Fruitless Christians are in the greatest danger in the universe. Unless they repent and bear fruit, they will be severed from Christ and will be thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, according to Jesus! What a shock it must be to some to hear statements like this, but Jesus taught this truth more than once.
He [God] cuts off every branch in me [Jesus] that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. (John 15:2)
The Father wants fruit. What happens to people who do not remain in Christ (namely the branches that get cut off because they bear no fruit)? John 15:6 tells us.
If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
Jesus taught in John 15:1-10 that there are two types of Christians — those who do remain in him and bring forth fruit and those who do not remain (the fruitless) and end up in the fire.
[Copyright Dan Corner.]