Not all fish are good fish, not all fish are edible. Jesus Christ likened the kingdom of Heaven to fishing. We read in Matthew 13: 47-50“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind; 48and when it was filled, they drew it up on the beach; and they sat down and gathered the GOOD FISH into containers, but the bad they threw away. 49“So it will be at the end of the age; the angels will come forth and take out the WICKED from among the RIGHTEOUS, 50and will THROW THEM INTO THE FURNACE OF FIRE; IN THAT PLACE THERE WILL BE WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH.”
Not everyone who hears the gospel of Jesus Christ and says a sinners prayer, does become a child of God. Not all are good fish. Only those who REPENT and OBEY Jesus, who FOLLOW Him, who LIVE RIGHTEOUSLY and HOLY, they are the good fish. Many people are bad fish and they believe that they are saved. They believe that because they have said the sinners prayer and they belong to some church, and they confess Jesus Christ and they know Bible verses and they recite Bible verses, they think that they are saved, they think that they are GOOD FISH.
A tree is known by it’s fruit. We cannot fool Jesus. Either we are GOOD FISH and we are “edible” or we are good trees and we produce good fruit, we live righteously and holy and OBEDIENT TO JESUS or we are BAD FISH. Are we good fish or bad fish? Our works will show. We cannot earn salvation by being good, by doing good works but the WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH, THE SOUL THAT SINS WILL DIE. If we sin we will perish. Are we good fish or bad?
May Jesus bless you.