Therefore thus saith the Lord: “If thou return, then will I bring thee back, and thou shalt stand before Me; and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as My mouth. Let them return unto thee, but return not thou unto them.
The Scriptures make clear that all true Christians have several things in common. Whenever the Church forgets this, the results are disastrous. Vague or confused ideas about conversion begin to spread, and the Church loses her ability to discern between the precious and the vile (Jeremiah 15:19). A generation arises that does not know the Lord, nor yet the works which He has done for Israel (Judges 2:10). During such a time, true converts – sincere but poorly taught – struggle to obtain assurance that they are truly born again. At the same time, false conversions begin to multiply. --Free Presbyterian Magazine; What do all true Christians have in common? February 2021