We have all seen knock-offs of popular products, music, clothes, etc. Whenever something is successful, there are the inevitable imitations to follow.
Did you know that happens in the spiritual world too? Satan has his “knock-offs” or “genuine imitations” of real Christians out there. It’s one of his most clever strategies.
The very phrase “genuine imitation” is what we call an oxymoron. An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms.
But sadly, there are some people pretending to be Christians when they are not.
Wheat and Tares
Jesus told a parable about wheat and tares being planted together.
One, the wheat, was genuine. The other, the tare, was not.
How can we tell a real believer from a “fake” one? More importantly, are we real believers? We will learn more about that tonight at Harvest Orange County.
Bring someone with you who does not yet know the Lord.
For more info, go to http://www.harvest.org/oc/general-information/thursdays-with-greg-laurie.html.