I was thinking about the fruitless trees. And the Holy Spirit reminded me there was a scripture about such a thing. This was less than a week ago, but finally got around to looking at it.
6 ¶ He also spoke this parable: A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard. And he came and sought fruit on it, and found none.
7 And he said to the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and find none. Cut it down, why does it encumber the ground?
8 And answering, he said to him, Lord, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and throw manure.
9 And if it bears fruit, well ; and if not, then after that you shall cut it down.
These believers need to have there roots fertilized. They need to build a foundation of their faith. They need the milk of the word. They will be given a short time after the rapture to bear fruit, but soon after all will be forced to take the mark, and any who do will lose their chance at salvation.
Sadly most churches today do not give even proper milk to the babes in Christ. The churches birth and birth kids but don’t raise them. How many churches teach the foundational principles of Christ. I guess 95% of the church can’t even list them!
1: repentance from dead works
2: faith toward God
3: doctrine of baptisms (plural)
4: laying on of hands
5: resurrection of the dead
6: eternal judgment
12: For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13: For every one that uses milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14: But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
1: Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
2: Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
Foundational Principles of Christ Part 1