Jesus often spoke in parables, some of which are still well-known to today’s secular culture, but these parables often carry a very direct and shocking message if taken at face value. Parables can also be difficult to interpret due to the heavy use of imagery and symbolism – however, there are a few occasions where Jesus uses a parable and then explains the meaning for the audience. One such occasion is the parable of the wheat and the tares – a very simple message with a crystal clear but disturbing message.
Danny recently preached a sermon on this passage which was intended at an outreach service – feel free to listen below if interested:
We often agonise about the name of our website – The Truth of Judgment Day. The reality is that is not an appealing name. It won’t attract an internet surfer looking for a light read and it won’t generate a huge number of ‘likes’ and ‘shares’. Therefore, is it fair to suggest it is an unfortunate choice. Why not something more likely to attract a positive response? Why not start with something that sounds a little more enticing as opposed to a name that sounds like a threat? We have often wrestled with this.
One of the biggest questions for us is the motivation of the site. We are not here to be hugely popular and we wouldn’t have the time to continually interact within cyberspace in the way a more visited site would need to. We also do not profess to be marketing or website experts who are skilled in navigating our way through SEO and other related website management specialities.
Our focus is simply the truth claims within Scripture, most notably articulated by Jesus Christ that affect us all the most. The most serious of these must be the prospect of a coming day of judgment that will affect EVERYONE. Therefore, we hope to lovingly, but truthfully, point people to Jesus Christ who spoke of a coming day of judgment repeatedly – the parable of the wheat and the tares is one such example.
Our only prayer is that Jesus will be glorified and souls will be saved…
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”(John 3:3 NIV)