In the parable of the Sower, Jesus said the seed which was sown was the Word of God (Luke 8:11). He talked about the kinds of soil (hearts) in which the seed could not function. Then he said the “good and honest heart” was where the Word of God would germinate and bear fruit (Luke 8:15).

The point has been made countless times that if the Word of God, without any trace of humanly-devised doctrine, is planted in good and honest hearts, it will produce the same thing that germinated and grew in the first century—Christians. In contrast, if any other kind of seed is sown (the doctrines of men), the resulting “plant” will be the offspring of worldly wisdom. Jesus said the Father will root up every such plant (Mat. 15:13).

Plants reproduce after their kind. Hence, it is impossible to sow worldly wisdom and reap a child of God—or to sow the pure Word of God and produce a denomination whose very foundation rests on the wisdom of men. To deny, pervert, twist, or ridicule what Jesus taught can only be described as unbelief (infidelity) of the rankest sort. Such a person is cursed by God—devoted to destruction (Gal. 1:6-9).

Jesus was not lying in this parable. God’s Word (the gospel) is the power of God unto salvation (Rom. 1:16). We are born again into the Lord’s kingdom by that seed (1 Pet. 1:22-25; Col. 1:13-14). Anyone who denies this is a false teacher. Who will we believe—Christ or ignorant men?

Al Brown, Deceased

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