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To: JLLH

Very true. The only believer in that parable is the one where the seed is accepted and understood and it produces fruit.

What I find interesting is that parable shows that the fruit or works from the seed come AFTER accepting the seed. Those with a works based idea of salvation, seem to think they can do some kind of works to produce the seed or earn the seed. Nothing like that is in that parable.

The parable also goes hand in hand with the book of John which talks about Jesus as the Word. (The seed in the parable is the Word or Jesus.)


9 posted on 02/07/2010 9:05:29 PM PST by ScubieNuc
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To: ScubieNuc

You are right on the mark. And your point is excellent. It’s a tough parable, to be sure - and can strike fear in the hearts of the saved if they misinterpret it. Thanks be to God there is nothing we can do to earn - and thereby to lose - our salvation!! His love knows no bounds and I am awed by His goodness to me. Thanks for the post.


10 posted on 02/07/2010 9:12:57 PM PST by JLLH
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