Monday, August 25, 2008

False Converts

False Converts

Who was it that added Judas, and Ananias and Sapphire, and Simon Magus, and Demas to the church?

Who was it that stole forth by night and red tares among the wheat? That evil spirit is not dead, he is still busy enough in this department, and continually adds to the church each as are not saved.

His are the mixed multitude which infest the camp of Israel, and are the first to fall a lusting; his the Achane who bring a curse upon the tribes: his are those of whom Jude says, "certain men crept in unawares who were before of old ordained to this condemnation."

These adulterate the church , and by so doing, they weaken and defile it, and bring it much grief and dishonor.

Charles H. Spurgeon

1 comment:

steve martin said...

"His are the mixed multitude which infest the camp of Israel, and are the first to fall a lusting; his the Achane who bring a curse upon the tribes: his are those of whom Jude says, "certain men crept in unawares who were before of old ordained to this condemnation."

How true, indeed!

The trouble is that we cannot tell the wheat from the tares (they look identical).

But the Lord can, and he'll take care of the problem on the appointed Day.

Nice post, Wayne!

- Steve