Many Christian believers were never Born Again. Some were Born Again, but they never started following Jesus. Others spiritually died. Only those who follow Jesus until the end will be saved.
Jesus told this parable:” “Behold, the sower went out to sow; 4and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up. 5“Others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil. 6“But when the sun had risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7“Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out. 8“And others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty. 9“He who has ears, let him hear.”Matthew 13:3-8.
Then Jesus explained the meaning of the parable:“When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road. 20“The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away. 22“And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 23“And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.”Matthew 13:19-23.
Many hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and do not understand it. Here I have to say that many also hear a false gospel, that is not the
gospel of the kingdom. The true gospel is the words of Jesus as recorded in the gospels; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. In short, Jesus says:” FOLLOW ME, Repent, turn from your evil ways, stop sinning, ACCEPT and OBEY My teachings, be baptized in water, seek me with all your heart and I will reveal Myself to you. I will teach and guide you and give you eternal life if you stay with Me until the end.”.
Many do not understand this message, they are fooled into believing the false Grace Gospel, Once Saved Always Saved and other false gospels.
Others hear the true gospel but they are not willing to pay the price of following Jesus. When persecution and rejection comes they fall away.
Others go after wealth and the pleasures of the world and they are UNFRUITFUL. They are the typical Church Christian, outwardly very religious and proper but they are fruitless. They do not produce fruit for the kingdom of God. They are also the fruitless branches, with beautiful leaves, but no fruit, that get cut off and burned.
It is only those who bear fruit for the kingdom of God that are acceptable to Jesus, those who multiply. They become followers, disciples of Jesus, and they make other followers of Jesus, through their testimony. They do not take them to church, they take them to Jesus. They are disciples and they make disciples, Seed that does not grow and multiply is useless.
If you are not Born Again, changed into the likeness of Jesus, a saint, that does not sin but follows Jesus and makes other followers, disciples of Jesus, then you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Are you truly Born Again, Following Jesus and making other followers of Jesus? Are you fruitful and multiplying?
May Jesus bless you.