"COUNTERFEIT CITIZENS OF THE PRE-DAVIDIC KINGDOM"

MATTHEW 13:24-30; 36-43

  1. THE NATURE OF THE PROBLEM: THE KINGDOM IN PROSPECT WILL INCLUDE COUNTERFEIT CITIZENS IN THIS DISPENSATION.
    1. These, In Many Respects, Would Be Indistinguishable From The Genuine Citizens.
    2. These Would Make Up The Majority Of The Broad Umbrella Of Christendom.
    3. These Are Spread Throughout The Earth
  2. THE INTERROGATIVE REGARDING THE PROBLEM: HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
    1. There Is No Failure On The Part Of The Sower Nor Is There Any Flaw In The Seed
      1. Our Tendency Is To Try To Adjust The Seed
      2. Our Resolve Should Be To Imitate The Example Of Paul
    2. There Is The Problem Of The Presence Of A Malignant Spirit
      1. Our Adversary Employs A Multifaceted Stratagem
      2. Our Adversary Employs People Who Are Thoroughly Described In The New Testament
  3. THE UNFOLDING OF THE PROBLEM: THE GENUINE AND THE SPURIOUS GROW UP SIMULTANEOUSLY.
    1. Exposure Occurs When The Genuine Element Bears Fruit
    2. Exposure Occurs When That Which The Devil Cannot Imitate Is Prevalent
  4. THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM: A CASE STUDY IN OPTIONS.
    1. The Servants' Proposal: "Shall We Gather Up The Tares?"
      1. The Inherent Danger
      2. The Historical Error
    2. The Lord's Counter Proposal: "Let Both Grow Together Until The Harvest"
      1. The Problem Will Never Ultimately Be Solved Until The Very End.
      2. The Lord Will Employ The Angels Of Heaven To Pull The Weeds
      3. The Counterfeit Will Be Consigned To Eternal Fire
      4. The Genuine Will Be Revealed In Glorious Beauty