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Some things in this world look very much alike. They are very similar. For instance, a King Snake and a Coral Snake look very much alike. An alligator and a crocodile look a lot alike. They are very similar. We have a citrus tree growing in our yard, that produces both sweet and sour oranges, and the 2 look very similar. Often, people are unable to tell these things apart because they look so much alike.

But on each of them, there is something that sets them apart. Each of them is distinctive in some way you just have to know what to look for. In King & Coral snakes you look for the placement of their rings. In alligators & crocodiles, you look at their teeth, and the shape of their snouts. Similarly, the sweet and sour oranges have different peels and leaves. You have to know the marks that make them distinctive.

In the parable of the wheat and the tares, Jesus commented that in the church, some are believers and some are not, but the 2 are there together. They look very similar, but they are not the same and the end of the two will be very different.