In the Parable of the Sower, who is saved?

The parable of the sower (Matthew 13:3-9, Matthews 13:18-23), some seed is  (1) not germinated and is snatched up right away, some falls on  (2) rocky ground and dies int he heat of the sun because it has shallow roots, others grow but then are (3) choked by weeds, while some seeds (4) thrive and produce a good harvest.

Interpretations vary, often affected by the theological assumptions of the interpreter.

So, in your vies, which plants are genuinely saved?


Only the crop that bears fruit is saved.
78% (21 votes)
The crop-bearing and the choked by weeds.
7% (2 votes)
The crop-bearing, the choked by weeds, and the shallow rooted that wilt.
4% (1 vote)
11% (3 votes)
Total votes: 27
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pvawter's picture

Interesting that the vast majority agree, but I'm curious about the reasoning of those who selected "other." Anyone care to share?