End of Probation

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The term "end of probation" is not found in the Bible, but is used frequently in Christian circles.

It refers to the following text:

Revelation 22:11
He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

This is a period in time at which all is (supposedly) decided. This is (supposedly) the end of man's ability to change and be saved. This is the end of "man's probation" and his "fate is forever decided" (supposedly).

The text is true, but the interpretation is false.

The next verse is:

Revelation 22:12
And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Revelation 22:11 is a time just before the 2nd coming of Christ. We know that the barley is harvested at this 2nd coming. That means that Revelation 22:11 is referring to the last chance to be part of that barley harvest.

The wheat and grapes will be harvested later (the latter part of Revelation 22:12), so this isn't man's last chance to be saved, it is his last chance to be part of the barley harvest. (see Three Harvests of Redemption)

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