In Christ’s parable of the sower, we are taught to sow the seed of the Gospel indiscriminately in this world (Luke 8:1-15). Being unable to discern barren ground—soil by the wayside, rocky soil, and thorny ground—from good ground—fallow human hearts broken up and prepared by God’s Spirit for the seed—we must preach the Gospel everywhere to everybody.

Granted, the Gospel, which is the incorruptible seed of the Second Birth, must be implanted in a fertile human heart to ever come to fruition— salvation (1 Peter 1:23; James 1:21). Still, we must not assume which hearts are fertile and which are fallow, but preach the Gospel to all people without prejudice or presumption.