Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. – Matthew 13:5-6
The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. – Matthew 13:20-21
We see this person a lot spoken about by Jesus and his follows all over the bible. We also see the church using this as an example of a christian losing their salvation. Let’s take a deep look into this.
I can’t say that I’ve seen many people receive the word of God in a heart beat. Only them little kids who go to sunday school at the church I attend. Almost every sunday, always a little kid getting baptized. I don’t understand why. How can a kid be sorry for sin? Repentance come’s after sorrow (2 Cor. 7:10). Churches need to be teaching kids the word of God, than trying to bring them to God. I was one of them kids 7 years old, came to christ. Didn’t know what the bible even was. By 7th grade I open bible, I knew it was the Word of GOD, but when I say Jesus was coming back. The First passage I read was about his coming. I open that bible up in Genesis and started reading. I had no idea how powerful the word of God was, it stay in my heart, unlike other books. I read the NT, after that church Pastor preached sermon, I gave my life to Christ 100% and now here is this ministry that you see me preaching the word.
I had that Root, I didn’t come up fastly. Age 7, wasn’t until age 16 that I was totally willing to Follow Jesus, but it was so. We need to be fast to what?
As the church, the body of Christ, we need to teach the bible daily, not “sunday-daily”. This reason is why I teach online. I would love to have a church, but no donation’s come in for me to do say. You mom’s and dad’s need to seat down with your kids open bible and read it to them, and have then read it to, start in New Testament.
Growing up, it was a desire to be persecuted. When I first read Matthew 5:11. I see it as a great honor to be persecuted. God fulfilled that desire after I came to christ. My own family turn their hands against me, they were like snakes trying to bite me. Few time’s I’ve had to sleep at the park, it was so bad, even my church went up against me. I was scared that I was living my last day’s on earth. That was crazy. But in time of trouble or persecution, we are called to stand firm. I did it living in USA, you can do it to. Have to think about what is to come and not what has come. Also, Jesus is for more better than this world.
To sum it up. It’s easy said. We need to help our brother and sister, those who are in christ, not to fall away. That pastor that went up against me with my family, he later found out that my step dad worship’s demonic spirits, the pastor then started praying for me and not going up against me. My point in saying that, don’t be fooled/tricked. If you see a right with God person being persecuted by anyone, then help them. It’s your job as the church to HELP them, Help THEM STAND.
To end this, why should we help them? because those who fall away lose their salvation. They lose what they think they had, but never had. There is a verse to back this up, in Luke 12:45-48…
45 But suppose the servant says to himself, ‘My master is taking a long time in coming,’ and he then begins to beat the other servants, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk. 46 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.
47 “The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows. 48 But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.