Gathering The Tares

Gathering The Tares
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Some people have expressed surprise at the rapid growth of the various Left-Wing organizations: they are not able to understand how, in a nation with our history of freedom, justice and opportunity so many could be attracted to organizations which want to set up a Left-Wing totalitarianism. But to those who are familiar with their Bibles, this should cause no surprise at all, for it is the fulfilment of Bible prophecy. There are in the world two basic types of people: first, those to whom religion and the things of the Spirit have a deep appeal, and who deeply love liberty, and second, those who are materialist and power-hungry. These latter are quickly and strongly attracted to Socialism by its materialism and its concentration of tyrannical power in the hands of a few Commissars. The division between the two was foretold by Jesus Christ, Himself in Matthew 13:24-30, 36:43. “Another parable put He forth unto them, saying “The Kingdom of Heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up and brought forth fruit, there appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? From whence hath it tares? He said unto them, an enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said Nay: lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of the harvest I will say unto the reapers, Gather ye first the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.,*** Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house: and His disciples came unto Him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said unto them, ‘He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world; the good seed are the Children of the Kingdom; but the tares are the children of the Wicked One; the enemy that sowed them Is the Devil; the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end of this age. The Son of man shall send forth the angels, and- they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do Iniquity, and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth in the Kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”‘