Well we worked our way through the parable of the 10 virgins. Which after following the thread should be hard for someone to come away with the idea that five of those virgins were unsaved. So having looked at the first parable why don't we take a look at the parable of the talents to see what the Holy Spirit would have us see from the second parable. We are still in the context of the kingdom of the heavens, which is not an eternal salvation context. And right off the bat we see that there can be no distinction between the saved and the unsaved in this parable either, because here is what the first verse in the parable has to say. "For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them. I don't see how anyone can deny that all three of the slaves viewed in this passage of Scripture are saved. All three of them are "his OWN slaves." They belong to the man that is going away. So we find that two are faithful and received the commendation from their master well done good and faithful servant. But let's see what the third slave received. He received a hasrh rebuke with "You wicked, lazy slave" So not only do we see that the wicked slave received a harsh rebuke, and not only did he lose his opportunity to be put in charge over something, but he actually lost what he possessed. Then he was thrown out into outer darkness, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. So again here is overwhelming evidence that there are indeed faithful and unfaithful Christians and that there will be a separation when we stand before our Judge. Folks it is time that we educate this lukewarm Christian world that there is going to be consequences for living a life of unfaithfulness and disobedience. We can not just live life any ole way we please and think we are putting something over on the Lord! I pray that we will heed the warning of our Lord and take His Words to heart, and may we be found faithful on that day.