Parable of the wheat
There is a parable by Jesus which is the Parable of the wheat (Matthew 13:24-30). You can read it below:
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
This parable is really enlightening. We live in a world where both the good and the wicked live side by side. The good need to concentrate on growing in their good works while the wicked need to repent. For there will come a time when both the good and wicked will manifest so clearly in their full grown state that there won’t be any gray area. So both will be easily identified at the Final Judgement.
The Final Judgement is going to be more simple than most people think. It will be judgement on those are sinful and mercy on those who are still faithful to Christ. Then there will be rewards and punishments as per the intensity and nature of works done by each individual.
It’s not enough to have faith in Christ, you need to be faithful to him to the very end. Faith is not say a prayer to Christ and get your ticket to heaven. You need to continue to believe in the Lord Jesus till the end of time.
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Matthew 24:13