30Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
30 Verse 30. Let both grow together] Though every minister of God
should separate from the Church of Christ every incorrigible
sinner, yet he should proceed no farther: the man is not to be
persecuted in his body or goods, because he is not sound in the
faith-GOD tolerates him; so should men. False doctrines are
against God-he alone is the judge and punisher of them-man has no
right to interfere in this matter. They who burnt Vanini for
atheism usurped the seat of judgment, and thus proved themselves
to be not less a diabolical seed than the person they thus,
without God's leave, hurried into eternity. MARY, Queen of
England, of execrable memory, and the inquisitorial tormentors she
employed, were all of this diabolical sowing. See more on this
parable at Mt 13:37, &c.