the Gospel message to make it more palatable for the flesh, we count the costs for them just so they will acknowledge some kind of belief (like the foolish sowers we are):
Luke 14: 26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
An unregenerate gospel is a cost-counting one. If one believes regardless of the costs, they are Scripturally saved. The tares love the cost counting "gospel" it is right up their ally. Remember the Sower and his four believing souls. They all believed in some form but only one with ploughed soil (good ground in their heart).
-Tares add religion in Christ's Name to their lives.....
-Wheat desire to replace their whole life on earth with following Christ.
Which are we? Does anyone ask themselves this? Or do you honestly think salvation results in part time religion like the world? This is absolutely what our Lord meant when He said, be ye doers of the Word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. If any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. The Spirit of God bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.
Tares (just like the religious lost) focus on the outward symptoms of sin but never on the root sin that causes the symptoms. They create new laws to stop the outward display of the symptoms bypassing any mention of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians, chapter 5.
Wheat desire only to be like Jesus. If we walk in the Spirit, we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
The Sermon on the Mount addresses the state of the heart which harbors iniquity: pride, lust, envy. The truly born-again considers the state of their heart to God and never the state of their appearance to men. The true believer wants nothing more in this life than to lose theirs by following Christ.
Saddest part is that this cost counting false gospel is the only one mentioned in these last days.
Last days apostasy abounds and falsely claims:
If you say you believe 4 or 5 plucked out of context Romans' passages and acknowledge that Jesus Christ died, was buried and rose again, then you are instantly declared "born again" by men, no matter what state your heart is in or how many doubts you may have. Then comes the continuous stream of human reassurances. Your "discipleship" is a set of new laws of do's and don't s to live by indicating "growth" to other tares. All along totally ignoring Christ's Gospel and His great commission completely, replacing conformance into His Image with religious brainwashing.
This fake "gospel" replaced Christ's transforming one slowly over a century ago and has become the only gospel presented in all nicolaitan circles. It counts the costs of true belief in Christ as He taught and was designed by satan to ensure that these "believers" keep "all the cares of the life" and still count themselves as Christ's disciples. It is a powerless mockery of Christ's Teachings.
All of the Epistles reiterate this repeatedly. Every seeming "just say you believe" passage in context shows evidence and action due to this belief. The wolves pluck these passages out of their contexts to promote a false doctrine of salvation. They do this for numbers and revenue and elevation by men (In Other Words - Mammon) because they are tares themselves.
Had the forgiven debtor’s (Matt 18) heart changed, he would have followed his lord's lead and forgiven others. This is the point, the unforgiving debtor was a fraud. A fraud like most of Christianity is today.
Most say: just say you believe and you will be saved! ignoring all context of the passages they reference.
Jesus says if you truly believe in Me via My Words and My Spirit, then you will lose your self-esteem and your sense of self-worth in this life, pick up your cross and follow Me! This is the direct result of truly saving faith and the regeneration of the Holy Spirit.
Stop listening to these wolves in sheep's clothing who have built their houses (churches) on sand.
Go to our Real Gospel page and follow the instructions at the end to be sure you are His and not brainwashed by men!!
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