Wheat and Tares
If all agreed that Jesus meant what he said on this matter, the religious world would change towards His Image overnight!
“‘Both the tares and the wheat grow in the field, which is the world’ (Matt. 13:38). Some have wrongly interpreted the field, saying that it is the church. According to this interpretation, in the church there are both false ones and real ones. But the Lord Jesus says clearly in verse 38 that the field is the world. The wheat and the tares are allowed to grow together in the world, not in the church. This means that the false believers and the true ones live together in the world. The church is not to tolerate the false believers, but both the false and the true are allowed to grow together in the world. In the world there are both true and false believers, but this must not be so in the church.”