Matthew 3:12 Worthless Matter!

Matthew 3:12 (KJV)
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

I thought that chaff was a polite term for the unsaved.
Strong’s defines it as “cast forth.”

But Websters gave me cause to reconsider.
Webster’s Dictionary says, “Chaff – Refuse; worthless matter; especially that which is light, and apt to be driven by the wind. In scripture, false doctrines, fruitless designs, hypocrites, and ungodly men are compared to chaff.

“Worthless matter” 
Who would ever want to be considered that?

“Light and apt to be driven with the wind”
This is descriptive of so many. It is the very mantra of liberalism. Unstable. Shifting with every current of time and gust of culture.

Sometimes the winds blow softly, and liberalism seems to move barely. It might even rest alongside that which is planted, secure, and safe.

Other times, such as in our day, storms drive the chaff in swirling furry farther and farther from the well-grounded. The chaff beats upon the plant, causing disturbance and potential damage.

God, in His time, will burn up this chaff in unquenchable fire.

A graphic picture of hell. 

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Matthew 3:12 Worthless Matter!

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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