The Vine and the Branches

In John 15 Jesus uses the relationship of branches to the vine to illustrate our relationship to Him, “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.” The whole allegory distinguishes between two kinds of branches – the fruitful ones and the unfruitful ones.
Most readers immediately recognize that the fruitful branches depict our wonderful union with Christ. He is the provider of spiritual life which even flows into eternity. The allegory, then, provides the Christian with many basics about Christian living.
But who are the branches that are taken away? Verse 6 even says they will be cast into fire. Some have thought that this means a Christian could lose his salvation. Is this really the case?
If you want to find out who the unfruitful branches really are and what it means to be in union with Christ, then join us for the IBCZ livestream coming Sunday.

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